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Out to Lunch with Joshua V. Barr - We’re Talking Civil and Human Rights and “Bridging the Gap”.

We go out to lunch at Vino 209 with Joshua V. Barr the director of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission. Our purpose? To talk about issues of equality, equity and something called Bridging the Gap...a public reveal that is happening at the Des Moines Central Library between 6pm and 8pm...on September 17th .. lots of people have been involved thus far and you too are invited to attend.. Click through and joins us as we go Out to Lunch at Vino 209 in the Historic Valley Junction of WDM.

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.

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Business News Headlines 7 September 2018

It's Friday and we've got the top business news stories for you plus a Friday Fun with our friends from Cityview Magazine. Let's go!

  • Let's see $200 billion in tariffs to China but ANOTHER $267 billion??  Yep;
  • Looks like Younkers may really be coming back;
  • Strong jobs report means interest rate hikes;
  • The jobs report says pay increased by .4 of a percent but inflation is at what?
  • Boycotts: The story says you are getting weary of them;
  • So since Nike picked up Colin Kaepernick how have their sales been? We know;
  • Papa John's sales still slumping will that mean store closings?
  • We've got the numbers from Wall Street as well. 

Also today the guys from Cityview Magazine are back with us outlining some Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Parker Reed and Jeff Pitts are right here

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Stuff to DO with Cityview - Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed

Each Friday we bring in some friends from Cityview Magazine to chat a bit about upcoming things you might have missed?  Jeff Pitts and former staffer Parker Reed are here to have a little fun and talk about EatChewAlive at the DSM Social Club, Neko Case is in town, the DSM Kennell Club Dog Show is happening. We've got blues in the city, Peace Tree  Brewing has a deal going on. There is a multi-cultural festival happening. cars are invading the Pappa John Sculpture Park, Over the Edge is next week, we're racing in Knoxville and Smash Park is simply smashing. Click through and have some fun already. 

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.

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Business News Headlines 6 September 2018

It's the Business News Hour, thanks for coming by! Here are the top business news stories from today as well as two business interviews as we broadcast from the Hotel Grinnell in Grinnell, Iowa: 

  • More Americans are food insecure now than before the Great Recession;
  • While Americans are shopping they are not shopping at JC Penny;
  • More bad news for Wells Fargo...hey, it is a day that ends in a "Y";
  • We've got a Nike update for you;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and a conversation about the Iowa Small Business Summit that was held today in Grinnell. Our guests are Tim Baker and Lindsey Starrett,

Then we'll chat with Melissa Vine about her three businesses...no, wait...maybe four. She too wouldn't have it any other way but the divergance in the businesses is amazing.

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The Iowa Small Business Summit - Tim Baker and Lindsey Starrett

Today, in Grinnell, Iowa it was the Iowa Small Business Summit the brain child of CPA firm TL Baker & Co. Here we sit down with Tim Baker and Lindsey Starrett and talk about why they hosted the event, what they hope people took away from the day and more about tax law. Click through and meet Tim and Lindsey: 

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.

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Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine - Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed

OK, it's time to stop being serious and have some Friday Fun. Here from Cityview Magazine is Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed and we'll check out the fun stuff to do in the Des Moines Metro this weekend and into next week. Things like the Jazz Fest, the Patio Fest, Iowa Cubs play, the Renaissance Faire, Iowa's BIGGEST Backyard Bash, Glow Wild and much more. Relax...it's the Weekend! 

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.

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FlashDine DSM - It’s a Family Affair

Coming up on Sunday 2 September it's FlashDine DSM. What? Think of a "flash mob" all dressed in white and all just showing up at a location, that is still secret, for dinner. Over the years it's been held in many places in Des Moines and today my Bride, Georgie (who is heading the project up this year) joins me to talk about...FlashDine DSM. It's a family affair....and you are invited! 

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.

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Iowa Women Lead Change with Tiffany O’Donnell

Recently Tiffany O'Donnell the Chief Executive Officer of Iowa Women Lead Change made a trip to the Des Moines Metro and carved out some time to be with us on the Business News Hour. Here you'll learn more about what the organization is attempting to do when it comes to leadership, economic opportunity for all Iowans and women in business. We talk about economics, the culture of board rooms and so much more. Also IWLC has opened up nominations for the Woman of Achievement Award, learn more with a click. In addition IWLC has two conferences in on the calendar. The first is October 16th in Dubuque and then the two-day conference will be held in Des Moines November 6 and 7.

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.

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The Future of Retail with Laura Rowley

If you are in retail as an owner or worker you can't miss the talk about where many say retail is headed. The pressures are many from e-commerce to changing consumer trends. Today we talk about that and what retail might do to combat the forces lined up against it. With us is journalist and author Laura Rowley who will be speaking on 5 September to the Greater Des Moines Partnership...but here you'll get a sneek peek at what she'll say. Meet Laura Rowley.... 

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.

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The Business News Headlines 29 August 2018

Each day we bring you the business news headlines and what happened on Wall Street and why. Toay we'll take a look at these stories...and some great interviews:

  • Forget Trade Wars we've got Mattress Wars;
  • Campbell's Soup up for sale? A big fight is looming;
  • Elon Musk and his haters...gonna hate;
  • We head west for Burning Man....what?
  • The Markets had a good day...and we'll detail

Also today Laura Rowley will be speaking in Des Moines next week about the Future of Retail but we...got her first.

In addition Tiffany O'Donnell the CEO of Iowa Women Lead Change was in Des Moines so we sat down to talk about workforce efforts, leadership efforts and getting the economy to work for everybody. 

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