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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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Housing Trends from Single Family Homes to Apartments

Some hot housing news both nationwide and here in the Greater Des Moines Metro...when this happens we reach out to our housing expert Lance Hanson from Re/Max Real Estate Concepts and bounce our questions to him. In this segment we talk about the dramatic increase in the construction of single-family homes and the decrease of apartment construction. There is conversation about interest rates as well as home inventory and realtors.

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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Democrats, Business, Voting the Economy and More with Martin O’Malley

We, at the Business News Hour, pride ourselves in offering "Non-Toxic Talk Radio".  In other words we don't do politics. But, from time to time, a national figure crosses our state and because politics and business has, over the past month, become so entwined we think it's fair to ask political questions that relate to business. We caught up with former presidential contender Gov. Martin O'Malley this past weekend and asked him why Democrats get a bad rap when it comes to business.  That and more right here...

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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New The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is….

The Greater Des Moines Partnership along with the Cultivation Coordior have launched the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator in partnership with partner/investors: Grinnell Mutual, Kent Corporation, Sukup Manufacturing, DuPont Pioneer, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company, John Deere and Peoples Company. Here Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM tells what it is and it's link to the World Food Prize. This...really...is...big.

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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CI Week8 with Tony Paustian

You can hear the excitement in the voice of Dr. Tony Paustian the founder and creator of CI Week (Celebrate Innovation) now in it's 8th year at DMACC West Campus here in the Des Moines Metro. Here Tony talks about who will be presenting, what you can expect and remember it's all...free. Truly a "must go" series of events that lifts up the creative nature in us all featuring an amazing host of guests. Have a listen:

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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The Iowa Hospital Association on The ACA and Iowa Medicaid

Health care in Iowa and the nation is in turmoil. During the course of the presidential campaign, now, President Donald Trump insisted he would "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The Republician members of Congress have also vowed to repeal the act but, as of now, there is no clear replacement for the 20 million Americans who now have health care insurance through the program. The American Hospital Association has made several trips to Washinton, D.C. in an attempt to get Congress to think about what they are doing and what impact it would have on patients, hospitals and the communities they serve. We asked the president of the Iowa Hospital Asociation, Kirk Norris to come to our studio and give us the position of the Iowa Hospital Association. From economic impact on communities to health care options to the current for-profit managed care program in Iowa we had lots to talk about.  Please listen: 

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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The Film Lounge and Iowa Public Television

For those of you who enjoy independent films we have a treat for you. Meet Chuck Czech the producer of The Film Lounge (#TheFilmLounge) two, one hour episodes that highlight art and experimental films produced by Iowans They will air on IPTV  on Sunday 12 February at 10pm and again on Sunday 19 February at 10pm.

The Film Lounge includes 13 shorts in a broad variety of film types and topics. From classic horror to political documentary it's a must see. There are two free scheduled public screenings as well. On Thursday 9 February at 7pm the free event is at the Fleur Cinema and Cafe in Des Moines and then on Saturday 11 February there is another screening at Palmer's' Pub also at 7pm at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Centr in Sioux City. Here is the link to The Film Lounge from IPTV which also had major support from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Produce Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council.

 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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What Is the Mood of Small Business? We Asked

To hear some talk you would think that small to mid-size business owners are in a deep funk and it has never been a worse business climate. Hold on. Here is what business is really saying. With us is Jerry Ripperger, Vice President with Principal Financial Services on a nationwide survey that indicates small businesses are growing and looking forward to a very positive 2017. Oh, those pesky facts...

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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The Iowa Power Farming Show - Economic Impact and More

For well over 100 years the Iowa Power Farming Show has been a major driver of technology and innovation for agriculture. Listed as the third largest indoor farm show in the nation the Iowa Power Farming Show is a production of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (INEDA). With us to talk about the event and give us a glimpse of what to expect is Andy Goodman the president of the INEDA. Even if you are not "into" farming you'll learn much here. 

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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School Funding - A Parent Speaks to Learning

Here is an extended interview with parent Louisa Dykstra who joined a school funding committee put together by the Des Moines Public Schools. "I had no idea how school budgets worked and how (and why) the Iowa Legislature was involved. I learned quickly..." That story and how she became a voice of parents in in this broadcast. In addition on 26 January the West Side Chamber and the Windsor Heights Chamber invite you to a public meeting on school funding. Details and why in the broadcast. 

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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