Insight On Business the News Hour

Buying A Meth House? What You Don’t Know

A month ago I was sitting in a Windsor Heights City Council meeting and heard a frightening story about a family who nearly purchased a "Meth House" and the dangers that presents. Meet Sarah Trone Garriott and her story about the lack of transparency, regulations, training and a "buyer beware" incident that should scare us all. Also on this broadcast is John Krusenstjerna the owner of Iowa CTS Cleaners who travels across Iowa checking for meth infected housing and, sometimes, cleans them. Sometimes...

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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Iowa CareGivers with Di Findley - Part One

We rarely do a "two-part" conversation with a guest however, this topic is so critical for us to understand we thought it valuable. Here Di Findley talks about the Iowa CareGivers Association and why it was first created. The association this former "nurse's aid" saw a need but it has morphed into something very necessary over the 25 years. Part Two is next. 

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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Suku Radia on Business and People

He is the beloved president of Bankers Trust and soon Suku Radia will retire from a position he has held for years. We invited Suku back to our studio to reflect a bit on business, people, banking, relationships, his "coming of age", his marriage and so much more. Listen to this wide ranging interview. We promise you will learn something...

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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Hang On - New News with AARP Iowa and Kent Sovern

We're not sure if there is another organization out there that has more going on than the folks at AARP-Iowa. Here Kent Sovern breaks down a number of programs from fraud prevention to care-giving tips to movies for adults to insurance questions to the healthy communities program to walkability and a hat tip to Windsor Heights. The list gets long. For more click through right here. Oh, and we also get to meet the Jeremy Barewin the new AARP-Iowa Communications Director. It all comes at you...fast. Let's dig in! 

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 Largest “Restaurant” in Iowa with Amanda Miller

Leading up to this interview with Amanda Miller we teased that we had discovered the "largest restaurant in all of Iowa and it was right here in Des Moines"! And, we think, it is true. Amanda is the Director of Food & Nutrition Services for the Des Moines Public Schools. We think you will be amazed at how many daily meals they serve, snacks, breakfasts and more. Along with that they take into consideration food allergies, religious exceptions...all while watching a tight budget. It's quite a business and we bet you'll be amazed at the story. 

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 Metro Home Improvement Program

I was out meeting people in my community the other day and a resident asked me if there was a place where they could get some "help" in replacing old windows that were drafty. We went looking and found the Metro Home Improvement Program that serves several metro communities. Here Christine Gordon, the coordinator of the program based out of West Des Moines, talks about how it can help homeowners, how the program is structured, who qualifies, how much money can be allocated and how to make application online or by phone at 515-273-0770. What a great program for those who qualify. Listen and pass this along?

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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Iowa Safe Schools with Nate and Scott

While many of us have come to understand that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect it's not always the case. Here we visit with Nate Munson and Scott Heldt from Iowa Safe Schools about LGBTQ students and what some have faced when it comes to being shunned or bullied. We also talk about the shocking rate of suicide and suicide attempts nationwide. On 20 October Iowa Safe Schools will hold their Spirit Awards (Click here for details and for tickets) we chat about that and headliner B.D. Wong. Listen in...

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 Alzheimer Tsunami

We broke format a bit this afternoon to bring you, first, this critical story about aging, Alzheimer Disease, families and public policy. With us is Cindy Hadish a journalist who along with HuffPost and Lyle Muller of Iowa Watch did and distributed this disturbing story about the rise of the disease nationally and in particular here in Iowa. We talk about the stress on care-givers, the fear of losing funding, poor Medicaid reimbursement and more. To access the entire article by Cindy go here. Our thanks to Iowa Watch for allowing us this exclusive interview. It truly does have a business impact. 

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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This Is Hardly Retirement…AARP Iowa and Kent Sovern

When you think about value for membership dollars you've got to consider what you, as the member, get back. As you'll learn in this conversation with Kent Sovern of AARP-Iowa there is no shortage of value the organization gives back to its members. From honoring veterans, to family caregiving to finding ways to recognize and combat fraud the AARP of Iowa has it going...

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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Iowa Student Loan - The Back-Story

If you have listened to the news portion of the Business News Hour you've heard many stories about the debt load so many have due to their student loans. You've heard that Iowa ranks in the top ten when it comes to loans for college and you've heard about how this debt can cripple graduates, parents and even grandparents. We reached out to Iowa Student Loan a non-profit that oversees the process here and Steven McCullough the President and CEO of the organization carved out some time to be with us. Perspective students, students, parents and grandparents should listen...it's an education. 

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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