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Radio Stories with Jeff Stein

Perhaps the best dressed man in all of radio our guest is Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for KXEL-AM Radio in Waterloo, Iowa and the Executive Director of the Iowa Broadcast News Association. Jeff was in town for the Iowa Broadcasters Association (IBA) annual meeting. Here we talk about corporate radio, why local radio wins, offer up some congratulations to IBA award winners and...well, just talk about the back-story of why radio remains a dominant force in the face of so many other choices.

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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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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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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The Back-Story of Water with Iowa Soft Water

We take lots of things for granted and water is one of them. However with all the conversation about water quality and quantity maybe we should start thinking, "What's in my water?" Here we talk about stuff in the water like nitrates, lead, how many 'grains hard' local water/rural water might be and more with Aaron from Iowa Soft Water. Thanks for the update!

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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Urbandale Goes to Washington with Bob Andeweg

He is a veteran of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Washington D.C. Fly-In...meet the Mayor of the City of Urbandale Bob Andeweg. On the annual 72 hour trip at least twenty times Mayor Andeweg reflects on the impact these face-to-face events have had on his community and we talk about challenges and rewards of being one of the Metro's fastest growing cities. 

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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Saving Communities One Town at a Time

Many smaller towns have trouble identifying their strengths and how to build on them. Enter Deb Brown and Becky McCray from SaveYour.Town. Here Deb talks about how they work to build on what already exists in Small Town America and defeat the "Committee of Negativity".  We also touch on jobs, immigration reform and more. Oh, and yes, she travels...

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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Justin Rogers and Kelly Sharp - Iowa Images and Heart of Iowa

With us in studio is our friend Justin Rogers from HTML Marketing and Rogers Photography and Kelly Sharp the owner of Heart of Iowa and the publisher of the new book, "Images from the Heart of Iowa". We've watched Justin mature and grow in his ability to take stunning photos of everything from landscape shots to urban photos to animals and now you can own a sampling. "Images from the Heart of Iowa" is available at the Valley Junction shop, online and dealer are encouraged to make a connection.  Here is our conversation:

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 5:05pm 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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One Eleven Public House - Restaurant of the Week

This is a great story of running after your dream job. Our Restaurant of the Week is One Eleven Public House on Main Street in Knoxville, Iowa. Yep, we love to travel a bit and it seems so too do you! Meet Mindi Sudman who, with her partner, worked for months to get the old building ready for business. Even though she doesn't yet have a sign out front that has not kept people from finding her and enjoying fine American food and craft cocktails. Learn the back-story about One Eleven Public House and then...go!

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 5:05pm 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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Water, Politics, Business - Des Moines Water Works

We've been doing the Business News Hour for a long time. Each weekday for nearly four years we've reported on the business news of the nation, region and the Greater Des Moines Metro. During that time we have watched the convergence of business and politics and that has changed the conversation. This interview is an example of that. Bill Stowe, the CEO of the Des Moines Water Works has been described as "The most hated man in Iowa" and as a "Moses standing up for the people against special interests". According to the Des Moines Water Works the Iowa Legislature, in a purely political move, is seeking to dismantle the Des Moines Water Works yet over 68% of the people served wish to preserve the business...and in the end it is a business. We talk about that, the drainage district lawsuit, polluted water, Flint, Michigan and more in this extended interview.

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 5:05pm 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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