Insight On Business the News Hour

Insight on Business 30 September 2013

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is our broadcast about business in the Des Moines Metro. We're live on 1350-KRNT each day, Monday - Friday starting at 5PM for your drive home.or right here on your time.


In the first half hour, along with the top business news of the day we visited with the start-up White Willow Events. In studio with us was Kyra Jacobson and Taylor Thompson.  From bridal events to bar-mitzvah events they have it covered.

Then, following the Wall Street Journal Report, Stocks of Local Interest and the Ag Report we welcomed Leisa Fox from the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. We talked about education, manufacturing jobs and so much more. What can we do to deliver more to Iowa? Leisia Fox and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.

Should you want to catch the "back-story" of the News Hour you can join us on our Facebook Page.


Insight on Business 27 September 2013

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is heard live Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines, Iowa.  Each day we bring the the Metro the business news of the day along with stock reports, an agricultural report and interviews with business and community leaders. Our published podcasts contain the interviews.


On the News Hour broadcast today we had the Superintendent of the Des Moines Public Schools, Tom Ahart in to talk about reading and match scores, the graduation rate, No Child Left Behind, the barriers teachers often have and many more topics.  Tom Ahart in Studio.

We next visited with Carl Voss and Tim Lane of the Des Moines Bicycle Collective about an event going on this weekend called Open Streets and why you should be interested.

We wrapped up the interviews with a conversation with our friend Paul Yeager who you may know from Iowa Public Television but he is also the play-by-play voice of the Dowling Catholic Schools and games you can watch on the web.

If you have a story for us send it along IoBNewsroom at gmail dot com and our Twitter Feed is IoB_NewsHour.


Insight on Business 26 September 2013

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the business news broadcast for the Des Moines Metro. Today along with the business news (we cut most of the news from this podcast) we bring you interviews with business leaders and news-makers.  We start out with Michael Leo the food and beverage man for the Oktoberfest of Des Moines.  Michael owns the Strudl Haus. One word from Michael and you'll understand why he was chosen for this role.  Then we visit with Dan Nannan from Silverwings Productions about DSM Living the TV show and the magazine. We round out our interview portion of the News Hour with Adrian Lanser from the Urbandale firm of Independence Energy a new way to put bio-fuels to work for...growers.


Join us on Facebook for the back-story of IoB the News Hour and we monitor Twitter @IoB_NewsHour before, during and after the broadcast.  We're heard live M-F at 5PM Central on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines, Iowa. 


Insight on Business 25 September 2013

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is heard Monday - Friday live at 5PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines...or right here on your time.  Along with the business news of the day we offer interviews with news-makers and business people, telling the back-story of their efforts.  We've paired down the podcast to include only the interviews and not the news stories.


On this broadcast of the News Hour we visited with Bob Oliver of Bob Oliver Heating and Air Conditioning about marketing, the world of HVAC and carbon monoxide.  Great tips for any business or home owner.  Then we had Ron Haugen of Westside Auto Pros in to talk about converting your vehicle from gasoline to natural gas and the savings you can see at the pump.

In the third interview of the day we had start up VenueFox founders Andrea Hanson and Jerod Mollenhaur tell us what VenueFox is, how it works and what niche are they filling with their new business. We love bringing in start-ups to share their back-story.



Insight on Business 24 September 2013

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie airs live Monday - Friday on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines. On this podcast we share the daily interviews we do with news-makers and business people from across the Metro.

Today we visited with
Jason Olson from Duplication Media of Urbandale.  We also spoke with Jon Thompson from Evolve Des Moines about networking and Start-Up Drinks.  Later we welcomed Rick Davis to the studio and he had some nice things to say about the News Hour and about dreams.

And, today we welcomed a new sponsor the Iowa Computer Club, protection for your business computers 24/7/365. 

Speaking of computers here is our Facebook Page for some of the videos and back-story of the News Hour and we monitor IoB_NewsHour on Twitter.

