The expanded hours at the Strudl Haus means we've got to go to Chef Michael Leo to get the scoop on what's happening. But, it gives us a chance to eat some great food. We talk a bit about the upcoming American Wine Dinner and some special events planned for Valentine's Week. Enjoy!
During this time of the year the business networking often gives way to holiday networking. Here our contributor Laura Kinnard runs down a couple of fun, interesting and holiday themed networking events that should interest your business or career. #DMBizEvents
When we started seeing photos and video from Europe about Christmas celebrations, extravagant lighting, outdoor special events we reached out to our friends David Baruthio of Baru 66 and Michael Leo of the Strudl Haus and asked them to share their thoughts on how the holiday is celebrated in France and Austria vs. the celebration here. We also talk...food. Have a listen!
She is back with us...Cat Rocketship joins us to chat about one of our favorite holiday traditions...Market Day Iowa which happens on Black Friday. We talk about what you can expect and in their brand new location at Capital Square downtown Des Moines. Here's Cat!
Some of you may remember Jonnie Wright who pretended to be homeless last year, stood in the cold holding a sign asking for money. Then something amazing happened and it was shared around the world. This year he goes even further. Ever been behind on your utility bills and in danger of being shut off? Jonnie has and this is his story from this week and now, perhaps, we can begin to understand the motivation of the season. Here is that wonderful touching story:
Welcome to the Weekend! Here is Sheryl Tessier from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines with her list of "Fun Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend and beyond. Here's Sheryl, Dustin and Michael for our trip into Friday Fun:
Now that we've entered into the holiday season is it a good time for the family to talk about estate planning? "That depends on the family situation", says Sam Kreamer. We thought it timely for a brief visit about the issues that surround the holidays, estate planning and having those discussions.
It's a pretty cool promotion from our friends at Des Moines Area Rapid Transit or DART. Ride free on Friday night, Valentine's Night and have a chance to win cool stuff by posting to social media. Kirstin Baer-Harding visited with us about the program.
Right after the top business stories of the day we sat down with our friend Jonnie Wright for a conversation about his Christmas Eve experiment of giving. Dressed as a homeless person and panhandling in Des Moines and Ames Jonnie found some amazing stories about humanity and we tie that all into a business lesson. Jonnie Wright from the Buyosphere and a wonderful story.
It's the Christmas Day Special from The News Hour. We hope you and your family had a wonderful celebration.
What about those people who don't celebrate the religious portion of December 25th? Today we visited with three of them. Our first guest is "Realist" Bruce Stone. He doesn't have much time for religion of any form. Then we asked our friend Mark Finkelstein from the Jewish Community Relations Commission to talk about Jews and Christmas...and is it true Jews celebrate with Chinese and a movie? And then our newest friend Baljit Singh from the Sikh Temple of Des Moines. How does he, and his family, mark the day.
An interesting discussion... Thanks for coming by for a listen.
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