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Quick Bites - Three Questions for Haley Anderson

Before we launch into our business lunch we do "Quick Bites" three questions...the same three questions we as each of our "Out to Lunch" guests. We ask about a book, a movie and a job. What book impacted you, what movie impacted you and if you were NOT doing what you are now doing...what would you love to do?  Three questions we call "Quick Bites". Here is Haley Anderson from Iowa Voters for Companion Animals with her answers and they were really...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. 

Out to Lunch - Protecting Pets with Haley Anderson

Each week I go "Out to Lunch" with an interesting person and you get to come along and listen in to our conversation. This week we're at the Range Grill + Golf with Haley Anderson from Iowa Voters for Companion Animals. This is a group that is lobbying for stronger laws to protect pets from cruelty. Cruelty that we've just heard about where a man stabbed his puppy and threw it in a dumpster because he was, "tired of it". Really?  Not only that but Iowa is a leader in what is known as "puppy mills" where bad actors mistreat breeding dogs...Really? Here Haley talks about the legislative effort to secure more protections for family pets. This is not a farm bill this is all about family pets and protection. Come with us as we go Out to Lunch! 

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. 

A Really Different Fundraiser for the Des Moines Public Schools

There is nothing more motivating than being a person in the thick of the fight for public schools and the opportunity schooling can offer to the future of our community.  Meet Kristyn Arnold the Community and Culture Manager of ANAWIM Housing. She's a former PTA leader in the Des Moines Schools and saw what continued cuts to public education has done to students in the Des Moines Public Schools. So, she decided to do something...different. Here you will learn about ANAWIM and the DMPS OneRun 2019. And, yes you can help!  Meet Kristyn.... 

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 15 March 2019

The end of another busy business week and stuff has been flying. Today we've got several retail stories, some car stuff and more. Click through for these:

  • Did Dollar General just give us a peek into the future of 2019;
  • What happened to Sears has happened before. Think W.T. Grant;
  • Walmart is rethinking their store layout;
  • Ford is cutting thousands more jobs...in Europe;
  • Tesla and the new SUV Model Y. Some are not pleased;
  • When public policy hurts tourism;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and, because it's FRIDAY we've got Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine with us and Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Check that here. 

Thanks for listening and have a great weekend!

The Business News Headlines 4 March 2019

Welcome to Monday and the Business News Headlines! The Markets lost steam today and we'll share why. Also today we've got these stories:

  • The heavy handed tactics of Amazon are long standing;
  • Even during the summit North Korea was hacking U.S. businesses;
  • GM shutting down an Ohio plant this week;
  • Drug maker Purdue Pharma thinking of bankruptcy not because they can't pay their bills;
  • No more makeup at Virgin Atlantic...or so it is said;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today Mike Owen from the Iowa Policy Project is in to talk about business taxes in Iowa. If you're a regular listener of the News Hour you know we've had every major business group on with us decrying the business tax rates in Iowa Mike has a different story and does the math. Listen in to that conversation here. 

Also today Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is with me talking about business education and networking events and man...she has a packed schedule. Click here to listen

Thanks for listening!

Bees, Honey and Food - The Economic Impact

This week while working on another story for the Business News Hour I ran across an educational display in the Iowa Statehouse where bee keepers and honey manufacturers were there to talk about the economics of bees and the link to our food. The story hinges on how commercial and hobby bee keepers continue to see mounting losses from "bee kills". With me is Kari Kenoyer of the Iowa Honey Producers Association, Phil Ebert of Ebert Honey and State Apiarist Andrew Joseph. I start by asking Andrew a question about bee kills...

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 Economic Climate of Iowa with Georgia VanGundy

We welcome back Georgia VanGundy the CEO of the Iowa Business Council a group made up of the 23 largest employers in the state. Today the IBC released their Competitive Dashboard that measures how Iowa competes nationally in five areas of concern:

  • Economic Growth
  • Education & Workforce
  • Governance
  • Health & Wellness
  • Demographics & Diversity

We look at each area, discuss what is working and what needs work. How does Iowa rank when looking at the economic factors here?  Click through to learn more. 

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 15 January 2019

Busy business day and here are the business news headlines with a taste of Iowa smattered in:

  • Wall Street looked at Brexit and went....
  • That economic impact of the shutdown just got...worse;
  • CVS and Walmart feuding and that means...
  • Papa John's Board can't keep records from its founder;
  • Pizza, hey it's that sort of day, delivery and Dominos;
  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and her Condition of the State (see told you...)
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories along with a conversation with the Joe Murphy the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The Iowa Legislature gaveled to order so we thought it timely to find out what is on the wishlist for Central Iowa and the entire state. You can hear that by clicking...here

Thanks for listening!! 

Greater Des Moines Partnership Legislative Goals with Joe Murphy

Each year the Greater Des Moines Partnership, an organization made up of 24 area chambers of commerce, comes up with their legislative priorities. We sat down with Joe Murphy the Vice President of Governmental Affairs to click down the wishlist. You should know that many of the items are not focused only on the Des Moines Metro but will also impact the entire state. Here then is Joe...

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 19 December 2018

The markets were rolling right along and then...bam!  It's the Business News Hour for the 19th of December, thanks for coming by.  Tonight in the business news headlines:

  • The markets the interest rates and you;
  • J&J back in the news again today on baby powder and cancer;
  • Hurry up with that divorce, your taxes are counting on it;
  • What is accelerating the global economic slowdown? Dumb political decisions;
  • The bluest of blue chips is backing out of its long commitment to retirees;
  • More trouble for Facebook, real trouble;
  • Former Iowa Governor and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks to us about Rural America.

Those stories plus a conversation with 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang about the economics of our nation and why people, regular people, don't seem to matter anymore. To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening!