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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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Jack Lashier On the Iowa Hall of Pride and Next Steps

The Business News Hour has hosted Jack Lashier the director of the Iowa Hall of Pride several times over the past three plus years and he's always so positive. Each time Jack shares some great stories about his passion and what he calls his "lifes work". Today we talked about some of his favorite experiences as winds down his work there. But, he's not "toast" just yet. Jack has plans beyond the Hall of Pride and he shares them with us...and you.

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, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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Startup Story - AgriSync with Casey Niemann

Each month Mike Colwell from Square One DSM hosts something called Startup Stories where he brings interesting individuals to a gathering at the Greater Des Moines Partnership and allows for his guest to share their business story and the audiance gets to ask questions. This month Casey Niemann the founder of AgriSync is the featured guest. Learn how this startup a mobile application that connects farmers to trusted advisors who can assist with questions from machinery to technology. And, it's all from Iowa.

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, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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 Book - No Surrender by Jack Hatch

Even thought I've known him for years I start this interview with former Iowa State Senator Jack Hatch with the admission I didn't realize the depth of his life-long involvement in progressive causes. We move from that into a conversation about his new book, No Surrender - Building a Progressive Agenda for Iowa with the Five Securities. In it Sen. Hatch not only points out the major problems within the Democratic Party, he also lists ways in which his party can reclaim the populist agenda. Something, he says, his party has drifted from. Have a listen...

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, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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HoQ Our Restaurant of the Week!

Meet Suman Hoque a native of Bangladesh who is the chef and owner of HoQ, our Restaurant of the Week. Suman shares his "Farm to Table" concept, how he found that to be so appealing and why his Des Moines East Village eatery changes up its menu every few weeks. HoQ - "Local Farms - Global Flavor"!

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, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. 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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