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Economic Development in Corpus Christi, Texas

We talk about economic development here in the Midwest on a regular basis so when we had the opportunity to sit down with Iain Vasey the President/CEO of the Corpus Christi Regional Development Corporation we took it. Here you'll learn more about their economy, what makes it vastly different than here, who is responsible for their economic success and a touch on the hospitality industry and more. There is also a "shout out" to the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association who will be heading there this coming January.

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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America, Geopolitics and Business with Peter Zeihan

In his books The Accidental Superpower and the Absent Superpower - The Shale Revolution and a World Without America author and lecturer Peter Zeihan talks about the accident that made the United States the superpower it is, how that impacts business and world trade, what the future may hold, why America "freaks out" over issues and what that does to the world economy. This is a fast-paced look at the world of business that will help you better understand everything from economics to energy. Let's dive in with this Marshalltown, Iowa native...

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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Empower Tanzania with Phil Latessa

If you have never heard of Tanzania it's not much of a surprise to us. Tasmania yes. Tanzania, not so much. That is about to change. Meet Phil Latessa the Executive Director of a non-profit called Empower Tanzania. Here you will learn more about this very poor nation in east Africa, what this organization does with and for the people, how Phil works with village leaders, tribal leaders and government officials to assist with medical care, education and economic development. Why Tanzania? We asked and got an answer and think you should know more.

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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Iowans Supporting Israel An Event

This is not political but it is economics. On Thursday the 17th starting with a lunch at 11:30am Iowans Supporting Israel will meet at the Iowa Bar Association on Court Street in Des Moines. (While this conversation with Harlan "Bud" Hockenberg talks about "tomorrow" the event is Thursday.) Here "Bud" talks about the economics of the Iowa/Israel relationship and invites you to attend the event on Thursday the 17th where Rep. David Young (R-IA) will speak about his recent trip to Israel. The event is free and open to the public. Our thanks to "Bud" Hockenberg for taking some time to share this with us. 

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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Drake University and the Mandela Fellowship

With us to talk about the very big deal it is to have Drake University host 25 young people from Africa for the Mandela Fellowship and the Young African Leadership Institute is Dr. Tom Swartwood of the Drake Entrepreneurship Center and from Nigeria, Fellow Asher Adeniyi. Proving that we, indeed, are in a global economy and what something like this means not only for the fellows but also the educators and Drake students.

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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Young African Leadership Initiative and Drake University

Proof that we live in a global economy. This summer 25 young people from Africa are in Des Moines and taking part in YALI the Young African Leadership Initiative. Our contributor Laura Kinnard of Drake University has been working with them on their business plans which they hope to take back to their home countries and implement. With us in studio is Elizabeth Kasujja from Uganda. Her grandmother was a princess. Her business is a healthy drink called Sante and she is using that to support her Social Entrepreneurial organization called Clear Your Mind focused on access to mental health care and depression treatment. Sarah Sangara is from the Congo. Her business is empowering women with children by loaning land to and teaching them how to grow soybeans to provide support for their families needs and to send their children to school. Her other concept is to build a website that promotes entrepreneurs and the positive things going on in the Congo. Her grandfather was a King. We think you'll truly enjoy this conversation! 

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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From African Students to Networking with Laura

On of the many things our social media and networking contributor does is teach at Drake University. Here we talk about her latest assignment, what a global world we live in, and then get down to some upcoming networking events and why you might consider going.  Here's Laura....

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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Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS)

This is a story about a vital link between Iowa and the rest of the world. Meet Del Christensen the Executive Director of IRIS the Iowa Resource for International Studies a non-profit, non-religious organization founded in 1993. The purpose of the organization is to promote peace and understanding by connecting Iowans to individuals world-wide. Here we talk about that mission, the students who come to live in Iowa and why, today, it is so desperately needed.

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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Global Work, Local Presence - Kemin Industries Worldwide

In a wide ranging discussion with Lauren Burt the Worldwide Communications Manager for Kemin Industries we spend time discussing what Kemin does, where they do their work and have a little fun with Winefest 2017. Learn more about the global reach this Des Moines based, family owned, company has. 

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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Lori Chesser on Immigration and D.C.

Our guest is Lori Chesser a veteran of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Washington D.C. Fly-In (DMDC2017) and an immigration attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm of Des Moines. We talk about what she does, how the political landscape has impacted her business, employment issues and her thoughts on DMDC2017.

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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