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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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Getting Students Job Ready - University of Iowa

We hear from employers all the time about how so many college graduates may have the necessary technical skills to do a specific job but tend to lack the interpersonal or "soft skills" so important to career success. The University of Iowa has been listening. Today, on our News Maker Line, we visit with Amanda McFadden the Director of Academic Programs and International Services for the Pomerantz Career Center for Leadership and Career Achievement about the university programs that help prepare students to become "job ready". It seems our friends in Iowa City have been listening to business... 

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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Water, Politics, Business - Des Moines Water Works

We've been doing the Business News Hour for a long time. Each weekday for nearly four years we've reported on the business news of the nation, region and the Greater Des Moines Metro. During that time we have watched the convergence of business and politics and that has changed the conversation. This interview is an example of that. Bill Stowe, the CEO of the Des Moines Water Works has been described as "The most hated man in Iowa" and as a "Moses standing up for the people against special interests". According to the Des Moines Water Works the Iowa Legislature, in a purely political move, is seeking to dismantle the Des Moines Water Works yet over 68% of the people served wish to preserve the business...and in the end it is a business. We talk about that, the drainage district lawsuit, polluted water, Flint, Michigan and more in this extended 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 5:05pm 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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Dream Only Big Dreams - Kent Sovern on Community Development

The times are rapidly changing and a number of groups, including the Iowa AARP, are involved in some major projects that help build communities that are vibrant and approachable for people of all ages and abilities. Here Kent Sovern talks about thinking BIG and disrupting conventional wisdom to drive economic development. Oh and then there is also "Movies for Grownups".  We cover lots of ground 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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The Growing Bicycle Business with Bif Ridgway

Even if you are not a cyclist you can't escape the monumental growth of the bicycle industry. It seems like they are everywhere. Here in the Des Moines Metro we have over 600 miles of trails and a growing trend of using the bicycle as a daily mode of transportation rather than just for recreation. We talk about that, the technology of bicycles and more with Bif Ridgway from Bike World. Gear up...

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, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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 Story - Dorothy’s House with Kellie Markey

She was one of the first 190 people to work at eBay where she earned a top spot in the company before leaving to return to Iowa. On her return Kellie Markey made the decision to go from for-profit to non-profit and founded Dorothy's House a sanctuary for children who have been sold into the sex traffic rings. With Kellie is our friend Kyle Oppenhuizen sitting in for Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM. This next Startup Story is different but in a good way to register click here. Listen and get ready for an experience that will make you shudder.

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, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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