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While Iowa Agriculture Feeds the World Hunger Remains…Right Here.

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.

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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Restaurant Closings - What’s Going On?

The past month has seen a number of locally owned restaurants close their doors. Some due to construction others due to a lack of business or a decision to just...quit. We thought it might be a good time to ask what is going on in the industry. Here Jessica Dunker from the Iowa Restaurant Association gives us some insight into the challenging world of the restaurant business. We also ask "what's hot" right now and we're a little surprised at the answer...

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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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

He's back from a couple of weeks off...Jeff Pitts our lifestyle contributor from Cityview Magazine is back in studio for a fun look at stuff going on in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. From the play Misery to I'll Make Me a World in Iowa to the Iowa Bike Expo, to a gun show, a circus, a concert in Ames to bad art...we've got it all right here. Listen and get out there... 

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

Each Friday we present our Restaurant of the Week. This week we thought you might like to learn more about the largest restaurant in all of Iowa...and it's located right here in the Des Moines Metro. Meet Amanda Miller, and the truth is...she and her staff feed thousands every day through the Des Moines Public School District.

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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Power Pollen a Startup Story with SquareOne DSM

This event happens at noon on 17 January at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust in Des Moines. Here we visit with Mike Colwell and the January Startup Story about Power Pollen with co-founder Jason Cope this is an exciting new technology for better seed corn production. Not only does this technology have possibilites in seed corn but think of the other areas where direct concentration of preserved pollen can impact production. If you missed the event listen to this amazing conversation. To learn more about SquareOne DSM click through 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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Lemon Grass - Restaurant of the Week

One of the nice things about having done the Business News Hour for so many years is that we've got lots of great interviews already in the can...just in case somebody has to cancel. Today we climb into our Way-Back Machine for this conversation with Owner/Chef Chad Lovan of Lemon Grass our Restaurant of the week!

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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Airport Hospitality - Meet Cheng Lor

When we made the decision to attend the Media Day at the Des Moines International Airport for the purpose of learning more about the new amenities offered to travelers we did not expect this story. Meet Cheng Lor the President/CEO of Aero Service Group based in Minneapolis. For several years his company worked the Fredericks Coffee stand, just past TSA screening area, turning in solid growth each year. When it came to the food service at the Des Moines International Airport the Airport Authority made the decision to partner with Mr. Lor. Listen as you learn about his life in Cambodia, the "Killing Fields" and how that experience shapes his business today. It's quite 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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Akebono Japanese - Our Restaurant of the Week

Each week we offer up an interview with a locally owned restaurant to share with you their back story. Our Restaurant of the Week this week is Akebono Japanese Restaurant in the heart of downtown Des Moines. Meet Nam Tran who came to America from Vietnam as a child, learned his craft and struck out on his own. Akebono, our Restaurant of the Week! 

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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Trellis Our Restaurant of the Week!

While it might be a cold winter you can warm up at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center with Trellis a creation from Lisa LaValle and her husband Michael. Here you can enjoy a menu that reflects Lisa's passion for fresh and local in a setting unlike anything else in the Des Moines Metro. With Lisa is Jake Miller the general manager for Port Of Des Moines the company behind Trellis, The Riverwalk Hub, Trellis Catering, J.A. White Riverboat and The River Center the newest event center in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Side note of history: The site of The River Center is the warehouse where Old Tavern Brewing Company, one of the oldest breweries in the Metro, once stood. Here is our conversation... 

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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Magnolia Our Restaurant of the Week!

Perhaps the most relaxing locally owned restaurant in the Des Moines Metro is Magnolia Wine Kitchen next door to our studios on Locust Street downtown. No television to distract from the conversation but there is great music, great food and comfy seating with a great view of the Sculpture Park. Meet Chef Nico Ebtinger and owner Annie Baldwin for a conversation of one of our favorite places to eat, drink and chat. 

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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