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Non-Profit Board Responsibilities

Here is a timely and valuable conversation about the responsibilities of being a member of a non-profit board of directors. Sam Kreamer of the Kreamer Law Firm talks about doing more than simply "showing up and voting". He also talks about issues of conflict the law, board minutes and more. If you are on a board or run one spend some time and learn more about those responsibilities. 

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 Des Moines Water Works Foundation

We've all heard about the Des Moines Water Works, the folks who bring water to thousands of Metro businesses and residents but...what do you know about the Des Moines Water Works Park Foundation? Here Sam Carrell the Executive Director of the foundation and Hannah Inman the Board Chair talk about the fifth largest municipal park in the nation, a bit of surprising history and the multi-million dollar campaign to upgrade and redevelop some 1,500 acres in the middle of Des Moines. Think economic development and water.

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 Harkin Institute - Connecting People with Policy

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement is housed at Drake University and it part of a process that provides leadership and study into four key areas. With us to explain and share the work of the Harkin Institute is Joseph Jones the Executive Director of the non-profit, education and policy study group. We think you'll enjoy learning more about what former Sen. Tom Harkin and Mrs. Ruth Harkin have accomplished and continue to advocate for...it does matter. 

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 Honor in a Job with Iowa Job Honor

Our friend Kyle Horn is a returning guest to the Business News Hour. Kyle is from Iowa Job Honor Awards and here we talk about the impact a job has on a person, a family and on the business that hires a job-seeker with a less than "perfect" background. We're sharing this because the Iowa Job Honor Award Nomination Period is now open. We think you'll enjoy knowing more and perhaps helping to nominate a person or a company that understands the link between a job...and honor.

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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School Supplies, Kids and the Walnut Creek YMCA

As personal and school budgets tighten there is a greater need for folks like the Walnut Creek YMCA to do fund raising, collection and distribution of school supplies to kids who really need them. Meet Joanna Gilmore the Youth Development Coordinator for the Walnut Creek YMCA as she shares with us their effort to meet the growing demand of getting school supplies in the hands of families. This is an effort that goes through July with a special event on August 5th. Have a listen! 

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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Kidsave - The Touching Story of Adoption

Right now, in the Des Moines Metro, there are five children from Columbia in need of permanent families. The kids range in age of 11 to 13 and their chances for adoption have dwindled due to their crime of...age. This emotional conversation with Jessica Dunker is a "must listen" to interview. You have the opportunity to truly make a difference through Kidsave a non-profit created in Des Moines for the purpose of uniting children with loving families. Here we talk about an event each Saturday in July where you can meet the kids. For more information call 515-988-8309. But, please...just listen.

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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You Know Robin from Batman Now Meet Burt Ward The Canine Crusader

This is an extended interview with Burt Ward who played Robin the the still popular television program Batman. Here we talk about his two passions in life: His wife Tracy and their joint mission of saving, caring and lengthening the lives of...dogs. Burt was in Sioux City, Iowa to tour the Consumers Supply plant where his, Gentle Giants Dog Food is made. We sat down to talk about giving dogs the miracle of a longer more active life. Imagine Great Danes living to be 27 years old and active. And, yes, we talk about Adam West and how Burt got the part of Robin. But, if you have a "fur kid", please spend some time and listen to one of the most kind people on the planet...meet Burt Ward.

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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Dogs, Dinner and Doing Good

What if we told you that YOU could help get a service dog for a returning veteran and all you had to do was go to breakfast, lunch or dinner? Pretty easy, no? Meet our friend Ryan Anderson from the Des Moines Jaycees who was in to talk about Tables & Tails a fund raising effort on behalf of Paws & Effects mission to provide for the care and training of service dogs for veterans. Here Ryan shares with you the nine restaurants where you can go to eat...and have them donate proceeds to the charity. It's a win-win for everybody!

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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Pure Prep Academy - Reaching Kids Through Basketball

When our friend Tiffany Menke from the Urbandale Chamber shares a story with us...we take it seriously. We had not yet heard of Pure Prep Academy but we're glad we made the connection. Meet Coach Chris Morrow and Owner/Coach B.G. Rigins the people behind this great program designed to model good behavior while teaching high-level basketball skills. It's really something we should all be proud of....

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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What Is Iowa Safe Schools?

Depending on who you know you may have never heard of Iowa Safe Schools however we bet you've heard about bullying in schools or hazing, the uptick among suicides in our schools and the Governor's Conference on LGBTQ Youth. Meet Scott Heldt the Communications and Development Director for Iowa Safe Schools and Executive Director Nate Monson. Here we talk about how Iowa Safe Schools assists LGBTQ students with a number of affirming projects from bullying intervention, to staff training, to the Iowa Gay-Straight Alliance. And, because we ran out of time we've included the Insight on Business Extra where we talk about funding and the upcoming 2017 Spirit Awards scheduled for October of 2017. 

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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