Insight on Business 23 September 2013

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is heard Monday - Friday starting at 5PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines, Iowa. It is the only hour long business news broadcast in the region.  We focus on local news and interviews with business news-makers.  You can follow us on Facebook or on Twitter.  Today, along with the local business news we had these interviews:


We spoke with Mark Pierce the stadium announcer for the Iowa Cubs and newly tapped arena announcer for the Iowa Wild hockey team.  Good stuff from Mark. Then we visited with Scott Casber the arena voice of the Iowa Barnstormers and the Iowa Energy.  He is also Mr.Wrestling and we talked about the recent Olympic decision regarding the sport.

In the second half hour Tim Clark from the Amish Haus was in to talk about small business tips and his experience of opening a business during the recession.   Loads of stuff from Tim...

We cut out the news of the day...because that was...yesterday.  Thank you for listening and if you have a business news story for us send it along to IoBNewsroom@gmail.com.


Insight on Business Interviews 20 September 2013

We're Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie heard live each weekday starting at 5PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines, Iowa. After the broadcast we share our business and news-maker interviews with you on this podcast.


On this broadcast we heard from Kristian Day a film-maker from Iowa who spent some time sharing the back-story of film making in Iowa, the Templeton Rye film and his latest project opening up the Orpheum Theater in Fairfield. Lot's of fun stuff in this interview.  Enjoy!

The next half hour we welcomed Trisha Trixie Iowa's Vintage Fashionista and Retro Model along with Kim Pfannebecker from the Junior League of Des Moines to talk up the fashion show scheduled for October 13 that features...aprons.  We had a great time talking about pin-up models, fashions and the Junior League.  Join in.

Insight on Business the News Hour has a Facebook Page so you can see the photos and the videos we do so you can enjoy the back story of the broadcast. And, here is our Twitter Feed @IoB_NewsHour

Insight on Business Interviews 19 September 2013

We think we have this figured out!  We have been posting the entire News Hour and realize that often the news we are sharing in the Podcast is "yesterday's news" so we've eliminated much of the news content and bring you the interview portions of the broadcast.  It takes us awhile...


The first interview is with Jonnie Wright from The UnSecret Shopper on the BuyOSphere. He shares some great retail tips for owners and managers on customer service, how to build a great staff and how to make sure they are treating consumers correctly.  Ways to make sure your customer stays with you in the first interview with our friend Jonnie Wright.

The second interview is with our friend Rush Nigut a business attorney with the Brick Gentry firm specializing in franchise law.  We talk about owning a franchise and some common pitfalls. We also discuss business blogging, Rush on Business and the Iowa Sports Spotlight.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is heard Monday - Friday starting at 5PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines, Iowa. We monitor Twitter @IoB_NewsHour before during and after the broadcast.  For the photos, videos and more visit our Facebook Page.

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Insight on Business - News/Interviews 18 Sept. 2013

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is heard live Monday - Friday on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines, Iowa.  But we know you want to listen on your time as well...so here you go.

Today along with business news from Des Moines, West Des Moines, Urbandale, Ankeny and a host of other Metro Communities we heard from Ben McDougal of Drake Homes about his methods of marketing, what is unique about Drake Homes, what tools he uses and the Des Moines housing trends. In the second half hour Dr. Jeffery Stickel, a well known Chiropractor was in to talk about Chiropractic Medicine, his business, the Ingersoll Neighborhood and sports medicine.  News you can use.

Those interviews and the business news of Des Moines and some tips for planning your social calendar this week...thanks for coming by.

Insight on Business 17 September 2013

Insight on Business the News Hour is heard Monday - Friday live at 1350-KRNT in Des Moines, Iowa...on our time.  This is the podcast from 17 September 2013 with Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa about older workers.  And we've got Rick Davis in from Rick Davis Loans to talk about how a college student can get out of renting and into owning.

Those two interviews along with the business and economic news of the Des Moines Metro.