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West Des Moines Girls Softball - with Stefenie Wright

It's really quite an undertaking with hundreds of girls and dozens of volunteers Stefenie Wright is busy. Here we talk about the West Des Moines Girls Softball Recreational League, what they do, how they train and what they give back to the community. It's a fun conversation and, yes, they would love to have your little girl join them and..no...you do not have to live in West Des Moines.

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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Heather Ryan - Democrat Running in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

This year there are seven Democrats vying for the opportunity to represent Iowa in the Third Congressional District. While we don't "do politics" on the Business News Hour we think it's important to give each of these candidates voice up to the June Primary. Here, in Part One of her interview we introduce you to Heather Ryan. In Part Two we talk more about her policy ideas. Meet Heather Ryan...

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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Young Women’s Resource Center at Forty

Founded in 1978 the Young Women's Resource Center works with girls and young women ages 10 - 21 on a host of items all designed to help them become strong, self-confident and successful. Here we visit with Kristin Griffith about the history of the organization, what the center is all about and detail an upcoming year of celebration marking 40 years of service.

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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Mental Health Care in Iowa - Crisis for Business

Early in December there was a political forum which featured twelve of the thirteen people running for governor of Iowa. The event sponsored by the Des Moines Register, Des Moines University and the Iowa Hospital Association drew over 700 people to hear about the delivery of mental health care in Iowa. The conversation, which we live Tweeted, was stunning. Following the event we asked Peggy Huppert from NAMI-Iowa to come in and discuss where Iowa is at when it comes to mental health care, how our care delivery impacts families and business. We think you'll find this enlightening...and a bit scary.

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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A Caregiving Manual by Nan McAdam

A chance meeting led us to Nan McAdam the author of Surviving the Stress of Your Parents' Old Age - How to stay organized, loving and SANE while caring for them". Having cared for her parents Nan communicated with others and created this "self-help" book that helps readers deal with the myriad of issues surrounding caring for loved ones. We also chat a bit about her young adult book series and the upcoming release of Alcohol, Bibles and Demons horror/fantasy for adults.  Meet Nan...

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 Season of Giving…and Taking

"The Season of Giving" is also, according to Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa, is also "The Season of Taking". Here we talk about consumer fraud which takes no holiday but is increasingly active during the holiday season. Kent lists off several scams from gift cards, to "charities" to debit card transactions. He also shares news about the AARP Fraud Watch Network. There is also the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360. Lots of valuable information 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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Passing the Torch - Succession Planning for Business Owners

There are, according to Sam Kreamer of the Kreamer Law Firm, only three things you can do with your business: (a) you can run it forever (which no one has ever done - the "live forever plan" has turned out to be unsuccessful); (b) you can close it (which no one wants to do); or (c) someone else can own and run it after you no longer are able or after you no longer wish to do so. Here Sam lays our the process of Succession Planning. Remember, it's not an event but a process.

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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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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