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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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Wage Theft in Iowa - Millions Withheld from Workers

When we first saw the report compiled by The Labor Center at the University of Iowa and the Iowa Public Policy Project we were stunned. Through their research the group concluded businesses and individuals had failed to pay their employees a staggering $600,000,000. In addition they calculate there is an additional $120 million in unpaid sales, income and payroll taxes. That is a direct impact on the State of Iowa. What's going on? Here we have a conversation with Matt Glasson, a former private practice attorney now with the Labor Center, about wage theft in Iowa. What is wage theft, who does it impact, where is it most common, what is Iowa doing about it, who can workers turn to for help? We think you will be as surprised as we were...please 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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Iowa Hospitals and the Health Care Debate

This past week we had a news story that said so far, this year, 49 hospitals in the United States have closed their doors. Contrary to popular belief the Affordable Care Act was a boost to health care and to hospitals. To dig into this we invited the Iowa Hospital Association to weigh in on the health care debate. Here Scott McIntyre the Vice President of Communications for the association talks about rural health care delivery, affordability and the danger both the House and Senate versions of health care insurance options have on our hospitals, clinics and patients.

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 Crisis in Health Care with Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA

This past week we heard about health care and employer options. Today we spend some time with Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA a returning visitor to our studios to talk about the health care options set before the American people. From the ACA to the ACHA to the BCRA what might you expect and what should be our options from as a state and a nation. We think this may surprise you.

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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Health Care in Iowa - What We Are Hearing

This is the Thursday that the United States Senate Republicans rolled out their effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. On the front lines regarding health care in Iowa has been the AARP-Iowa State Director for Advocacy, Anthony Carroll. We caught up with him after he had returned from a Health Care and You event in Eastern Iowa to find out what he is hearing and dissect the recent poll on health care in Iowa. Some interesting things here...

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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We Talk Health Care, Insurance and More with Iowa AARP

Just back from Washington, D.C. Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa weighs in on the health care issue being debated by 12 United States Senators. Here he talks about why AARP is concerned about the bill that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and why. AARP-Iowa is making trips all across the state in an effort to hear what you have to say about health care and health care insurance in the United States. We also, toward the end of the interview preview some additional programming coming to you from AARP-Iowa. 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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National Hemp Awareness and Iowa Agriculture

Meet Aaron and Chris from The Iowa Hemp Association who informed us this is National Hemp Awareness Week. So, what is hemp? Why can't we grow hemp in Iowa? What can be made from hemp? How could hemp impact the agricultural community in Iowa and elsewhere? We asked and they answered. Click in and have a listen to some interesting economic news. 

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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Working Families Summit - Iowa with Charlie Wishman

Two years ago the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL/CIO put together the Working Families Summit and it was a huge success. They, and many more sponsors, are back for the 2017 Edition which will be held in Ames, Iowa on 10 June starting at 9am. Here is more information about the event. In this conversation with Charlie Wishman we talk about why this gathering is happening, what it hopes to accomplish and more. To fast forward and register (it's FREE) just click this link. Thanks for listening!

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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Reflections on Washington D.C. from DMDC2017

If you were with us last week you heard a number of reports as we broadcast from the Greater Des Moines Partnership Washington D.C. Fly-In (#DMDC2017). Over 200 business, civic and non-profit leaders took a charter flight to D.C. to listen, learn and lobby for a host of economic issues that are critical to Central Iowa and beyond. Today Michael offers some personal reflections about the trip from issues the surround health care to transportation to political jabs to bipartisan efforts. What really goes on vs. what sometimes other media outlets share or ignore completely. 

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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Lori Chesser on Immigration and D.C.

Our guest is Lori Chesser a veteran of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Washington D.C. Fly-In (DMDC2017) and an immigration attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm of Des Moines. We talk about what she does, how the political landscape has impacted her business, employment issues and her thoughts on DMDC2017.

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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