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Meet Pete D’Alessandro - Iowa’s Third Congressional District Part One

In this first of two parts we introduce you to Pete D'Alessandro one of six Democrats seeking the nomination to run in Iowa's Third Congressional District. Here Pet talks about his motivation, family and background. Here is his website and on Twitter it's @PeteForIowa. In Part Two we'll focus on some key policy issues. Meet...Pete! 

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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Meet Pete D’Alessandro - Iowa’s Third Congressional District Part Two

In this second part of our conversation with Democratic hopeful Pete D'Alessandro we dive into policy issues starting with health care. Pete has some strong feelings about that and a number of other issues including taxes, business and more. Listen in. And, to connect with Pete here is his Website and his Twitter Handle is @PeteForIowa

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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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) - Who Pays?

Recently we were at the Iowa State Capital and ran into a group of EMS providers who were ther lobbying for...funding. We met Mark McCullough the president of the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association who shared with us the harrowing tale of funding, or lack of funding. Many of us think Emergency Medical Services are part of the local fire department...not so. Couple that with inadequate funding, wrestling with insurance companies, Medicaid reimbursement levels and an aging corps of workers...we've got issues. Here is that 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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Greenfield for Congress - Meet Theresa Part One

Here we introduce you to Theresa Greenfield who is one of six individuals seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in Iowas Third Congressional District. Here you will learn more about her life, her family and why she made the decision to run for Congress. If you would like to visit her website here is Greenfield for Congress

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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Theresa Greenfield - Iowa’s Third Congressional District Part Two

With us for the hour is Theresa Greenfield who in Part One we learned more about her and her family and why she made the decision to run for the U.S. House to represent Iowas Third Congressional District. Here we dive into some policy issues from gun control to health to economics. Should you want to visit her website here is the link to Greenfield for Congress

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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Part Two with Austin Frerick of Iowa’s Third Congressional District

In this, the second of two segments, we continue our conversation with Austin Frerick a Democratic hopeful who wishes to replace Rep. David Young (R-IA) in November. Here we spend some time on policy issues. 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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The Iowa CARE Act with Kent Sovern

There are over 317,000 Iowans who are currently caring for an aging parent or loved one; assisting them to live independently in their own homes. Here Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa says Iowa should take some common sense steps that help them better prepare to care.  Here we talk about Iowa's Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act which will better support family caregivers.  Listen is as we talk about what the Iowa CARE Act will do and why such a program needs to be passed by the Iowa Legislature. In addition AARP would like to hear your caregiving story. If you would like to share yours, along with a photo, here is that link.

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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Heather Ryan - Part Two - Democrat Running in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

Here, in Part Two of our conversation with Heather Ryan, we talk more about public policy including the rural economy, jobs, wages, health care and a host of other issues. 

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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Meet Eddie J. Mauro - Democrat Iowa’s Third Congressional District

While we usually do not "do politics" on the Business News Hour there has never been such a time when business and politics are so entwined. Currently there are seven individuals seeking the Democratic nomination to run for Congress in Iowa's Third Congressional District. We've made the decision to speak with each of them between now and the June Primary. Here, in the second part of our interview with Eddie J. Mauro, we talk about health care, taxes, the rural economy and more. Meet Eddie Mauro: 

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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Mental Health Care in Iowa - Crisis for Business

Early in December there was a political forum which featured twelve of the thirteen people running for governor of Iowa. The event sponsored by the Des Moines Register, Des Moines University and the Iowa Hospital Association drew over 700 people to hear about the delivery of mental health care in Iowa. The conversation, which we live Tweeted, was stunning. Following the event we asked Peggy Huppert from NAMI-Iowa to come in and discuss where Iowa is at when it comes to mental health care, how our care delivery impacts families and business. We think you'll find this enlightening...and a bit scary.

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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