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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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The Book - No Surrender by Jack Hatch

Even thought I've known him for years I start this interview with former Iowa State Senator Jack Hatch with the admission I didn't realize the depth of his life-long involvement in progressive causes. We move from that into a conversation about his new book, No Surrender - Building a Progressive Agenda for Iowa with the Five Securities. In it Sen. Hatch not only points out the major problems within the Democratic Party, he also lists ways in which his party can reclaim the populist agenda. Something, he says, his party has drifted from. 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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Three Issues That Impact Our Economy and Your Investments

He is a returning guest to the Business New Hour; Kurt Pearson is the founder of Compass Financial a different sort of financial services company. Recently he identified three issues that will impact our economy and individual financial plans. Those three areas are fiscal policies, monetary policies and demographics. Listen as he looks at each area in advance of his 2017 Economic Update which will be held on Thursday, January 19 at noon. You can regester for this fee educational event 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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Getting Around - The Walkable City

Cities are changing and Des Moines is one of those that is changing rapidly. Our guest is Jeff Speck who was in Des Moines to talk about how we might change our roads, sidewalks and transportation methods to create a vibrant city with opportunities for living, working, shopping and entertainment. The author of Walkable City Jeff walks us through some interesting examples of how Des Moines might change for the better.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Iowa Economics a Report from the Iowa Business Council

Each quarter the Iowa Business Council surveys its members to catch their sentiment on the Iowa Economy. With us to break down the numbers, which have softened, is Elliott Smith the Executive Director of the IBC. Might this information alter your business plans in the 4th Quarter?


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.  
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Equal Pay, Family Leave and the Economy

She came to Iowa to help headline the Progress Iowa Corn Feed and what she said about equal pay, family leave and how that impacts the economy struck a cord with us. We caught up to Stephanie Schriock the president of Emily's List and asked her to share her thoughts with our business audience. She did...have a listen:  


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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Living In the Middle - The Sandwich Generation & Caregiving

As our population ages there are striking realities happening that impact not only the economics of business but also the quality of life for millions of Americans. Lyn Hilgenberg is the founder of Daylily a business that focuses on providing education and consulting for state-mandated dementia education and health aging topics. We talk about the physical and emotional impact of caring for older family members while still being responsible for younger family members...hence the "Sandwich Generation". Valuable life lessons here...meet Lyn.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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The Fairgrounds, Family and Farming with Mark Putney

I was working the Iowa State Fair and bumped into Mark Putney whom I've known, through his father John, for years. We talked a bit about family the fairgrounds and farming the "Three F's" that mean so much to so many Iowans. Here is that conversation. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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The Impact of Brexit on the Agricultural Economy

Today the Iowa Farm Bureau held an Economic Summit at their West Des Moines Headquarters. The person responsible for that event is Dave Miller the Research Director for the organization. We caught up with Dave on our Newsmaker Line to learn what he believes might be the big impact of Brexit on the farm economy and the economy in general.  


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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The Impact of Buying 5% Locally

Joining us from the Greater Des Moines Partnership is Meg Schneider the Vice President of Business Development. She is with us to talk about the economic impact of purchasing more of what you are already buying...but do it local. This is not only B2C but also B2B. By switching just 5% of the purchases your business is already making you impact the local economy by....I'll let Meg share that. 



Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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