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Quick Bites with Heidi Soliday

Before we launch into our conversation over lunch we always ask our Out to Lunch guests three questions:

  • Book that you've read that has had an impact
  • Movie that you've seen that has had an impact
  • Job - If you were not doing what you do...what would you like to do?

Our Out to Lunch Guest is former Sports Director for the CBS affiliate KCCI - Des Moines. Go ahead, get to know Heidi Soliday as we do Quick Bites at Range Grill + Golf.

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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_NewsHou

 

The Business News Headlines 1 April 2019

No fooling...we've got the business news headlines up for you and what a day it was:

  • The markets rock to new data;
  • The wealthy are stashing billions, no, like BILLIONS;
  • Oil jumps can fuel be far behind;
  • They are cutting prices, tired of being called "Whole Paycheck";
  • Remember when LYFT was the darling of Wall Street...like last Friday;
  • UnitedHealthcare pushes back on the story Iowa is telling;
  • The Iowa Business Council releases a new report;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Told you we had news...

Also today Brad Anderson is the State Director of AARP-Iowa and the organization with over 370,000 members is about to get involved in several public issues that he says will be a boost to the lifestyle of all Iowans of every age. Click here for that story.

And, because it's Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com is in to chat it up about education and business networking in the Metro. Listen right here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 22 March 2019

It's the Business News Headlines for Friday the 22nd day of March...thanks for clicking through today. Inside:

  • Stocks struggle as fears of a global economic slowdown rise;
  • More troubles for Boeing;
  • GM says they are not moved to open any plan in Ohio but an investment in Michigan;
  • Forget about "beer brackets" we've got a full scale beer war going on;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus Marti Hupp and Greg Patterson join us to talk about Pedal Off the Pounds a program from the Des Moines Cycle Club...you will be amazed at what it has done for people and the world of cycling in the Des Moines Metro. Listen to Marti and Greg here

Also today Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Always fun...nothing too serious.  You can catch that conversation here

Thanks for listening! 

Pedal Off the Pounds is BACK from the Des Moines Cycle Club

It's a big, big deal! Pedal Off the Pounds was started over 6 years ago as a way to increase membership in the Des Moines Cycle Club plus help people get healthy and get them on bicycles. It's all worked. With us today is Marti Hupp who is leading the POTP charge this year and the winner (or biggest loser) from last year Greg Patterson. Listen in and then get registered and attend the upcoming orientation meeting. Here is a link to register for Pedal Off the Pounds and remember it will do you a world of good! 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

Our Small Business Spotlight Shines on Yoga by Mary

To be sure I know little to nothing about yoga. Oh sure I see folks in the park or going into buildings with their yoga mats slung over their shoulder but, where does it come from? How did it start and is there a difference in yoga styles and teaching? So, I sat down with Mary McCarthy from Yoga by Mary to ask those questions and more. Click thorough and enjoy...I know I learned a bunch. 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

Networking and Business Education Events with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins us to chat it up about Metro Area business networking and educational events...that are mostly free. In addition we get to plug an event she will be hosting at the reimagined space at Southridge called Pound the Runway. Click here for ticket information. Here we go! 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 14 March 2019

Wall Street struggled today facing pressure from a poor report on home sales and mixed signals about the U.S. China trade agreement that may...or may not...be coming soon. Here are the stories we're sharing and are just a click away:

  • Oh the headwinds for the stock market today;
  • Social Security and President Trump;
  • Retail stores that Business Insider says may be on the bubble;
  • 19,000 truck drivers and $100 million - It's a story;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Also today author, film-maker Jeff Stein will join me to talk about an event happening in Des Moines on Tuesday the 19th. It's about his documentary "From the Battle Front to the Home Front - Iowa Broadcasters Go to War". You can catch that here

Then we've got a story about healthcare and healthcare insurance. Roxi Copland is trying to do what the insurance companies tell us all to do but it doesn't seem to work. Is the system broken or is it designed to be...broke?  Click through for that.

Thanks for listening! 

This Is Healthcare? Roxi Copland and “The Breast of the Story”

We are told by insurance companies the way to hold costs down is to research health care charges and learn what the payment options are. How is that working? Enter Roxi Copland who found a lump in her breast and tried to figure out her options. It turned into a circus and, from what she says, it's a system that is so convoluted it's nearly impossible to do...what we're told to do.

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

The Walnut Creek YMCA with Michelle Allison-Peterson

One of the neat things we get to do is to partner with the Windsor Heights, Iowa Chamber of Commerce in helping them give "voice" to their members. From time to time we've sat down with their new or existing members and offered our services to be able to share their story. It's what we do... Here you'll learn about the history of the Des Moines YMCA and the Boone, Iowa YMCA Camp as well as the work being done at the Walnut Creek YMCA a new member of the Windsor Heights Chamber. Meet Michelle Allison-Peterson and then consider how you might engage with this YMCA or your local YMCA. 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

The Citizens Climate Lobby with Rick Smith

A couple of nights ago I was at a meeting where Rick Smith presented a riveting talk about climate change and it's impact on individuals, businesses, and communities. It was so good that I had to ask him to be part of our broadcast. It doesn't really  matter if you believe in climate change but what science believes and the impact is huge. Here from the Citizens Climate Lobby is Rick Smith:  

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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