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Rural Economic Development Success Stories with Bill Menner

He spent eight years driving the roads of Iowa delivering ideas and money to rural communities through the USDA. Now, in his role as business owner of the Bill Menner Group, Bill Menner is still passionate about finding ways to make our rural communities more sustainable. Here we talk about some success stories and what is needed for any rural community to move forward. Bill also shares the top concerns of most rural communities in Iowa and the Midwest. We also spend some time on the upcoming Rural Economic Development Summit coming in April to Grinnell. 

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 Animal Rescue League - Dogs, Cats and Horses?

Perhaps one of the oldest and well known animal rescue operations in the Midwest is the Animal Rescue League of Des Moines. Here Executive Director Tom Colvin shares some history and some surprising things you may not know about ARL. We're talking about upcoming events, the Iowa Legislature and your next...horse. See told 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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Rekha Basu & Betty Andrews - MLK Celebration Awards

On Monday at the 29th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Des Moines where politicians such as Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg spoke of equality and opportunity, where young Emmet Phillips offered some stunning poems, where Izzah jB Knox spoke of current needs, where prayers were offered and music made; two people received recognition for their efforts. Rekha Basu from the Des Moines Register and Betty Andrews from the NAACP and I'll Make Me a World in Iowa spoke "truth to power" during the nearly two hour event. We had the opportunity to visit with both. What they said is worth repeating. 

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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Heather Ryan - Part Two - Democrat Running in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

Here, in Part Two of our conversation with Heather Ryan, we talk more about public policy including the rural economy, jobs, wages, health care and a host of other issues. 

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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Heather Ryan - Democrat Running in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

This year there are seven Democrats vying for the opportunity to represent Iowa in the Third Congressional District. While we don't "do politics" on the Business News Hour we think it's important to give each of these candidates voice up to the June Primary. Here, in Part One of her interview we introduce you to Heather Ryan. In Part Two we talk more about her policy ideas. Meet Heather Ryan...

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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Trellis Our Restaurant of the Week!

While it might be a cold winter you can warm up at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center with Trellis a creation from Lisa LaValle and her husband Michael. Here you can enjoy a menu that reflects Lisa's passion for fresh and local in a setting unlike anything else in the Des Moines Metro. With Lisa is Jake Miller the general manager for Port Of Des Moines the company behind Trellis, The Riverwalk Hub, Trellis Catering, J.A. White Riverboat and The River Center the newest event center in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Side note of history: The site of The River Center is the warehouse where Old Tavern Brewing Company, one of the oldest breweries in the Metro, once stood. Here is our conversation... 

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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Meet Eddie J. Mauro - Democrat Iowa’s Third Congressional District

While we usually do not "do politics" on the Business News Hour there has never been such a time when business and politics are so entwined. Currently there are seven individuals seeking the Democratic nomination to run for Congress in Iowa's Third Congressional District. We've made the decision to speak with each of them between now and the June Primary. Here, in the second part of our interview with Eddie J. Mauro, we talk about health care, taxes, the rural economy and more. Meet Eddie Mauro: 

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 National Farmers Union with Aaron Lehman

There is a high degree of probability that you have never heard of the National Farmers Union, an organization that was founded back in 1905...we're about to change that. Meet Aaron Lehman the president of the National Farmers Union of Iowa. Here Aaron explains what his organization does, who they represent and why family farming here and across the nation is critical to our economy. Farming...it's a difficult business. Learn more here, during our conversation. 

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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Homes 4 My Peeps with David Houston

This is a story about giving back to the community. David Houston founded Homes 4 My Peeps following his education in architecture. Homes 4 My Peeps is a non-profit that looks for sustainable ways to create living spaces for individuals, help with community gardens, sustainable agriculture and much more. And, this Saturday there is a special event with...food. It's a fundraiser so go to 2124 Grand Saturday between 5PM and 9PM.. We've got details in the broadcast. 

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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Women of Innovation with Mandy McWherter

Technology it is all around us in fact many would say that every business is really, when you dig down far enough, is a technology company. Here we visit with Mandy McWherter from the Technology Association of Iowa about that, broadband connectivity. economic development and a program called Women of Innovation that spotlights women and young girls in STEM. That event happens on Monday the 13th of November. 

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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