Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business of the Iowa ACLU

Here we have an in depth conversation with Mark Stringer the Executive Director of the ACLU-Iowa Branch. We talk about where he came from, the commitment to upholding the Constitutional Rights of individuals, how they are funded and why there are some who consider the ACLU to be the enemy. It's a great conversation and we hope you'll listen in. 

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 Iowa State Education Association - What It Means for Iowa

Over the next two months each school teacher (union and non-union) in Iowa will be forced to make a choice for their future and the future of education in Iowa. Tammy Warow is the President of the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) and here, in this extended interview, we talk about the history of the ISEA, Chapter 20 and how it came to be and then discuss what the Iowa Legislature did, or is trying to do, to cripple the ability of teachers in Iowa to collectively bargin with their school boards. "We are in a fight for this profession." Serious words for serious times... 

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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Des Moines Public Schools School Board Conversation Wrap

Here we end our special program about the Des Moines Public Schools School Board Election scheduled for 12 September and our conversation with Louisa Dykstra and Rob Barron. Included here are the final comments from the candidates. 

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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Des Moines Public Schools School Board Conversation Round Two

Here we continue our conversation with Rob Barron and Louisa Dykstra and talk about education and business, options outside of a four-year degree and how the Des Moines Public Schools can be assistive in that effort. 

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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Labor Day and Labor Unions with Charlie Wishman

Before you head off to enjoy a cold one on the boat or a picnic in the park we thought a history lesson about Labor Day might be in order. And, what about that new poll that says a vast majority of Americans think unions might be the answer to a shrinking middle class? Here Charlie Wishman of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL/CIO talks history and more about the "attack on the workers of Iowa" and a new law that says "not voting" is considered a "no vote". We know...you've got to 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 ACLU Iowa Legislative Report Card

When we received the press release that the American Civil Liberties Union - Iowa Chapter had released a "Legislative Report Card" we wanted to learn more.  Our guest is Cristina Kineslla who was kind enough to come in and talk about what are civil liberties and how citizens can use the report card to engage their Iowa Legislators. Here is that discussion: 


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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Desmund Adams Makes History

Former IOB business and leadership contributor Desmund Adams announced his candidacy for Congress. We thought you might like to hear some of what he had to say during his announcement. From wages to family values. 



Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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The Business of Political Advertising with Jeff Stein

Now that the Mid-Term Elections are a memory, and the airwaves are quiet, we wanted to sit down with another broadcaster and talk about the business of politics and broadcasting. Jeff Stein is the Executive Director of the Iowa Broadcast News Association who was kind enough to join in the discussion with his thoughts and answer our questions and observations.  Here is that conversation:


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines and is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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Nuns on the Bus in Des Moines

On the Business News Hour we don't do politics unless it's something that revolves around the economy, jobs and business. This interview with Sister Simone Campbell of Nuns on the Bus covers all three areas. The Nuns kicked off a voter registration drive into several states from Des Moines and had with them Vice President Joe Biden.  We asked Sister Simone how that came to be and many other questions. Here is our conversation:


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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Insight on Business 21 October 2013

Insight on Business the News Hour is heard local and live each day between 5PM and 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  But, we know you can't always listen on our time so we've created this podcast so you can listen on your time.  We leave out the news but include the interviews.


In this broadcast we visit with Rich Eychaner of Eichaner Properties and the founder of the Eychaner Foundation which promotes tolerance and non-discrimination.  We spent some time talking about the 149 scholarships the foundation has given out as well as the special screening of Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine which takes place on Wednesday evening.  Big things happening and we were grateful that Rich could find some time to be with us.

In the Second half-hour we visited with Martha Willits about the Polk County Courthouse Proposal. This $81 million proposal to re-build and re-purpose the 106 year old courthouse goes before the voters on November 5th. Sound reasoning from Martha.

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