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Out to Lunch - Protecting Pets with Haley Anderson

Each week I go "Out to Lunch" with an interesting person and you get to come along and listen in to our conversation. This week we're at the Range Grill + Golf with Haley Anderson from Iowa Voters for Companion Animals. This is a group that is lobbying for stronger laws to protect pets from cruelty. Cruelty that we've just heard about where a man stabbed his puppy and threw it in a dumpster because he was, "tired of it". Really?  Not only that but Iowa is a leader in what is known as "puppy mills" where bad actors mistreat breeding dogs...Really? Here Haley talks about the legislative effort to secure more protections for family pets. This is not a farm bill this is all about family pets and protection. Come with us as we go Out to Lunch! 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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. 

The Business News Headlines 10 April 2019

We've got a packed newscast for you with plenty of business news and our Out to Lunch feature. On the docket today:

  • The markets were up but not by much;
  • CBS has a look at the new crisis in Rural America;
  • Boeing shareholders are suing Boeing;
  • Bankers got a frosty reception on Capital Hill;
  • YouTube TV just raised their prices;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Plus we go Out to Lunch with Heidi Soliday the first female names as a sports director in America. We launch into lunch at Range Grill + Golf by asking Heidi three questions it's the same three questions we ask all our Out to Lunch guests. Here is that segment.

Then we'll talk sports, the business of television news, women in TV broadcasting, she'll drop some names, talk about her near chance to go and compete in the Olympics (no...really) and we'll talk about her new passion of cycling and raising awareness of climate change. It's a packed hour and you can hear that segment here. 

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Out to Lunch with Heidi Soliday

Strap in you're about to hear some amazing stories from the first female to become a sports director at a television station. Heidi Soliday was the face and voice of sports in Iowa at the Des Moines CBS affiliate KCCI. Here, as we go Out to Lunch at Range Grill + Golf she share stories of her years as a swimmer her trip to Europe at 16 to compete in a national luge competition even though she had never been on a sled in her life. Then a chance at the Olympics? And does she drop names...you bet. We talk about the business of reporting the news, how it has changed, the role of women in TV news and her cycling adventures now as part of the Climate Ride. Enjoy! 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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. 

The Business News Headlines 21 March 2019

It's Thursday and we've got the business news headlines for you. What happened and why that is so important. Here we go!

  • Some systems are suggestion...(gulp) recession;
  • The tax cut that is hurting the GOP;
  • Jean maker Levi came back to Wall Street and...did they;
  • Some Iowa TV stations are on the sale block;
  • No Dave & Busters but something close coming to the Merle Hay Mall;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today I go "Out to Lunch" with the Mayor of Des Moines, Frank Cownie. But before we order we sit down for "Quick Bites" - Three questions we ask every OTL guest. You can hear that...right here.

Then it's Out to Lunch at Jesses Embers as Mayor Cownie talks about the changing demographics of Des Moines, transportation, new  projects, quality of life, unemployment, and more. After 16 years as mayor it would seem he's still got a passion to do more. Frank Cownie as we go Out to Lunch and talk public policy. Click here to listen. 

Thanks for coming by! 

Quick Bites with Mayor Frank Cownie

Before we settle down for lunch we do "Quick Bites". Three questions...each of our "Out to Lunch" guests gets the same three questions:  Book, Movie and Job. Here the Mayor of Des Moines, Frank Cownie, Iowa shares his thought about his those things and what about them impacted his life. We're at Jesses Embers with the Mayor for Out to Lunch but first, Quick Bites:

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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

Out to Lunch with Des Moines, Iowa Mayor Frank Cownie

He's been mayor of Des Moines, Iowa for 16 years and says he's not done yet. This week I went "Out to Lunch" with Mayor Frank Cownie and talked about a host of things from new projects, people actually living downtown, public/private partnerships, transportation, the environment, a surging economic base, the lowest unemployment rate of any Midwestern City. All good things but, Mayor Cownie says there are still things that need to be done. Join us as we talk, over lunch, at Jesses Embers on Ingersoll here in 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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

Helping Business Grow - Out to Lunch with Jonnie Wright

Each week we take a thought leader Out to Lunch to talk over business while at a locally owned restaurant. This week we're at Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio with the founder of the Buyosphere and Buysphere University, Jonnie Wright. Here we do a deep dive into business branding, marketing, consumers, customer service. And, you'll learn some tips and secrets on how to become a better business. Learn more from Johnnie as we go Out to Lunch

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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

Quick Bites with Johnnie Wright

Each week we take a thought leader Out to Lunch and have a business discussion at a locally owned restaurant. It's something that goes on every day except YOU get to come along and listen to the conversation. But, before we launch into our meal we do something we call Quick Bites or three questions that each guest gets. It centers on a book, any book, a movie, any movie and we also ask, "If you were not doing the job you have now what would you love to be doing?"  We get some interesting answers. Here is Jonnie Wright the founder of the Buyosphere and Buyosphere University and Quick Bites: 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 26 December 2018

OK, OK...we took yesterday off, sort of. It's the business news headlines from today and today we've got some great stories lined up for this Boxing Day:

  • The Dow has it's best single day...ever;
  • Amazon also had its best holiday season...ever;
  • Consumer spending up big time;
  • The GAP set to close its huge NYC store. Guess what the rent is per square foot;
  • Report the U.S. and China will hold trade talks next month;
  • Dollar Stores continue to surge across the United States...why?
  • Interest rates and the national debt. Some chiling numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report and it is...well...amazing.

Those stories plus we go Out to Lunch with Jonnnie Wright from the Buyosphere and Buyosphere University. We're talking first about three questions, the same three questions each of our guests get asked: Book, Movie and Job..we call it Quick Bites. To listen in to our three questions click here

Then we launch into a wide ranging conversation about business, consumers, marketing and so much more. Promise you will learn a great deal from this business lunch at Gilroy's Kitchen - Pub - Patio in West Des Moines, Iowa. To listen to us talk business over lunch click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 13 December 2018

It's the Thursday, December 13th Edition of the Business News Hour...thanks for coming by. In the news today:

  • Wall Street? One word, mixed;
  • The lack of blue collar workers is getting serious as more folks retire and nobody wants the jobs;
  • Hear about the Canadian teen who took to the Walmart store loud speaker to quit;
  • Instacart says goodbye to Whole Foods;
  • Des Moines, Iowa gets funding for a "transload hub". We'll share;
  • Oh yes, the markets what happened and why.

Then we're going to step into our Way-Back Machine for our very first Out to Lunch Segment, something we totally ripped off of CBS News and Major Garrett and "Take Out" well sort of. He interviews political types we do business over lunch and you get to listen in. Our guest is speaker and author Callista Gould from the Culture and Manners Institute. Click here for Part One.

And then we continue our conversation at Table 128 Bistro & Bar with Callista you can hear that...right here.

Thanks for listening.