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Business News Headlines 23 May 2018

Thanks for clicking through and welcome to the Vacation Edition of the Business News Hour. Today we're talking Wall Street, the interesting story of transporting beer with Nokola Tesla taking center stage. Congress and banking, the price of oil and Iowa finds opportunity zones. Those stories and more just a click away. 

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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New Innovations in Health Care, Germs and Copper with Todd Linden

While in Washington D.C. I met Todd Linden an Iowan and the former President and CEO of the Grinnell Regional Medical Center. In fact Todd grew  up in the hospital business. I heard him talking about a way to better inform patients and families regarding care and treatment. I had to learn more and then he hit me with the copper story. Did you know that copper...kills germs?  We're not making this up. Here is an article from Newsweek. Click through and meet Todd Linden from Linden Consulting of...Iowa. 

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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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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Building a Better Block with Jason Roberts

How we move from place to place and how we use existing structures to build community is what Better Block is all about. Recently Jason Roberts the founder of The Better Block was in Iowa where he presented ideas that can help re-shape rural and urban communities into destinations. This is truly good stuff...and well worth your time. Meet Jason Roberts! 

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 News Hour Week in Review - The Meth House - News/Talk 1540 KXEL

In this final news story from our broadcast date of 8 April 2018 on News/Talk 1540 KXEL we tell you the amazing, yet shocking story of "buyer beware" when it comes to housing. Drugs, meth and more....and a Waterloo connection. 

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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Medial Marijuana Oil Dispensary in Windsor Heights

On Tuesday (28 March 2018) the Iowa Department of Public Health picked three companies who will open Medical Marijuana (Cannabis Oil) Dispensaries in the State. MedPharm of Des Moines will operate two. One in Sioux City and the other in Windsor Heights. Here, on our Newsmaker Line, is Lucas Nelson from MedPharm talking about the product, the choice of locations, what consumers can expect and what still needs to be done in the Iowa Legislature. 

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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Taxes, Small Business, Job Search with Kent Sovern and AARP-Iowa

Once again we spend time with Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa and in this conversation we talk about the free income tax help available through AARP and here is a link for that or you can call 888-227-7669 to find a location or help near you. We also talked about the Iowa Center for Economic Success and how AARP-Iowa works with them. You can reach them by clicking through on this link. We talked about the Iowa Care Act which fell short in the Iowa Legislature but Kent says he has great hope for passage if not this year but next. Also help in navigating technology and job opportunities.  For more about what AARP-Iowa is doing all across the state click through here. Thank you Kent! 

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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Aging and Alzheimer Care with Calvin Community

Here we meet George McKeever from The Calvin Community and Susan Callison from the Iowa Alzheimer Association as they talk about Embrace Aging a series of programs on memory care, caregivers, and education at the Des Moines University. If you are wanting to learn more about the aging process and how to best help family members you may want to 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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