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Business News Highlights from 16 April 2018

Syria…what Syria? The shocking story of the arrest of two men who were waiting for another person at a Starbucks gives us yet another glimpse of being Black in America. After a 60 Minutes piece an airline stock tumbles. Today it was T-Mobile that got caught and agreed to pay a 40 million dollar fine.   Target shoppers are ticked off…robots to the rescue…we’ll check out the markets and a conversation with the third of the three candidates vying to run against Rep. David Young (R-IA) this November…Pete D’Alessandro and then Laura Kinnard joins us!

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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Building a Better Block with Jason Roberts

How we move from place to place and how we use existing structures to build community is what Better Block is all about. Recently Jason Roberts the founder of The Better Block was in Iowa where he presented ideas that can help re-shape rural and urban communities into destinations. This is truly good stuff...and well worth your time. Meet Jason Roberts! 

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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Voices from Jefferson, Iowa

The Business News Hour hit the road and traveled to Jefferson, Iowa where on the invitation of John Brunow the owner of All Ability Cycles. Once there we talked with Mike Palmer the Jefferson City Administrator, Sam Harding businessman and school board member, Tori Riley who has created an online news source, Green County News Online for the area and Travis Dvorak from Wild Rose Casino. What's going on with business in a small town of Iowa, employment numbers, school bond issue...lots to talk about. 

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 Inclusive Cultural University - ICU with Jon and Del Marion

Meet the father/son team of Del and Jon Marion and the Inclusive Cultural University (ICU) where they believe that respect and direction and training can help us bridge gaps in our society. Jon has been working on the idea for several years and recently launched ICU and started recruiting agents of change. Already they have made connections with the NBA, NFL. local and regional public schools and colleges. This very well be something to watch. Meet Del and Jon in our Small Business Spotlight...

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 Pete D’Alessandro - Iowa’s Third Congressional District Part One

In this first of two parts we introduce you to Pete D'Alessandro one of six Democrats seeking the nomination to run in Iowa's Third Congressional District. Here Pet talks about his motivation, family and background. Here is his website and on Twitter it's @PeteForIowa. In Part Two we'll focus on some key policy issues. Meet...Pete! 

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 Pete D’Alessandro - Iowa’s Third Congressional District Part Two

In this second part of our conversation with Democratic hopeful Pete D'Alessandro we dive into policy issues starting with health care. Pete has some strong feelings about that and a number of other issues including taxes, business and more. Listen in. And, to connect with Pete here is his Website and his Twitter Handle is @PeteForIowa

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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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) - Who Pays?

Recently we were at the Iowa State Capital and ran into a group of EMS providers who were ther lobbying for...funding. We met Mark McCullough the president of the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association who shared with us the harrowing tale of funding, or lack of funding. Many of us think Emergency Medical Services are part of the local fire department...not so. Couple that with inadequate funding, wrestling with insurance companies, Medicaid reimbursement levels and an aging corps of workers...we've got issues. Here is that story.

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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Greenfield for Congress - Meet Theresa Part One

Here we introduce you to Theresa Greenfield who is one of six individuals seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in Iowas Third Congressional District. Here you will learn more about her life, her family and why she made the decision to run for Congress. If you would like to visit her website here is Greenfield for Congress

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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Theresa Greenfield - Iowa’s Third Congressional District Part Two

With us for the hour is Theresa Greenfield who in Part One we learned more about her and her family and why she made the decision to run for the U.S. House to represent Iowas Third Congressional District. Here we dive into some policy issues from gun control to health to economics. Should you want to visit her website here is the link to Greenfield for Congress

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 Cindy Axne - For Congress Iowa’s Third Congressional District

Our continuing series of profiling each of the Democratic Candidates seeking the nomination to run for Iowa's Third District Congressional seat. Here we introduce you to Cindy Axne learning about her background and why she is running for public office. To connect with Cindy and her campaign, here is a link to her website. Here is Part One.

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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