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The Back-Story of Water with Iowa Soft Water

We take lots of things for granted and water is one of them. However with all the conversation about water quality and quantity maybe we should start thinking, "What's in my water?" Here we talk about stuff in the water like nitrates, lead, how many 'grains hard' local water/rural water might be and more with Aaron from Iowa Soft Water. Thanks for the update!

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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Healthy Living for Iowans of All Ages

There are so many things that go into creating a healthy lifestyle...from friends to activitiy to housing it all matters. Here Kent Sovern from the Iowa Chapter of AARP talks about that, some innovative grants for special projects and so much more. We take some time to talk about "missing middle housing" and the surprising similarities between Baby Boomers and Millennials. Take a walk with Michael and Kent...

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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Workiva and Why Washington D.C.

While in Washington D.C. during the Greater Des Moines Partnership "Fly-In" we sat down with Dave Tucker the Sr. VP of Product Development from Workiva an Ames, Iowa based company that serves nearly 3,000 corporations (large and small) with their cloud-based platform for reporting, compliance and data management. We asked him about Workiva and his first trip to D.C. for #DMDC2017... And, they are hiring!

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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Talking Business with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Recently U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar made a stop in Des Moines to speak to the Polk County Democrats at the Spring Fund Raiser. We wanted to ask some questions about business vs. politics and had our opportunity. Here is that brief interview... 

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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IowaStock is Coming and it is BIG!

If the voice and the face are familiar...they should be. Jonathan Narcisse has been involved many things from politics to publishing. Now he is launching the biggest musical talent event Iowa has ever seen. Calling it IowaStock (think Woodstock) an all Iowa music and arts fair Jonathan is bringing over 160 acts...all with an Iowa connection for a party that will last four days...and nights. Hang on...this is BIG! 

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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Community Action with The Teamsters

For years the Teamsters played an important part not only in labor but in communities as meeting hall and friends who would help a neighbor. Jim Romar the State Political Director forTeamsters Local 238 says the union had gotten away from that and the new incentive TeamCOM is a way to get back into the daily lives of Iowans. Here we visit with Jim, a 30+ year veteran of the West Des Moines Police Department, about the Teamsters and working families in Iowa. 

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 5:05pm 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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Justin Rogers and Kelly Sharp - Iowa Images and Heart of Iowa

With us in studio is our friend Justin Rogers from HTML Marketing and Rogers Photography and Kelly Sharp the owner of Heart of Iowa and the publisher of the new book, "Images from the Heart of Iowa". We've watched Justin mature and grow in his ability to take stunning photos of everything from landscape shots to urban photos to animals and now you can own a sampling. "Images from the Heart of Iowa" is available at the Valley Junction shop, online and dealer are encouraged to make a connection.  Here is our conversation:

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 5:05pm 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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ISEA Says New Collective Bargaining Law is Unconstitutional

Recently the Iowa Legislature passed, and Gov. Branstad quickly signed into law, major changes to the collective barganing laws of the state. Today the Iowa State Education Association filed suit in District Court challenging the law on three major provisions they say violate the Iowa Constitution specific to the Uniformity Clause. On our Newsmaker line is Tammy Wawro, president of ISEA to discuss the merits of the case and help us better understand the position of professional teachers in Iowa.

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 5:05pm 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 Professional Connection with Abby Rodewald

We visit with Abby Rodewald the current president of the Young Professionals Connection - part of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Here we learn more about what the organization offers to its members, how they work in the community and how being a member offers career growth opportunities while in service to others. Seriously good stuff here...enjoy. 

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 5:05pm 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’s For Profit Managed Care Organizations

A year ago, following several delays, Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA) fostered upon the Medicaid health care system three for-profit managed care providers tasked with handling the care and payment of services for roughly 600,000 patients. The vast majority of these patients are children, the elderly and low income residents of the state. For months we have heard from Governor Branstad that the system is working. People are getting care and providers are being paid. Yet, we hear an entirely different story from providers and patients. This week we learned that an additional $225 million would be sent to Iowa from the Affordable Care Act coffers to pay for services. The very act Gov. Branstad did not support. Enter Katie Fergus, CPA who has years of experience in the finances of care providers and recently started her firm FinanSynergy which assists providers in everything from billing to cost containment. So, what is it really like for patients and health care providers in Iowa?  We asked...

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 5:05pm 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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