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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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The Iowa Power Farming Show - Economic Impact and More

For well over 100 years the Iowa Power Farming Show has been a major driver of technology and innovation for agriculture. Listed as the third largest indoor farm show in the nation the Iowa Power Farming Show is a production of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (INEDA). With us to talk about the event and give us a glimpse of what to expect is Andy Goodman the president of the INEDA. Even if you are not "into" farming you'll learn much here. 

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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Prairie Crest Capital - A Venture Capital Story

Given the fact that we talk to startups each week it's an interesting twist to visit about a startup venture capital group.  Meet Mark White and Barry Adams of Prairie Crest Capital who, not only, have decades of experience in investments but also have a passion to find and fund emerging businesses in the agriculture and technology fields. What better place in the Midwest than...Iowa. Listen in to their story...

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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Mobility, Economics and the Greater Des Moines Metro

Our guest is David Fields of Nelson-Nygaard of San Francisco who was in the Des Moines Metro to share some thoughts and ideas about the future of mobility in our city and tackle some rural issues that revolve around vehicles, parking and more. Are we moving away from a "car centric" way of life? What about traffic and traffic patterns? What is the future of our suburbs and the downtown areas? In the end the conversation is all about the economic reality of the trends we're seeing in mobility, accessability and sustainability and how they impact our future. Some stunning options to consider. enjoy. 

 

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.

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Iowa Rivers Revival - The Economic Impact

There are over 70,000 miles of waterways in the State of Iowa and the Iowa rivers Revival sees millions of dollars worth of economic development if only... Our guest is Molly Hanson the Executive Director of the non-profit that encourages citizens, lawmakers and businesses to take a good look at how rivers can once again become a focal point for so many Iowa communities. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Rural Economic Development - An Iowa Report Card

Our guest is Bill Menner who has just a few months left in his appointment as the Director of Rural Development for Iowa from the United States Department of Agriculture. Here we talk about the impact USDA has on everything from housing to hospitals and the billions of dollars that has gone to bolster Rural Iowa. We think you'll find this fascinating. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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