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Livable Communities - Grand Avenue in Des Moines with AARP - Iowa

We're on site with Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa and Layne Fergusen from Team Better Block as they and dozens of volunteers transform a block of Grand Avenue in the East Village of Des Moines. The goal is to show what can be done to encourage a redesign of auto-dominated roads and create a more livable community and a more vibrant commercial area. And, the economic development opportunities are astounding. You've heard Jason Roberts talk about Build a Better Block early this year. Here we dive deeper.  Listen in.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines - 17 July 2018

This week the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) is in Des Moines and we're there all week long. In the business news of the day... companies seeking relief from the Trump Tariffs are not having much luck and teh numbers are huge. Papa John's founder is not going away...quietly. News that Prime Day smashed sales records liften tech stocks today yet Amazon workers in call for massive strikes over pay and working conditions. Four states have sued the Federal Government over....wait for it....taxes. Those stories the markets and why ACCE is such a big deal for the Greater Des Moines Metro.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The University of Iowa - AIB Campus and Budgets

Here we sit down with Tom Rice the Director for the University of Iowa Des Moines Campus and talk about the decision by the university to close up the former AIB campus. The reasons why, what will happen to the education programs, why the close of additional programs that should be meant to boost economic development in rural Iowa, offer insight to elder care and the flap over the Labor Center. We also talk student debt, the Iowa Legislature and more. Strap in...this is some great radio. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines 13 July 2018

Ya gotta play nice even if you are the CEO, Chairman of the Board of a BIG Bank. Pizza to Profits. Another day, another housing story and this time about rent. Ivanka and tariffs, Sears and Des Moines and Charles Sukup dies. Those stories the markets and two interesting guest interviews as the business news hour comes to you from Minneapolis. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Out to Lunch with Maxwell Schaeffer Part Two

In Part Two of our conversation with former KIOA morning personality Maxwell Schaeffer we talk about how radio and the radio business has changed. How local programming is now almost gone, about decisions made in a far off corporate headquarters and how shareholders, rather than listeners and local management, now dictate direction. We'll also talk about future plans, his playwright wife Karen Schaeffer his Sports Director son Jon Schaeffer at We Are Iowa TV 5 and more. For those of you who wondered what it's like have a listen. And thank you Jesses Embers for a great lunch. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

It's a short week for business networking and education but we've still got some First Friday news from Gravitate, some information on starting a business and getting more information. Social media and social action and more from our own Laura Kinnard from Drake University. If you want to click through to DMBizMixer to check dates...go already. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Business News Headlines 28 May 2018

We're broadcasting today from the Historic Waveland Golf Course...we love going on the road. In the news today Starbuck CFO is leaving and the stock takes a hit, Amazon just purchsed PillPack and that has Walgreens and CVS...nervious. Speaking ofg Amazon they have a business deal for...you! Telling stories and why that is important for business especially if you want to grow. Speaking of stories we've got Voices from the Historic Waveland Golf Course...as a local chamber has an event. Those stories, Stuff to DO with Cityview and Parker Reed and the markets. Click through for more.  

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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It’s Bigger Than You Think - ACCE Comes to Des Moines

We're a little less than a month away from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) coming to Des Moines, iowa. So? Well, that's what you may think however this is another example of how the Greater Des Moines Metro continues to punch above its weight. We caught up with Jay Byers from the Greater Des Moines Partnership about the event, who is coming and what the residual impact will be. No matter what business you are in...you might want to pay attention. 

 The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business of the Des Moines Art Festival and Teaching Artists the Business

For years the Des Moines Arts Festival has been a major summer event for Central Iowa. We sat down with Stephen King the director of the project and talked about the business aspect of the event. With us is artist Chris Dahlquist who is making her 19th appearence. Not only is Chris this years featured artist she also teaches artists how to better market themselves. You know, the business of being an artist. Some solid advice here for just about any business. Enjoy! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Economics of Catch Des Moines

Most cities call what Greg Edwards does the business of Convention and Visitors. Here in Des Moines we call it "Catch Des Moines". Recently Greg has been making the rounds of the various city councils talking economics. We asked him to share these amazing numbers with you. Find out the true value of Catch Des Moines and how you can help make our area even better. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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