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Alcohol Awareness Month with Ron Berg

Each April since 1997 the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. Today we visit with Ron Berg the CEO of Prelude Behavioral Services about alcohol use and business. We talk about the issue as it relates to worker engagement, the recovery process and the success Ron says patients experience once in treatment.

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 5:05pm 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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Water, Politics, Business - Des Moines Water Works

We've been doing the Business News Hour for a long time. Each weekday for nearly four years we've reported on the business news of the nation, region and the Greater Des Moines Metro. During that time we have watched the convergence of business and politics and that has changed the conversation. This interview is an example of that. Bill Stowe, the CEO of the Des Moines Water Works has been described as "The most hated man in Iowa" and as a "Moses standing up for the people against special interests". According to the Des Moines Water Works the Iowa Legislature, in a purely political move, is seeking to dismantle the Des Moines Water Works yet over 68% of the people served wish to preserve the business...and in the end it is a business. We talk about that, the drainage district lawsuit, polluted water, Flint, Michigan and more in this extended interview.

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 5:05pm 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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Pedal Off the Pounds with the Des Moines Cycle Club

It's the fifth year for Pedal Off the Pounds a program of the Des Moines Cycle Club. The program was designed to get people, who may not have ridden a bicycle for years, back on a bike and to help them lose weight in the process. Think "Biggest Loser" but nobody gets kicked off the ranch. Here POTP leader Marty Hupp joins the 2016 winner Linda Gilpin in talking up the program that has an informational meeting on 23 March for the 2017 Season of POTP! 

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 5:05pm 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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Embrace Aging - Resources for Families

Aging, it's on the minds of so many families. Parents with children caring for their aging parents or family members, Seniors dealing with the aging of a spouse or a grand-child on the other side of the country who now becomes a care giving link and doesn't know what to do. Today, a special look at aging in Iowa and the Embrace Aging Program with Mark Teigland from the Calvin Community and Susan Voss with the American Enterprise Group. A series of video tools that anybody can use. Have a listen: 

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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Business, Stress and Des Moines

Last week we had a national story about how, in a survey by Accountemps, the Des Moines Metro is tied with Boston as the second most stressed out city in the nation. We got beat out by Salt Lake City. What? The article went on to talk about stress, productivity and business. We reached out to Des Moines University and invited Dr. Jerrit Tucker from the behavioral medicine department to join us for a conversation about...stress.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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Capital Crossroads 2.0 with Bethany Wilcoxon

This week the Greater Des Moines Partnership launched Capital Crossroads 2.0. We wanted you to know more abouto this far reaching program that is designed to increase the livability of Central Iowa so we reached out to Bethany Wilcoxon the program director for a peak behind the curtain. How do you improve on the first effort and what did that bring us and what is in Capital Crossroads 2.0? Here, on our newsmaker line, is Bethany. 

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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 Soft Water - A Startup Story and More

We've visited with T.J. Riley the owner of Iowa Soft Water before. We've talked about the gunk in your drinking water and and why soft water for your home makes sense. In this segment we talk about the economics of owning an Iowa Soft Water system AND we get T.J. to share with us how in the world a successful commercial airline pilot made the move to buy a business...that continues to grow. Enjoy! 

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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Abuse, Business and Larry James, Sr.

By any metric, the war on drugs in America has been a colossal failure. The U.S. has the highest per capita incarceration rate of any developed nation in the world. Millions of men and women are languishing behind bars because of substance abuse. According to Larry James, Sr. of Bridges of Iowa this is not sustainable. And, when it comes to business the link between drugs, employees and productivity is well documented. Here we talk about that, some ideas to combat the trend and more. Worth a listen! 

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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 Issue of Caregiving in Iowa - It Impacts Each of Us

With us, for a return visit, is John Hale from the Hale Group based in Ankeny. He has spent a decade working on caregiving issues in Iowa and his professional opinion is that we are in crisis. During this extended interview (some of which was recorded AFTER our broadcast time ran out) we detail the issues from the perspective of the person being cared for, the family caregiver and the paid caregiver. Each are impacted by the sorry state of health care in Iowa. Have a listen and learn...and then get active.

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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Unity Point Transplant Center - It Matters

Last week we featured our friend Beau Fodor who is doing the Second Annual Cookie Exchange to benefit the Unity Point Transplant Center in Des Moines. We thought it would be interesting to learn more about that important work. In this segment we visit with Robin Thompson, Director of Kidney Transplant and Caleb Hegna the Director of Development and Planned Giving. Some stunning numbers and a touching conversation about the important work that goes on each day in the attempt to prolong and enhance life. 

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 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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