Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News 29 November 2018

Yesterday was...yesterday. Today we just don't know about that U.S. and China "deal". It's the Business News Hour coming up today:

  • So, who did you say was going on that G-20 trip?;
  • More job cuts in the news today;
  • Payless Shoes gets customers to buy their shoes at up to $600 a pair;
  • Housing appraisers, we don't need no stinkin' housing appraisers;
  • New jobless claims are up and that has some folks concerned;
  • A fashion re-branding coming to Des Moines, Iowa;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

We're talking cookies and charity with our favorite foodie, Beau Fodor. Coming up on 13 December is the Annual Cookie Exchange. This year at at new swanky venue and with a new charity. Always fun to have Beau on with us.

We'll also present this encore conversation with Melissa Ness the President/CEO of Aureon HR. It's all about worker productivity and how that is impacted by workplace culture. This is seriously good stuff. 

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The Business News Headlines - 5 October 2018

It's Friday...only two more working days until Monday...right? Click through to these interesting business news stories from today and some great conversation in our interview portions:

  • Farmers, Trump, Tariffs - A Bitter Harvest;
  • The Jobs Report - Winners and Losers;
  • The Trade Gap - Opps;
  • Another retail giant files for Chapter 11;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why...it's not a good day.

Those stories and we'll hear from a remarkable young woman, Nicole Zeien-Cox who is on the board of The Guardian Scholars Foundation but, in her own right, has an amazing story. You've got to listen.

Then we take the lid off the Fun Machine as we check out Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend and into next week with Parker Reed and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine.

Thanks for coming by! 

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Daniel Pettit Has It Going On Learn About Trailhead International

Daniel Pettit who, along with his wife, created a non-profit called Trailhead International  which is in the business of building churches that become community centers in emerging nations. We sat down with Daniel for that reason and several more...that you’ll hear about in this segment...stay with us...some folks doing some good around the globe. Oh, and a concert on Saturday to assist in their work. Click through for the complete story. 

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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Volunteers - An Important Part of the 370,000 Members of AARP-Iowa

We sit down with Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa and talk about several items and then get into how the organization uses volunteers to serve the 370,000 Iowans who are members. To bolster that fact we also meet Don Corrigan who has been an AARP-Iowa volunteer for nearly two decades. Plus he is wearing a cool shirt. And we'll share details about two upcoming Sip, Sample, Serve events.  Also, here is a link to volunteer and get it going in your community! Click through to learn 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 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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Doing Good with Their Tips

We often record our broadcast interviews from Grounds for Celebration in Windsor Heights. We love the atmosphere of a live setting. This week when we were in for a segment waitress Judy Babb asked me about being on the broadcast and asked what it was we covered. When I said it was about business she said, "Darn, we were hoping you might say something about our charity work". We were interested. Meet Judy who, with fellow employee Holly McIlroy, pick a day each month (July 16th this month) and donate 100% of their tips to a charity. This month it is Unbreakabull Bullies of Urbandale.  

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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Public Policy That Benefits Everybody with Anthony Carroll from AARP-Iowa

Let's not choose up sides but rather talk about some public policy issues that have a positive impact on us all. Here we visit with Anthony Carroll about everything from voting to new voting laws to caregiving and more. The AARP-Iowa is all about a better quality of life for us all...each of us no matter the political party. Who's with us on that? 

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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While Iowa Agriculture Feeds the World Hunger Remains…Right Here.

What does it mean to be "food insecure"? It's a good question and here Michelle Book from the Food Bank of Iowa shares with us the pain, frustration and health concerns that thousands of Iowans face each day. While Iowa feeds the world Iowans go hungry. Who are they, where do they live and what can we do about it? Good questions...here is Michelle.

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 American Heart Association and…Jovie

So, what do you do when you own the broadcast hour and your grand-daughter asks if she can be on the program to pitch her effort to raise $1,000 for the American Heart Association? Well you do it. Meet Jovie Pease a nine year-old from Clive Learning Academy who is on a mission to "save lives". She's been going door-to-door and here she explains all of that. She really is quite good...and here is the link if you would like to help out with online donations. 

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 Black & Gold Ball with Sam Reed

Each year the Zeta Kappa Lambda Foundation puts on the "Party of the Year" known as the Black & Gold Ball. While it's great fun it also celebrates the youth of our community with some impressive scholarships. Here we visit with Sam Reed a member of the Foundation who explains what the event is and the impact it can have on the youth of Iowa. And, for tickets (you really should go!) here is that link. We'll see you at the Black & Gold Ball on 17 February! Here is our 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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Volunteer Iowa - It’s Working for Good!

Last year thousands of Iowans gave of their time and talents to volunteer for everything from coaching to building homes. Here we talk about the Volunteer Iowa Challenge with Brianne Fitzgerald. Learn how you and/or your company can get involved. Let's "double up? in 2018! 

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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