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Livable Communities - Grand Avenue in Des Moines with AARP - Iowa

We're on site with Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa and Layne Fergusen from Team Better Block as they and dozens of volunteers transform a block of Grand Avenue in the East Village of Des Moines. The goal is to show what can be done to encourage a redesign of auto-dominated roads and create a more livable community and a more vibrant commercial area. And, the economic development opportunities are astounding. You've heard Jason Roberts talk about Build a Better Block early this year. Here we dive deeper.  Listen in.

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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Stuff to DO with Cityview, Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed

They are back with a big list of things to do from music to sports to music to funny people to music to sports. We're into it...can't you tell? Each week Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed from Cityview Magazine joins us for a fun look at Stuff to Do in the Metro. Sure we laugh a bunch...but hope you'll laugh with us. Thanks for coming by! 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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AARP Iowa with Jeremy Barewin

He is the Associate Director for AARP-Iowa and he's in to chat about some programs, fun and the serious part of outreach. Jeremy Barewin tells us about the urban/rural aspect.  AARP-Iowa not only spends time in urban areas of the state you can find them and their volunteers serving rural Iowa as well. Click through to learn more and maybe head to a ball game. 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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Stuff to DO with Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed from Cityview

Each week we try to give you a "heads up" on Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro with our lifetsyle contributor Jeff Pitts. And, this week he brought along Parker Reed a recent ISU graduate to help out. Click through and find out more what Cityview suggests you might do this weekend into next week. 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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Stuff to DO in the Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine

Each Thursday afternoon we bring in Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine to get you warmed up for the weekend. Stuff to DO this week includes music, sports, food, old stuff (Yes, Michael is here too) and so much more. It's when we just have a little fun because sometimes you just must. Click through and enjoy. Then, get out and get after it! 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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Out to Lunch with Todd Ashby Talking Transportation and Economic Development Pt. 2

In Part Two of our conversation wtih Todd Ashby about the Des Moines MPO we get into some questions about funding, trends in transportation, high-speed rail service and the next big thing for Central Iowa...our rivers. Click through as The Business News Hour goes Out to Lunch at the Original Jesse's Embers here on Ingersoll. 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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Stuff to DO in the Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview

We close out each business week by not talking about...business. Here, from Cityview Magazine is our arts and entertainment contributor Jeff Pitts. Stuff to Do in the Metro and he's got quite a list! 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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Black Girls Do Bike with Brandi Miller

We met Brandi Miller at a bicycle event at Bike World of West Des Moines and wanted to learn more about this interesting group of women and what they are all about. Listen as Brandi talks about "women of color" and bicycles, how she got involved and more. If you want to hook up with Black Girls Do Bike here is that link and yes, you can reach out to Brandi through their private Facebook Page

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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Business Secret: “Create a positive experience at every level.”

On this broadcast we have had any number of stories about creating a positive customer experience so great that consumers become infatuated with your product or service. Sounds good...but how do you go about making it real? Recently we were invited to attend a special event at Bike World of West Des Moines and sat for a few moments with Forrest Ridgway who has been in this business for four decades. His business continues to expand at a rapid rate, now numbering three locations in the Des Moines Metro, and outpacing many similar facilities across the nation. How does he do it? We also visited with Ben Gonnerman a manufacturers representative who works for a number of companies. We asked about Pearl Izumi and Shimano and the R&D that goes into taking products to market. 

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 Business of the Library - Julie Wells & Laura Sauser

Years ago, with the advent of the Internet, many thought it was the end of the public library. Many were wrong. Here we explore what the public library has become and the changes that has come about over the years. From the Urbandale Public Library we welcome library director Julie Wells and community outreach coordinator Laura Sauser. No matter where you live we think you'll find some similar changes in your community. 

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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