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Out to Lunch with Heidi Soliday

Strap in you're about to hear some amazing stories from the first female to become a sports director at a television station. Heidi Soliday was the face and voice of sports in Iowa at the Des Moines CBS affiliate KCCI. Here, as we go Out to Lunch at Range Grill + Golf she share stories of her years as a swimmer her trip to Europe at 16 to compete in a national luge competition even though she had never been on a sled in her life. Then a chance at the Olympics? And does she drop names...you bet. We talk about the business of reporting the news, how it has changed, the role of women in TV news and her cycling adventures now as part of the Climate Ride. Enjoy! 

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. 

Flexing Their Muscle - AARP Iowa with Brad Anderson

It is a potent possibility for change when you have 370,000 members in your organization. Meet Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa who is fresh off a victory in Polk County, Iowa with the Local Option Sales and Service Tax and in the Iowa Legislature with the Iowa Care Act. Listen as Brad talks about the next targets that he believes his members will rally toward including creating livable communities and taking on the high cost of prescription drugs.

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. 

The Business News Headlines 18 February 2019

Wall Street may have been shut down today due to the President's Day Holiday but there was still some markets to watch and business to report on:

  • U.S. Markets Closed but Asia and Europe are open;
  • The Wall and Texas landowners not a good mix;
  • Oops - Google Earth shows secret military sites;
  • The top ten states that created small businesses and jobs last year;
  • A new building for the Harkin Center at Drake University;
  • Des Moines businessman and former Democratic Candidate Fred Hubbell hit by a car.

Take some time and learn more about the impact of climate change on individuals, businesses and communities with Rick Smith from the Citizens' Climate Lobby.To hear that conversation click here

Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to talk about the AMA-Iowa Experience and more networking and education events happening this week...and a bit about Podcast Iowa coming in March. To listen in, click here

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The Citizens Climate Lobby with Rick Smith

A couple of nights ago I was at a meeting where Rick Smith presented a riveting talk about climate change and it's impact on individuals, businesses, and communities. It was so good that I had to ask him to be part of our broadcast. It doesn't really  matter if you believe in climate change but what science believes and the impact is huge. Here from the Citizens Climate Lobby is Rick Smith:  

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

The Business News Headlines 22 January 2019

Did the U.S. rebuff China today and derail trade talks? Conflicting reports leads our newscast tonight. In other business news:

  • New numbers sent the real estate market reeling;
  • Remember 70% tax for millionaires? A billionaire says it, "Has legs";
  • The widening pay and opportunity gap has people talking like it's 1937;
  • The markets stumbled today;
  • The Greater Des Moines, Iowa Partnership has 5 economic development goals for 2019.

Those stories and a conversation with historian, author and news director of News/Talk 1540 KXEL, Jeff Stein about his book "The Floppy Show". Jeff will be in Ankeny, Iowa on Thursday the 24th and in this conversation we look at the business mind of the late Duane Ellett the creator of Floppy. You really should go... Here is that conversation

Thanks for listening! 

Recycling? According to Tony we’re doing it, “All wrong.”

He is a return visitor to the Business News Hour. Tony Colosimo is in the trash and recycling business at Sparta Waste Services and it's something that he's done for over 30 years. So, he knows a thing or two about garbage, recycling, landfills and what he says is a lousy system that needs to be overhauled if it's going to work for the future. This is a conversation that impacts every person listening...

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.

Our Small Business Spotlight - Smart Clean with Zelko Francic

There are some stories we love to re-tell. Here is one of those.... He came to this country from war torn Eastern Europe 22 years ago and calls himself 200% American. Meet Zelko Francic the founder of Smart Clean a commercial cleaning company that has had great success. We talk about the immigrant experience, opportunity and food. We think you'll enjoy this...

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.

Meet Sheree Anne Kelly - President/CEO of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

We had the opportunity to broadcast from and record a number of interviews at the recent convention and education event of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). During that time we were surprised at how many people in cities and villages across the United States are working on issues like wage growth, affordable housing, skills training, employment opportunities and issues of equality. We asked the new President/CEO of ACCE, Sheree Anne Kelly about that and more in this conversation. And...if it sounds like we're "gushing" a bit...yep. 

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

Business News Headlines 25 May 2018

President Trump scraps the North Korea Summit and business says?  Thanks for clicking through to the Friday Edition of the Vacation Edition of the Business News Hour. Seasonal food stand work…not just for kids anymore. NETFLIX and a new business model for broadcasting…not ratings but…subscribers.

We’ve got some NAFTA News…  Fired Ford Exec…now heading another car company…. Those stories and a conversation with Rather Welch…and the dirty job of cleaning garbage cans on Anna Maria Island…but with a major twist on sustainability. And Jeff Pitts back in DSMUSA joins us for Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend and into next week. Click through for 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 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.

Part Two with Dr. Andy McGuire - Policy Issues

In Part Two of our conversation with Dr. Andy McGuire we spend some time on policy issues from the Iowa State Budget to jobs to taxes to clean water to health care and a host of topics she believes important to Iowans. Click thorugh and listen in. 

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.