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2020 Presidential Hopeful Secretary Julian Castro

We all know that Iowa is "ground zero" when it comes to the 2020 Presidential Election and this week former San Antonio Mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro was in Iowa for another swing through the state. We caught up with him following a standing room only event sponsored by the Iowa Asian-Latino Coalition in Des Moines. Ten Minutes with Julian Castro: 

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.

Business News Headlines 29 March 2019

It's the final weekday of March 2019 and welcome to the Business News Hour!  Inside, and just a click away, you'll hear these stories:

  • China/U.S. trade talks resume and Wall Street has a party;
  • The White House wants the Fed to reverse rate increases;
  • The first day of trading for LYFT was today;
  • Apple tanks a product before it ever got into your hands;
  • Workers at an Ohio GM plant are really upset;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Also today you'll meet Sen. Paul Strauss who, sort of, represents 700,000 U.S. Citizens in the United States but are denied representation in Congress. While Sen. Strauss was elected in 1996 he has yet to cast a vote...because the law denies that simple act. Stunning. I caught up with the Senator as he was making a pitch for D.C. statehood. It's a compelling story and to hear that, click here.

Also, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with "Stuff to DO in the Metro" this weekend into next week. Listen up...right here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 13 March 2019

You would think that when a company is faced with not one but two planes falling from the sky their stock would go...down. Nah... It's the business news headlines for the 13th day of March. Here is what's inside:

  • Solid economic data had Wall Street dancing;
  • Tech stocks lift the markets;
  • News about Boeing and the FAA grounding the airplanes;
  • "What bugs you about our company?" The Walmart CEO askes...and finds out;
  • The college admission scandal...what the hell where they thinking;
  • Wells Fargo CEO gets grilled by Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne;
  • What happened on Wall Street & why.

Also the story you've got to hear. The media landscape is always changing the latest to enter the field is Happs.TV. Think of it as "happening" where, in real time, citizen journalists cover stories from around the globe. I met up with Andrew King of Happs.TV this week and asked him to share with us the story. It's pretty amazing. Click here for more! 

Thanks for listening! 

It’s HappsTV…It’s WHAT?

I'm old so I remember when there were three newscasts on television each evening: CBS, NBC and ABC. That was it. I also remember when CNN launched and then a host of 24/7 news networks popped up. The evolution of the news business continues with something called "Citizen Journalists" and nobody seems to have captured that as well as Happs.TV. What is Happs? Think "Happening" and it's where citizen journalists share amazing stories all in real time. Here, with me, is Andrew King of Happs.TV to share the story for you.  Neat stuff.... 

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 13 February 2019

The markets came off session highs today but still pulled out a gain. It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 13th of February. Here is what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street is, again, hoping for good news;
  • The Universal Basic Income program by Andrew Yang gets tested;
  • A supplier of talc for Johnson & Johnson has filed for bankruptcy protection;
  • Beefing up benefits to attract and retain workers; we've got two stories;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street, we've got the numbers.

Those stories and 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang is in for the interview. We're going to talk about that idea of a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 for each American 18 to 65. To hear that conversation click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business of Political Messaging with Mark Langgin of GPS Impact

The way political candidates get their message has vastly changed. Back in the day radio, television and newspapers took the major portion of campaign dollars. Today much of that has changed depending on the demographic of the targeted voter. It's an interesting business and here we visit with Mark Langgin a partner in GPS Impact. We talk about the various platforms, the message creation and the delivery using a host of methods. What's hot and what's not so much. And, as we head into 2020 we figure you might want to learn more about how all this works. 

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.

Business News Headlines 20 December 2018

Yet another down day on Wall Street and the it looks like the bears have come out to play. Today, and just a click away we'll share these stories:

  • Uncertainty the bane of the markets;
  • The stock market vs. the job market...it's OK to worry;
  • Drug prices are going up in the new year. Who? We'll tell;
  • You hold the future of Sears in your hand;
  • Alexa what are the neighbors doing?;
  • Iowans are drinking plenty and their favorite booze is...
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus a conversation with the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts. Jeff, who usually is with us on Friday's sharing "Stuff to DO in the Metro" has been with the popular magazine for several years. We'll talk about editorial calendars and who does what behind the scenes. To listen to our conversation click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

 

Universal Basic Income and Why It Works with Andrew Yang 2020 Presidential Candidate

Two things you need to know about 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang: 1) He is not a politician and 2) he is wicked smart yet self deprecating at the same time. I sat down with Mr. Yang following a meeting he had with about 20 small business owners who, as he spoke about the Universal Basic Income or $1,000 a month to each person 18 - 65, were very sceptical of the idea. But, within a few minutes the men and women realized it wasn't a "pipe dream" but something that can work for every American and our economy. Got you interested? Click through and meet Andrew Yang:

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 Political Swag Business with Marc Daniels

Months ago during the cold Iowa Winter our friend Marc Daniels found a niche in which to sell campaign swag. But this was different. Marc chose to flood the field with Jewish head-gear or Yarmulkas or Kippot...head coverings. He made each one and then stood outside of the venues and sold the heck out of them. Now with 84 days remaining he wants to turn his business into "weeding out hate" and planting seeds of peace. An interesting business interview and here is his website for more!


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 

Networking and Social Media with Laura Kinnard

It's the evening of the Iowa Caucus but first we turn our attention to some business networking opportunities going on in the Des Moines Metro this week. From chamber activities to startup meetings and then we chat a bit about social media and political campaigns. Here is that conversation with Laura Kinnard. And, you can log your business meeting or networking event on Twitter using #DMBizEvents. 

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.