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Immigration and The Greater Des Moines Partnership

Here we visit with Mary Bontrager, Executive Vice President of Talent Development for the Greater Des Moines Partnership about DACA (Dreamers), Immigration Laws, Congress, Regional Jobs, the Economy and a group known as The New American Economy. What is the impact of foreign born workers here in the Des Moines Metro and why have so many moved to our region?  All asked and answered...

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 Iowa State Education Association - What It Means for Iowa

Over the next two months each school teacher (union and non-union) in Iowa will be forced to make a choice for their future and the future of education in Iowa. Tammy Warow is the President of the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) and here, in this extended interview, we talk about the history of the ISEA, Chapter 20 and how it came to be and then discuss what the Iowa Legislature did, or is trying to do, to cripple the ability of teachers in Iowa to collectively bargin with their school boards. "We are in a fight for this profession." Serious words for serious times... 

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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Des Moines Public Schools School Board Conversation Round Two

Here we continue our conversation with Rob Barron and Louisa Dykstra and talk about education and business, options outside of a four-year degree and how the Des Moines Public Schools can be assistive in that effort. 

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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Workplace Safety - Hawkeye Safety

Preventing on-the-job injuries means increased morale, productivity and profits three good reasons to attend HawkEye on Safety September 20th at the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. In studio with us is Bill Gerhardt and on our Newsmaker line is Brent Anderson and Tammi Goerdt to explain the program, who may attend and the many benefits of having a safe workplace. Registering for HawkEye on Safety is here and your registration includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments, parking and a world of knowledge. 

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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5 Things Employers Need to Know - Employment Law

It doesn't matter what size of company you are running there are pitfalls, and they are ever changing, when it comes to employment law. Here Jaki Samuelson of the Whitfield & Eddy Law Firm previews "Top Five Things Managers and Owners Need to Know About Employment Law" which she will present to attendees at the Greater Des Moines Partnership on Wednesday the 23rd of August. Good content here... 

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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Wage Theft in Iowa - Millions Withheld from Workers

When we first saw the report compiled by The Labor Center at the University of Iowa and the Iowa Public Policy Project we were stunned. Through their research the group concluded businesses and individuals had failed to pay their employees a staggering $600,000,000. In addition they calculate there is an additional $120 million in unpaid sales, income and payroll taxes. That is a direct impact on the State of Iowa. What's going on? Here we have a conversation with Matt Glasson, a former private practice attorney now with the Labor Center, about wage theft in Iowa. What is wage theft, who does it impact, where is it most common, what is Iowa doing about it, who can workers turn to for help? We think you will be as surprised as we were...please 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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Health Care and Employers with Ned Flynn from Aureon

Talk about a timely topic. Today Ned Flynn from Aureon visits with us about the world of health care options for employers. From the "law of the land" in the Affordable Care Act to the recently released Better Care Reconciliation Act. Here we talk about those and the House passed American Health Care Act. Strap in for a conversation about options and what Aureon is sharing with their clients. 

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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Campus Compact - Iowa with Emily Shields

Imagine if there was an organization which allowed college students grow their skill set in a number of different ways from community service to team building. Then imagine how well-rounded those students might be once they enter the work-force. That organization is here and it is called Campus Compact - Iowa. Meet Emily Shields the Executive Director of this valuable resource that helps students broaden their potential and become highly sought after employees.

 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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Reflections on Washington D.C. from DMDC2017

If you were with us last week you heard a number of reports as we broadcast from the Greater Des Moines Partnership Washington D.C. Fly-In (#DMDC2017). Over 200 business, civic and non-profit leaders took a charter flight to D.C. to listen, learn and lobby for a host of economic issues that are critical to Central Iowa and beyond. Today Michael offers some personal reflections about the trip from issues the surround health care to transportation to political jabs to bipartisan efforts. What really goes on vs. what sometimes other media outlets share or ignore completely. 

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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Desmund Adams Launches Focus & Find

It's a pleasure to welcome back our good friend Desmund Adams who, since running for Congress, has been busy putting together a unique, socially responsible, search firm, Focus & Find. What does all of that mean? We asked that and more. Have a listen...we think you too will be impressed. 

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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