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“Out Of The Mud” with George Hanusa

He has a passion for writing and for history. Meet George Hanusa a 40+ year resident of the tiny town of Windsor Heights, Iowa and author of "Out Of The Mud - How a Rural Coal Mining Settlement Became the City of Windsor Heights". What is curious about Windsor Heights (Pop 4,900) is that it sits directly in the center of the Des Moines Metro surrounded by much larger communities. All of that could have been different had the community annexed what is now the City of Clive. Hanusa has written an unvarnished historical account of Windsor Heights complete with lots of photos and stories any lover of small town history will appreciate. The book is available at the Windsor Heights City Hall, the Windsor Heights Hy-Vee, Beaverdale Books and Plain Talk Books and Coffee.

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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What to Do with $12.5 Million Asks MPO

Each year the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization receives money from the federal government. Now they want to know what projects YOU believe should be funded. With us is Zach Young from the MPO. We ask about where the funds come from, what communities have asked for funds and more. And, should you wish to comment in person there is a meeting on 24 January. Or to comment online here is that link. Listen...first.

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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Mobility, Economics and the Greater Des Moines Metro

Our guest is David Fields of Nelson-Nygaard of San Francisco who was in the Des Moines Metro to share some thoughts and ideas about the future of mobility in our city and tackle some rural issues that revolve around vehicles, parking and more. Are we moving away from a "car centric" way of life? What about traffic and traffic patterns? What is the future of our suburbs and the downtown areas? In the end the conversation is all about the economic reality of the trends we're seeing in mobility, accessability and sustainability and how they impact our future. Some stunning options to consider. 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, 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.

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Transforming our Communities by Adding Value to Streets

This week former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist came to Des Moines to talk about how to add real value to our communities by altering how we use our streets. Listen to how he describes the benefits of better traffic flow, slowing down our vehicles and how that adds to property value and the sense of community. 

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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Polk County and Tom Hockensmith

Honored that our friend and Polk County Supervisor, Tom Hockensmith made some time to visit with us about transportation issues, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, hockey and the Polk County Courthouse Project. Lot's of areas to cover...listen in! 


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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Tiny Home Villages - Joppa Outreach and the City of Des Moines

On any given day there are roughly 300 people sleeping under bridges, in parks or in tents. This is the story of Joppa Outreach and what they believe is an answer to the issue if only the City of Des Moines will give them the green light. Meet Joe Stevens, Amy Hunold-Van Gundy and Kyle Horn in studio to offer up a solution and offer transition to families. Please listen: 


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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The Walnut Creek Watershed - The Economics of Change

Water. It seems that every day, for the past two months we've had a business news story about...water. Today we look at the economics behind the Walnut Creek Watershed Program with Clive City Councilperson Susan Judkins and from RDG Planning & Design Gregory Pierce who speaks to the many levels of incorporation from business owners to contractors to homeowners in Dallas and Polk Counties.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Networking and Chamber Picks with Laura

Each Monday our friend Laura Kinnard comes by the studio to share her top picks for marketing and #networking events.  And, this week we start to look at some public chamber events in the Metro.. Find out more on Twitter #DMBizEvents


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us onTwitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Working with Metro Communities in Search of Startups

The University of Iowa Venture School has launched a program in Ankeny, Clive, Urbandale, Waukee and West Des Moines searching for startups that might win a chance to enter the Venture School. To talk about this unique opportunity we visit with Wade Steenhoek from the U of I and Derek Lord of the City of Ankeny. Learn how these communities are working together to offer an amazing opportunity to Metro Startups: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Vacation Home Rental by Owner

New ways to do business disrupts the old business model. Think about how Uber and Lyft disrupted transportation models and now short term house rentals in place of hotels and motels are now disrupting that model as well as causing issues for city government. Our guest is Hele Spivack who manages a VHBO and is in town to present facts and issues to the City of Des Moines. Here is that story: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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