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West Des Moines Girls Softball - with Stefenie Wright

It's really quite an undertaking with hundreds of girls and dozens of volunteers Stefenie Wright is busy. Here we talk about the West Des Moines Girls Softball Recreational League, what they do, how they train and what they give back to the community. It's a fun conversation and, yes, they would love to have your little girl join them and..no...you do not have to live in West Des Moines.

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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Future Employment Issues - Junior Achievement Part of the Answer?

Nearly every business executive or owner tells us the same thing, "It's tough finding talented employees in this tight labor market". Maybe Junior Achievement, which has been around since 1919 and in Central Iowa since 1955, might be part of the answer. Meet Ryan Osborn the president of Junior Achievement of Central Iowa who details how the program can be a willing partner in everything from job training to money management.

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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Young Women’s Resource Center at Forty

Founded in 1978 the Young Women's Resource Center works with girls and young women ages 10 - 21 on a host of items all designed to help them become strong, self-confident and successful. Here we visit with Kristin Griffith about the history of the organization, what the center is all about and detail an upcoming year of celebration marking 40 years of service.

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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Homes 4 My Peeps with David Houston

This is a story about giving back to the community. David Houston founded Homes 4 My Peeps following his education in architecture. Homes 4 My Peeps is a non-profit that looks for sustainable ways to create living spaces for individuals, help with community gardens, sustainable agriculture and much more. And, this Saturday there is a special event with...food. It's a fundraiser so go to 2124 Grand Saturday between 5PM and 9PM.. We've got details in the broadcast. 

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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Empower Tanzania with Phil Latessa

If you have never heard of Tanzania it's not much of a surprise to us. Tasmania yes. Tanzania, not so much. That is about to change. Meet Phil Latessa the Executive Director of a non-profit called Empower Tanzania. Here you will learn more about this very poor nation in east Africa, what this organization does with and for the people, how Phil works with village leaders, tribal leaders and government officials to assist with medical care, education and economic development. Why Tanzania? We asked and got an answer and think you should know more.

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 Honor in a Job with Iowa Job Honor

Our friend Kyle Horn is a returning guest to the Business News Hour. Kyle is from Iowa Job Honor Awards and here we talk about the impact a job has on a person, a family and on the business that hires a job-seeker with a less than "perfect" background. We're sharing this because the Iowa Job Honor Award Nomination Period is now open. We think you'll enjoy knowing more and perhaps helping to nominate a person or a company that understands the link between a job...and honor.

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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School Supplies, Kids and the Walnut Creek YMCA

As personal and school budgets tighten there is a greater need for folks like the Walnut Creek YMCA to do fund raising, collection and distribution of school supplies to kids who really need them. Meet Joanna Gilmore the Youth Development Coordinator for the Walnut Creek YMCA as she shares with us their effort to meet the growing demand of getting school supplies in the hands of families. This is an effort that goes through July with a special event on August 5th. Have a listen! 

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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Kidsave - The Touching Story of Adoption

Right now, in the Des Moines Metro, there are five children from Columbia in need of permanent families. The kids range in age of 11 to 13 and their chances for adoption have dwindled due to their crime of...age. This emotional conversation with Jessica Dunker is a "must listen" to interview. You have the opportunity to truly make a difference through Kidsave a non-profit created in Des Moines for the purpose of uniting children with loving families. Here we talk about an event each Saturday in July where you can meet the kids. For more information call 515-988-8309. But, please...just listen.

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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You Know Robin from Batman Now Meet Burt Ward The Canine Crusader

This is an extended interview with Burt Ward who played Robin the the still popular television program Batman. Here we talk about his two passions in life: His wife Tracy and their joint mission of saving, caring and lengthening the lives of...dogs. Burt was in Sioux City, Iowa to tour the Consumers Supply plant where his, Gentle Giants Dog Food is made. We sat down to talk about giving dogs the miracle of a longer more active life. Imagine Great Danes living to be 27 years old and active. And, yes, we talk about Adam West and how Burt got the part of Robin. But, if you have a "fur kid", please spend some time and listen to one of the most kind people on the planet...meet Burt Ward.

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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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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