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The Iowa Beef Steakhouse with Will Kellogg

We had great fun with our Restaurant of the Week! Meet Will Kellogg who has been at The Iowa Beef Steakhouse for twenty-five years and for the past several years has been the owner. We talk about the early years as a dishwasher the dramatic changes in the menu (NOT!) and the fact they do one thing really, really well...present great steaks and open 7 days a week! Oh, and his favorite cut of beef? It's a fun interview and you can listen in! 

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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Buying A Meth House? What You Don’t Know

A month ago I was sitting in a Windsor Heights City Council meeting and heard a frightening story about a family who nearly purchased a "Meth House" and the dangers that presents. Meet Sarah Trone Garriott and her story about the lack of transparency, regulations, training and a "buyer beware" incident that should scare us all. Also on this broadcast is John Krusenstjerna the owner of Iowa CTS Cleaners who travels across Iowa checking for meth infected housing and, sometimes, cleans them. Sometimes...

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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Startup Stories with Mike Colwell and Steven Brockshus of TERVA

Even though Iowa is considered an "agricultural state" we don't see that many startups come through our door that use technology and agriculture to enrich the issues of business. Today we met Steven Brockshus the founder of TERVA a land information and management service that tracks land for sale and land sold. From the dairy farm to the world of technology meet Steven who will be part of the Mike Colwell Startup Stories from SquareOne DSM. Good stuff! 

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 Waterways and Economic Development

We met Staci Williams at a recent Walnut Creek Watershed Celebration in Windsor Heights and asked her to come by the studio to talk about the economic development opportunities that some communities are finding when it comes to our streams and rivers. Staci is with ISG who works closely with communities and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in finding new ways to use our natural resources in rural and urban settings. Listen in and see our waterways in a whole new light. 

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 CareGivers with Di Findley - Part Two

In this second part of our conversation with Di Findley from the Iowa CareGivers Association we talk about public policy, the shortage of caregivers in Iowa, thoughts about the Iowa Legislature and much more. Well worth a listen and well worth you getting involved. 

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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We’re Talking Global Insurance Accelerator!

This week during the Conway International Trust Belt Conference we heard a bunch about startups and large corporations and how difficult it is for large companies to pivot and startup new tools to better serve their clients/customers. Those conversations led into a discussion, with many there, about the Global Insurance Accelerator and how this creation helps large corporations find answers to issues they struggle with...or better yet...don't know exist. Meet Megan Brandt from the Global Insurance Accelerator who explains why this group was formed, who benefits, when it all begins and how your startup can apply

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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The Largest “Restaurant” in Iowa with Amanda Miller

Leading up to this interview with Amanda Miller we teased that we had discovered the "largest restaurant in all of Iowa and it was right here in Des Moines"! And, we think, it is true. Amanda is the Director of Food & Nutrition Services for the Des Moines Public Schools. We think you will be amazed at how many daily meals they serve, snacks, breakfasts and more. Along with that they take into consideration food allergies, religious exceptions...all while watching a tight budget. It's quite a business and we bet you'll be amazed at the story. 

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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The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator with Megan Vollstedt

We welcome back Megan Vollstedt to our microphone to talk about the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator and the work they have been doing with five teams of creators over the past 100 days. Today (Tuesday 17 October) is a big day for these startups. Here Megan gives us a background of the program, what has been going on, who is involved and Demonstration Day which happens today at the World Food Prize headquarters in Des Moines. 

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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The Business of the Iowa ACLU

Here we have an in depth conversation with Mark Stringer the Executive Director of the ACLU-Iowa Branch. We talk about where he came from, the commitment to upholding the Constitutional Rights of individuals, how they are funded and why there are some who consider the ACLU to be the enemy. It's a great conversation and we hope you'll listen in. 

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 Safe Schools with Nate and Scott

While many of us have come to understand that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect it's not always the case. Here we visit with Nate Munson and Scott Heldt from Iowa Safe Schools about LGBTQ students and what some have faced when it comes to being shunned or bullied. We also talk about the shocking rate of suicide and suicide attempts nationwide. On 20 October Iowa Safe Schools will hold their Spirit Awards (Click here for details and for tickets) we chat about that and headliner B.D. Wong. Listen in...

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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