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Out to Lunch with April Samp - Part One

Our newest feature on the Business News Hour is “Out to Lunch”. Each week we have lunch and talk business with a thought leader…this week our lunch partner is April Samp the News Director at Local TV 5 – We Are Iowa the ABC affiliate in the Des Moines Metro… We grabbed a bit to eat at Table 128 Bistro and talked about the back story of TV News…local and national. From “Fake news” to finding the right employee…it’s Out to Lunch…with April Samp…

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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.

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Out to Lunch with April Samp - Part Two

In Part Two of The Business News Hour – Out to Lunch…we talk more about employment in the tv news business, ratings and research…credibility in the news room and being one of just a few female TV news directors in the Midwest….We’re Out to Lunch at Table 128 Bistro..with April Samp from We Are Iowa TV 5 WOI, Des Moines. 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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.

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The Floppy Show Book with Jeff Stein

He's back for a longer conversation about The Floppy Show Book. Jeff Stein is a broadcaster and author and he has recently released The Floppy Show Book and it's getting great reviews. "Floppy was such a special television event that, for thirty years, delighted kids and parents." Here we talk about Dwayne Ellett the creator of Floppy, his ability to work all sides of the show, personal events and so much more. Get to know Floppy all over again...

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 Floppy Show News Outtake from 26 Feb 2018

Here is an out-take from our news segment of Monday where we talked about the new book, The Floppy Show with Jeff Stein. Whild the event was yesterday in the Historic Valley Junction this gives you an idea of what the book is about...enjoy. 

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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Sexual Harassment and Business

The news is astounding: Business executives, teachers, news media types and, yes, even some politicians are being "outed" by women who, in some cases, are coming forward decades following the abuse. Here we visit with former and current media person Brooke Benschoter about her experiences, what constitutes sexual harassment, where it may be going and what just might be the answer. This is also a clear business issue that impacts employees, productivity and branding. 

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 Film Lounge and Iowa Public Television

For those of you who enjoy independent films we have a treat for you. Meet Chuck Czech the producer of The Film Lounge (#TheFilmLounge) two, one hour episodes that highlight art and experimental films produced by Iowans They will air on IPTV  on Sunday 12 February at 10pm and again on Sunday 19 February at 10pm.

The Film Lounge includes 13 shorts in a broad variety of film types and topics. From classic horror to political documentary it's a must see. There are two free scheduled public screenings as well. On Thursday 9 February at 7pm the free event is at the Fleur Cinema and Cafe in Des Moines and then on Saturday 11 February there is another screening at Palmer's' Pub also at 7pm at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Centr in Sioux City. Here is the link to The Film Lounge from IPTV which also had major support from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Produce Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council.

 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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Media Advice for Non-Profits with Bob Leonard

Every non-profit group has a great story but far too often they can't get the media coverage to tell it. Meet Dr. Bob Leonard a media savvy educator who has a passion for non-profits. He has written a book "Sticky & Easy PR - How to Market Your Non-Profit to the News Media". Here we talk about some of the tips he share with non-profit boards and workers on how to get more exposure for their mission.


 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.  
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Jason Parkin on the Business of a Meteorologist

He has worked in front of the television camera delivering accurate weather forecasts for over 20 years. Recently Jason Parkin was named one of the most trusted meteorologists in Central Iowa. We asked him about the business of weather-casting and more. The back-story of Jason here... 


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. 
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Finding Television Newsroom Talent - Teresa Hein

The people that populate television newsrooms all across the nation come from...where? Meet Teresa Hein from My Media Jobs who has the interesting business of finding and placing newsroom talent in markets large and small all from her office here in the Des Moines Metro. Some interesting stories with Teresa:  


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.
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The Startup is McMovie Review with Eric McComb

His passion is movies and when he's not working he's going to movies and then writing reviews on McMovie Review a blog about his thoughts on movies and entertainment. We talk with Eric McComb about movie trends and more: 

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. 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.
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