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The Alchemy of Us with Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

When her book came out a couple of months ago I wrote down that we must have her back and here we are. Dr. Ainissa Ramirez is first a scientist and yet she is also an effective story-teller. The book is The Alchemy of Us - How Humans and Matter Transformed On Another but FULL STOPP...if you are thinking, "Great a book about science...pass." don't! This is both science and history and stories about people you have heard about and others that have passed into oblivion. But each has left a mark on how you and I go about our daily life...  Meet Dr. Ramirez: 

29th State Apparel in the Small Business Spotlight

It's amazing what you can find just by listening. A couple of weeks ago I was making some calls from the office and stumbled on the mother of Kylie Kolz one half of something called 29th State Apparel. Kylie, along with her brother Nick, have created a line of clothing that not only cool but has a message. Where does the name come from, what they sell, how they market and more. In addition the startup shares 5% of their profits with local charities. Nice. Meet Kylie right here.

Thanks for listening! 

Getting That Job - Tips from Debbie Marshall of Thrive Consulting

The job market is tough. You know that because nearly every day during the Business News Hour we talk about the unemployment situation and the number of jobs that are available. So, how do you stand out?  How do you create a desire on the part of an HR professional or the people in charge of hiring?  Meet Debbie Marshall and her job coaching business Thrive Consulting. Here we'll talk about the job market and Debbie will give you some solid tips on how to break through.  Take some time and meet Debbie Marshall.

 

The Business News Headlines & More 8 September 2020

Welcome back and we hope you in Canada and the U.S. had a good Labor Day Holiday. By the way, you want to follow us on Twitter it's @IOB_NewsHour.  On the newscast today:

  • Tesla stock tumbles big time;
  • Airline stocks and summer driving;
  • Consumers and their credit;
  • Demand for oil dries up...again;
  • Apple and their big event is coming;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Feeling "socially awkward"?

Those stories PLUS I'll visit with Brent Roske, a noted filmmaker, who is bringing back Roske on Politics. We'll talk about his love for film, the films he's done with some cast members from West Wing and then get into what Roske on Politics is, where you can see it and also about the power Iowa has when it comes to national elections. Oh...and he has an amazing bit of trivia about Congress and Iowa...that shocked me.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Roske on Politics for 2020

He's a returning guest to the Business News Hour, Brent Roske has a love affair with politics and helping people understand the candidates and their positions...not in thirty second clips but in long-form interviews. Here we visit with Brent about the new show which will air on We Are Iowa WOI-TV5 as well as his site Roske.TV and a conversation about the impact Iowa has with the Iowa Caucus, which is yet another passion for this talented filmmaker. Learn more about that here at Keep Iowa First. Meet Brent: 

The Business News Headlines & More 31 August 2020

It's the final day of August 2020. Thanks, once again, for coming by for the business news headlines.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Success doesn't always mean your stock will soar;
  • Guess what happened to Zoom's revenue;
  • Consumers win as airlines dump change fees;
  • Drones and Amazon: Is it a bird, a plane???? Nah...
  • Has your credit been...reduced;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Dating has taken a hit due to COVID19 what about children?

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Mike Harlow in this Small Business Spotlight. Mike is an entrepreneur from Hannibal, Missouri and he is, sort of, a "storm chaser". To hear that segment just click here

Chasing Storms - Meet Entrepreneur Mike Harlow

When that massive storm ripped through Iowa two weeks ago dozens of linemen raced into the state to assist in getting thousands of homes and businesses power. Following that effort folks like Mike Harlow of Greener Tree Care of Hannibal, Missouri came to clear trees and pick up debris. Mike is an entrepreneur and he's been all over the United States with his business. I asked him to sit down for a bit and tell me his story.  We think you'll like it...we sure made a friend. 

The Business News Headlines 11 August 2020

Back for the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines...once again, no power at our studio so we've had to grab some different gear.  They say, here in Iowa there are over 250,000 without power due to a storm that raged through yesterday morning.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Thousands are closing but nobody knows how many;
  • Mortgage delinquencies are on the rise;
  • How folks in Germany pay for stuff;
  • Amazon headed to the Motor City;
  • Shares of a service we've been using for months fall;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden has made his pick.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 3 August 2020

Welcome to the first business day of August!  Here's what we've got for you from the world of business:

  • Furloughed workers now seeing their jobs...disappear;
  • President Trump takes credit for the market bounce;
  • Clorox: Supply, Demand and a New CEO;
  • Retail bankruptcies continue to mount;
  • A storied brand sent to the trash bin today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stimulus Checks & Credit Cards...it's a story.

Plus today for the interview you'll hear from restaurateur Carl Wertzberger from a locally owned West Des Moines, Iowa eatery, Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio. It's a candid conversation about how to survive, and even thrive, in the face of COVID19. You'll hear a series of management practices that may work for any business.  To listen to that conversation just click here. 

The Restaurant Business During COVID19

Depending on what data you look at the restaurant business is in serious trouble. We've had reports that as many as 70% of restaurants currently in operation will close forever as a result of COVID19. Today we're going to talk about that with Carl Wertzberger the managing partner of Gilroy's Kitchen + Pup + Patio located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Inside you'll hear what Carl and his crew have developed that has allowed them to stay in business and even grow. From technology to menu design to staffing, training and attempting to stay a step ahead.  It's a great set of practical ideas for just about any business. Meet Carl: 

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