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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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Mobility, Economics and the Greater Des Moines Metro

Our guest is David Fields of Nelson-Nygaard of San Francisco who was in the Des Moines Metro to share some thoughts and ideas about the future of mobility in our city and tackle some rural issues that revolve around vehicles, parking and more. Are we moving away from a "car centric" way of life? What about traffic and traffic patterns? What is the future of our suburbs and the downtown areas? In the end the conversation is all about the economic reality of the trends we're seeing in mobility, accessability and sustainability and how they impact our future. Some stunning options to consider. enjoy. 

 

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.

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Getting Around - The Walkable City

Cities are changing and Des Moines is one of those that is changing rapidly. Our guest is Jeff Speck who was in Des Moines to talk about how we might change our roads, sidewalks and transportation methods to create a vibrant city with opportunities for living, working, shopping and entertainment. The author of Walkable City Jeff walks us through some interesting examples of how Des Moines might change for the better.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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The East/South Community Engagement Summit

Meet two young leaders who have put together the East/South Des Moines Community Engagement Summit scheduled for later this month. The purpose of the free event is to gather input and direction on a number of issues critical to the future progress of the East and South side of Des Moines. Meet Tyler Weig from the Southside YMCA and Justin Bogers from Goodwill Industries as they explain the concept and outcomes.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.  
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Wini Moranville on French Food, The DSM Restaurant Scene and Baru 66

She was the long-time food critic for the Des Moines Register, the author of a French Cookbook, and a foodie for DSM Magazine. We caught up with Wini Moranville at a special event she co-hosted with Chef David Baruthio of Baru 66. So what does it mean to "chef" something up?  We asked that and more...here is Wini:

 
Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.  
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Sweet Corn, Progress Iowa and Martin O’Malley

This Sunday is the Second Annual Progress Iowa Sweetcorn Feed at the Simon Estes Theater on the river in Des Moines. On our Newsmaker Line is Matt Sinovic from Progress Iowa telling us what to expect and where to get tickets.  


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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