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Dogs, Dinner and Doing Good

What if we told you that YOU could help get a service dog for a returning veteran and all you had to do was go to breakfast, lunch or dinner? Pretty easy, no? Meet our friend Ryan Anderson from the Des Moines Jaycees who was in to talk about Tables & Tails a fund raising effort on behalf of Paws & Effects mission to provide for the care and training of service dogs for veterans. Here Ryan shares with you the nine restaurants where you can go to eat...and have them donate proceeds to the charity. It's a win-win for everybody!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Des Moines Arts Festival - Fun Times!

Just days away from the 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival and we were thrilled to have Stephen King and Kristian Day take some time away and be with us in studio to talk about the "back-story". Here we talk about the festival, what it means to Des Moines, the artists and what one thing you can do to enhance your experience. What started back in 1958 as "Art in the Park" has grown to become an international sensation. Then we learn from Kristian that the Interrobang Film Festival, which has been part of the Des Moines Arts Festival will, this year, become a "stand-alone" event in the East Village. Some great radio here...enjoy! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Hubbell Development with Kris Saddoris

We spend some time with Kris Saddoris the Vice President of Development with Hubbell Development one of the longest running companies in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here we talk about housing needs, "missing-middle-housing", the new development south of MLK, the success in Grinnell and much more. One question, "With over 2,400 apartments on the schedule to be built will that be over-built?" Listen in!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Des Moines Public Schools - Dr. Tom Ahart

With over 33,000 students the Des Moines Public Schools is the largest in Iowa and with that comes a host of challenges. Meet Dr. Tom Ahart who leads the effort to deliver high quality education while balancing budgets, 200 languages and a stingy Iowa Legislature.  Some stunning facts in this extended conversation..

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Grateful and Giving Back - Meet Danial Fandeh

When he was eleven his family fled from war ravaged Liberia for a life in Des Moines, Iowa. A sixth grader who had never seen the inside of a school he could neither read or write. Meet Daniel Fandeh, his immagrant story and what he is doing now to give back to Liberia. On April 22nd there will be a public opportunity for you to lend a Helping Hand. This story will warm your heart and, perhaps, move you to do something...

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Water, Politics, Business - Des Moines Water Works

We've been doing the Business News Hour for a long time. Each weekday for nearly four years we've reported on the business news of the nation, region and the Greater Des Moines Metro. During that time we have watched the convergence of business and politics and that has changed the conversation. This interview is an example of that. Bill Stowe, the CEO of the Des Moines Water Works has been described as "The most hated man in Iowa" and as a "Moses standing up for the people against special interests". According to the Des Moines Water Works the Iowa Legislature, in a purely political move, is seeking to dismantle the Des Moines Water Works yet over 68% of the people served wish to preserve the business...and in the end it is a business. We talk about that, the drainage district lawsuit, polluted water, Flint, Michigan and more in this extended interview.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.  

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Bubba Our Restaurant of the Week

Our Restaurant of the Week is Bubba. Here to visit with us is "Bubba" Christopher Diebel the managing partner of this "Downhome" yet "Downtown" eatery that brings a little Dixie to Downtown Des Moines. It's a great story about a restaurant that is getting great reviews. Come to comfort...with Bubba our Restaurant of the Week.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Business, Stress and Des Moines

Last week we had a national story about how, in a survey by Accountemps, the Des Moines Metro is tied with Boston as the second most stressed out city in the nation. We got beat out by Salt Lake City. What? The article went on to talk about stress, productivity and business. We reached out to Des Moines University and invited Dr. Jerrit Tucker from the behavioral medicine department to join us for a conversation about...stress.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Le Jardin - Restaurant of the Week

Each Friday we offer up our Restaurant of the Week and this week we celebrate the French bistro Le Jardin with owner and Chef Tag Grandgeorge. We find out the who, what where and why of this cozy and romantic local restaurant located in Beaverdale.  Meet Tag!

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Iowa Wild Hockey - The Business with Todd Frederickson

Since 2013 when he was named President of the Iowa Wild Todd Frederickson has been busy in creating solid relationships between business and hockey. Here we talk about the sport, the thrill of winning, the players, the adjustments the front office has made regarding business sponsors and more. It's a wide ranging interview about the business of creating a successful experience for not only the fans but also the many business sponsors that generate the revenue necessary to maintain AHL Hockey in Iowa.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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