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Gov. Martin O’Malley on Elections, Iowa, the Economy and “Down Ballot” Races

He is one of our favorite people to interview. Recently former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley was in Iowa stumping for a host of Democrats seeking election to the Iowa Statehouse and to the U.S. Congress. We caught up with him as he was helping Iowa House candidate Heather Matson in Ankeny. We start the conversation talking about the economy, Wall Street, wages and then work into a discussion as to why he believes the right way to build the future of the Democratic Party is to work hard for candidates not at the top of the ballot.  Gov. Martin O'Malley: 

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.

 

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Meeting Candidates - Heather Matson Iowa House District 38 (Ankeny, Saylorville, Polk County)

In our continuing effort to have you meet some of the fresh faces seeking office in the Iowa State House meet Heather Matson. She is running in House District 38 which is made up by parts of Ankeny, Saylorville, Saylor Township, Crocker and Delaware Townships. It's a mixture of suburban and rural areas of Polk County, Iowa. We talk about health care, mental health and more. Meet Heather Matson a mom, wife and now candidate. And here too is her website

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.

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Business News Headlines 29 October 2018

Each weekday we offer up some of the top business news stories on your time. No more having to wait in your vehicle you can listen in at any time. And you can subscribe here on Podbean or on any of your favorite podcast channels. On tap today:

  • The Markets started off OK but, in the end, it got ugly;
  • Consumers are holding on to their smart phones much longer...why?
  • The disappearing cashier and store line Sam's Club to open a new concept in Texas;
  • Wells Fargo says, "Hang on a bit longer you'll get your money...";
  • Not Chicken and the Egg but Chickens and Courts.

Those stories plus this conversation with Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) who was in town stumping for candidates including Amber Gustafson who is running for the Iowa State Senate out of Ankeny. Meet Amber as we continue our profile of various candidates around Iowa. You can listen to our conversation here.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about business networking and education events happening in the DSMUSA Metro this week and into next week.

Thanks for listening!

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Senator Amy Klobuchar and Amber Gustafson Talking Elections and Issues

Iowa has been picking up lots of visitors ahead of the November elections. Recently Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) came to Iowa to stump for candidates up and down the ballot. We caught up with her at an event for Iowa State Senate candidate Amber Gustafson of Ankeny. Here we start out with Sen. Klobuchar asking her why she is doing this work and then introduce you to Amber. Have a listen...

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.

 

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The Business News Headlines 24 October 2018

Lots of information on this Wednesday the 24th of October. Remember when we told you October is usually a lousy month for the markets.  Yep. We'll detail what happened today as the Dow lost any gains it had made so far this year.  In other business news today:

  • New home sales are lagging and it just may get worse;
  • Americans love to buy goods made in China...well, maybe not for long;
  • Walmart taking on Amazon in a big way;
  • Corporate America has a problem with...women;
  • Also the full numbers report from Wall Street.

In for The Interview today is Democratic Candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Tim Gannon. Tim, a farmer from Jasper County, says he has plans on how to better the rural economy while strengthening the state budget. We also talk about soil, water and what he is hearing as he travels the state. Meet Tim Gannon here. 

Thanks for listening! 

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Meet Tim Gannon for Secretary of Agriculture

In our continuing series of profiling some of the candidates for office today we're going to focus on agriculture and Tim Gannon who is running for Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa. Tim is a farmer from Jasper County who spent eight years working for the USDA under then Secretary Tom Vilsack. Join the conversation as Tim highlights his commitment to agriculture his answers for the rural and urban economy, the impact of trade disputes on farming as well as soil and water issues. Answers to some tough questions. Meet Tim Gannon: 

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.

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Business News Headlines 23 October 2018

It was quite a day on Wall Street and we'll have all the numbers. Also on tap today a Small Business Spotlight and our continuing look at Iowa Legislative races this time House District 39 with Karin Derry. In the news:

  • Malls say "No!" to "Going Out of Business" signs for Sears;
  • Harley Davidson U.S. sales tank...but gain in Europe;
  • Yahoo to pay $50 million for that massive data breach;
  • Easter Lake to get "connected" to the DSMUSA Trail System;
  • The Markets?  Yikes, don't ask!

Our Small Business Spotlight features Peterson Painting a family owned company that started decades ago and has always made a deal with their customers, "We'll do what we say and what you expect". We like that. Meet Cary Peterson of Peterson Painting in our Small Business Spotlight.

Then we'll continue our look at various Iowa Legislative races. Today we'll spend some time with wife, mom and candidate Karin Derry who is running for the Iowa House in District 39 which is north of Des Moines in Johnston, Grimes and Jefferson Township. Meet Karin Derry.

Thanks for listening! 

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First Time Candidate Seeks to Bring a Fresh Perspective - Meet Karin Derry

Continuing our look at some key Iowa Legislative races we travel north of Des Moines to House District 39 to meet wife, mom and candidate Karin Derry. She tells us she has never run for public office, not even student council, but something motivated her to get busy and we've got her story. We'll also talk about the issues facing Iowa and what she says she will do once in office. Meet Karin Derry...

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.

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Senator Kamala Harris in Iowa

If her name sounds familiar it should. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was one of the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that held hearings regarding the Justice Kavanaugh appointment to the Supreme Court. She made a stop in Iowa to, as she says, "Help turn out the vote for some amazing Democratic Candidates..." Following a meeting with the Iowa Asian Latino Coalition, reporters gathered for some questions...

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.

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The Business News Headlines 22 October 2018

Today we've got the business news headlines and something extra. As many of you know we don't do politics on a daily basis. However, it is the season and we are based in Iowa. So, today, along with some of the headlines we've got a press event from today with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) who is in Iowa stumping for various democratic candidates. In that section we'll talk about the Justice Kavanaugh hearing and the potential backlash, the economy and who is winning, her support for Iowa Secretary of State Candidate Deidre DeJear and more.  Also:

  • Sears is trying to find some cash so it can stay around for the holidays;
  • Dating and spending money;
  • President Trump wants to cut your taxes...
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also we'll talk about an event coming up with RDG here in Des Moines. The design firm is holding a major event called Design Atlas for Climate Resilience and it runs all this week. So much to learn about the event, the speakers the vision and building for the future. Our guests are David Dahlquist, Renee Thomas and Graham Hanson.

And, because today is Monday it's time for Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer and Drake University in to talk about networking and business education events in the Des Moines Metro and beyond.

Thanks for listening! 

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