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Stuff to DO Saturday Into Next Week with Jeff Pitts & Cityview

He is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine...and he is Jeff Pitts who joins us each week to offer up a rundown of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro from Ames to Pella...he's got it covered. Inside:

  • Food and Drink at HyVee Hall;
  • A Journey Tribute;
  • Hockey with the Iowa Wild;
  • Diwali Celebration;
  • ISU Football;
  • Tiny Tim and Ukulele Talk;
  • Straight No Chaser;
  • Cinderella.

And, don't expect anything but fun here...thanks for listening!

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The Business News Headlines 22 October 2018

Today we've got the business news headlines and something extra. As many of you know we don't do politics on a daily basis. However, it is the season and we are based in Iowa. So, today, along with some of the headlines we've got a press event from today with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) who is in Iowa stumping for various democratic candidates. In that section we'll talk about the Justice Kavanaugh hearing and the potential backlash, the economy and who is winning, her support for Iowa Secretary of State Candidate Deidre DeJear and more.  Also:

  • Sears is trying to find some cash so it can stay around for the holidays;
  • Dating and spending money;
  • President Trump wants to cut your taxes...
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also we'll talk about an event coming up with RDG here in Des Moines. The design firm is holding a major event called Design Atlas for Climate Resilience and it runs all this week. So much to learn about the event, the speakers the vision and building for the future. Our guests are David Dahlquist, Renee Thomas and Graham Hanson.

And, because today is Monday it's time for Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer and Drake University in to talk about networking and business education events in the Des Moines Metro and beyond.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines - 19 October 2018

The end of the business week and we've got the Friday Edition of the Business News Hour. On tap today it's sort of an Amazon day with three stories that touch on the company:

  • Amazon seems to be closing in on the location of its second headquarters;
  • The pay increase for Amazon workers is not working out so well;
  • Has Walmart found a way to battle back Amazon?
  • Ford Motor Company is in trouble so the CEO had to calm dealers down;
  • The Savery Hotel in downtown Des Moines is open, $20 million later;
  • What happened on Wall Street and...why.

Those stories plus a conversation with Lucas Nelson from MedPharm. The company are opening up two dispensaries next month...one in Sioux City and the other in Windsor Heights. We talk about the business, the Iowa legislature and more.

Also we'll have some fun with Cityview Magazine as we check out Stuff to DO in the Metro with Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed...

Thanks for listening! 

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Stuff to DO with Cityview, Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed

Each Friday we bring you Stuff to DO in the Metro with Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed. They, along with the crew from Cityview Magazine offer up some great ideas to get out and enjoy.  Like tonight HOCKEY with the Iowa Wild. There is a live horror show. Fun Home talk. Fleetwood Mac returning to wells Fargo. We've got comedy and some serious stuff. Oh, and Love Never Dies...click through and get out there! 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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 Iowa Stage Theater Company with Matthew McIver

According to study after study there is a direct link between the arts and a quality of life. Go one step further and that quality of life means much to businesses in a tight labor market who play it up for retention and recruitment of employees. Meet Matthew McIver the Artistic Director (what the heck does that mean?) of the Iowa Stage Theater Company. It's is a professional group of actors, directors, stage hands that has it's roots going back decades. Newly re-branded the company is on a mission to increase awareness and bring more people to live theater. Meet Matthew McIver: 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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 18 September 2018

What happened while you were working? Here are some of the top business news headlines and a look at what happened on Wall Street and why! Today:

  • China worries? Not so much;
  • New TV ads for Papa John's but guess who is missing;
  • This pot company may soon have a market value of $1 billion;
  • Talking drugs...a drug maker sued in court for bribing physicians for the drug...;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus a conversation with AARP-Iowa volunteer Don Corrigan about Complete Streets a proposal set to be voted on by the Des Moines City Council. So...why in the heck is AARP-Iowa involved?  We asked.

Also today we talk with Maureen Berger about something called Outcome Driven Sales...we are all selling something but in this program from Tero International we make sure it's a "win-win" for buyer and seller.

Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe! 

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The Des Moines River Project - Eyes of Experience

Here we spend some time with Mat Swift...a Georgia native who was invited to come to Des Moines by the Greater Des Moines Partnership....why? Mat and many more individuals in Columbus, Georgia were responsible for taking a river that ran through their downtown and creating the nation’s largest man-made water feature in the nation.  Plus the project has produced millions in economic development and created a place where people really want to live...and work. Meet Mat and what could be the future of downtown Des Moines. 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week we take off the suit and tie and get into "Stuff to DO" with Cityview Magazine and Jeff Pitts. Cool stuff going on this weekend into next week.  Stuff like:

  • The South Des Moines Sculpture Park Event;
  • The 2018 Kids Expo;
  • The Last Lion in Pella;
  • Fam Jam;
  • Mat Kearney is in town;
  • Chad Prather will make you think and laugh;
  • Just Between Friends
  • World Food & Music Festival;
  • Andrew W.K. at Wooly's
  • HOCKEY with the Minnesota Wild vs. the St. Louis Blues...yeah, in DSM;
  • La Dame Blanche at the DSM Social Club;
  • Rumors by Neil Simon in Ames!

How is that for a line up?  Click through and have some fun already! 

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The Wave, University of Iowa and Social Media Club Des Moines

Next week the Social Media Club - Des Moines will hold a special event centered on The Wave. You saw The Wave this past weekend from Kinnick Stadium when fans, players, coaches, officials all turn and wave for several minutes at patients and families at the University Children's Hospital. Did you know it all started two years ago with one Facebook Post. On Tuesday 18 September the Social Media Club - Des Moines will hold a special event and panel discussion and proceeds go directly to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Here is Jessie Brown from SMCDM to explain and get you to...GO! 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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 Joshua V. Barr - We’re Talking Civil and Human Rights and “Bridging the Gap”.

We go out to lunch at Vino 209 with Joshua V. Barr the director of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission. Our purpose? To talk about issues of equality, equity and something called Bridging the Gap...a public reveal that is happening at the Des Moines Central Library between 6pm and 8pm...on September 17th .. lots of people have been involved thus far and you too are invited to attend.. Click through and joins us as we go Out to Lunch at Vino 209 in the Historic Valley Junction of WDM.

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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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