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Business News Headlines 21 May 2018

It's the Business News Hour coming to you this week from Anna Maria Island on the Gulf Coast of (now) sunny Florida. In our remote studios at The Island Coffee Haus.  In the news today. Trade war? What Trade War and the markets surged. Housing issues across the U.S. and in the DSM Metro continue to push prices higher. Got...savings? A stunning report out this morning. Airlines have a problem and it could soon be yours. Those stories and more along with a conversation with Eric Burmeister from the Polk County Housing Trust Fund and Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer on business networking and events in the DSM Metro.  Click through for the news. 

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.

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Serious Hunger in Iowa a Conversation with Michelle Book

What does it mean to be "food insecure"? It's a good question and here Michelle Book from the Food Bank of Iowa shares with us the pain, frustration and health concerns that thousands of Iowans face each day. While Iowa feeds the world Iowans go hungry. Who are they, where do they live and what can we do about it? Good questions...here is Michelle from a conversation we had several months ago.

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.

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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.

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Andy McGuire for Governor Part One

As you know the Business News Hour doesn't "do politics" on a regular basis however when politics and business collide...we talk about it. Here we sit down with Dr. Andy McGuire one of six democrats vying for the opportunity to run for governor in November. Early voting has already started. We begain our conversation with a question about...Iowans.

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.

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Public Policy That Benefits Everybody with Anthony Carroll from AARP-Iowa

Let's not choose up sides but rather talk about some public policy issues that have a positive impact on us all. Here we visit with Anthony Carroll about everything from voting to new voting laws to caregiving and more. The AARP-Iowa is all about a better quality of life for us all...each of us no matter the political party. Who's with us on that? 

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.

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AARP - Iowa Some Reflections from State Director Kent Sovern

He has only been in the job for seven years but it seems as if Kent Sovern has been the State Director of AARP-Iowa for decades. Kent has had a mighty impact on the transformation of the organization and you can hear it in his voice. Here we talk about so many things on his mind...voting and getting involved in the topics voters care about. He offers up some strong words for politicians who offer only "bumper sticker" answers to serious questions. We talk health care, care-givers, hunger and so much more. And while Kent is retiring in June...he says he's still going to "haunt" some events he feels strongly about. Click through to listen to a personal story that we're pleased to present. 

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.

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Business News Headlines and Gary Kroeger 20 April 2018

Sun Trust and 1.5 million customers compromised?  President Trump goes after OPEC and the price of oil falls today. It’s finally official…Wells Fargo to pay 1 billion in a fine and reimburse those who the bank hurt. Markets take a dive, food trucks leaving downtown DSM and headed to the burbs…a conversation with Gary Kroeger about CASA…what it is and why he’s involved. 

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Kent Sovern and AARP Iowa - So Much Going On

We sit down for a conversation with our friend Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa and talk about some legislation he, and thousands of others, hopes will survive and be passed into law. We'll shread some stuff, talk about financial well being, bicycles and so much more. Always a pleasure to have Kent with us... If you want to connect with everything going on such as the Iowa Care Act or other activities and events...click through. And, nope you do not have to be a member of AARP-Iowa to take advantage of all that is offered...including the food. 

 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.

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The Business Side of a Successful Restaurant with Lynn Pritchard

This week we launched Out to Lunch with Michael Libbie a new segment that features a prominent Iowa business person (and perhaps even a politician) and we talk business over lunch. This gave us a perfect opportunity to sit down with the owner and chef of our host restaurant Table 128 Bistro & Bar, Lynn Pritchard. Here we talk about what goes into creating a restaurant experience that infatuates customers, what keeps them coming back, the menu, the staff, the husband/wife team and, of course, Julia Child. Meet Lynn... 

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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Black Girls Do Bike with Brandi Miller

We met Brandi Miller at a bicycle event at Bike World of West Des Moines and wanted to learn more about this interesting group of women and what they are all about. Listen as Brandi talks about "women of color" and bicycles, how she got involved and more. If you want to hook up with Black Girls Do Bike here is that link and yes, you can reach out to Brandi through their private Facebook Page

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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