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The Harkin Institute with Joseph Jones

Senator Tom Harkin served in congress for a total of forty years. Ten in the House of Representatives and thirty as a United States Senator. During that time he amassed a great deal of public policy. Prior to his retirement in 2015 Sen. Harkin announced the creation of the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement. Today that organization, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Jones, engages in four core areas of public policy research and development.  The reason it exists is to inform, inspire and "catalyze change on issues of social justice, fairness and opportunity".  Meet Joseph Jones...

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 11 August 2021

A big THANK YOU to our friends at Gilroy's Kitchen, Pub & Patio where we produced the news headlines today. The reason? No internet at our studio. The crew here in West Des Moines, Iowa came to the rescue.  Thanks!  In the news:

  • The "Word of the Day is...Moderate;
  • So angry they are ditching Prime;
  • Big news about Kentucky and...Amazon;
  • Some new headlines about vaccinations;
  • A BIG Social Security COLA could be coming;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What? Even bias about working from home?

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

 

Dr. Glenn Hurst on Rural America

Several weeks ago I sat down to do an interview with Glenn Hurst, M.D. about rural economic development, rural health care and his new book, "Where Your Hands Are: Memoir of an Indivisible".  At the time of our conversation I did not know he would soon announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate from the State of Iowa. But...he has.  Meet Dr. Glenn Hurst: 

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

The Business News Headlines 27 July 2021

We saw it coming early this morning as Wall Street Futures indicated the markets were set for a loss. But, in the end, it wasn't as bad as it could have been.  Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Here's what we've got:

  • The U.S. population could...actually...shrink;
  • What jobs are going unfilled? Just about all of them;
  • Not enough servers and that hurts tips;
  • China, EV's and what's this about;
  • Intel led the markets down and why;
  • Microsoft reported earnings;
  • Apple reported earnings;
  • Alphabet reported earnings and so did Starbucks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The CDC changes direction on masks.

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 26 July 2021

Welcome back to a Monday and the final Monday of July...where did that month go...right?  The business news rolls on and here's what we've got for you today:

  • The shipping crisis gets worse;
  • New home sales tanked in June and why;
  • Your Costco Membership fee is about to go up;
  • Wait! What's NOW in short supply at Costco;
  • Careful what you write for business reviews;
  • Cigarettes to completely go away; 
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More "Work from Home" troubles. Who will win?

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Sandi Yoder and Susan Jellinger from the Iowa Jewish Historical Society as they explain why they have been busy gathering the history of the Iowa Jewish Community. It's a whole lot of history coupled with business as they share some interesting stories of what they've learned and why they are doing this project.  To listen, just click here. 

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

Recording the History of Iowa Jews

It's a major effort: "Collect the audio and video history of the Iowa Jewish Community so that these memories will live on for generations." You are about to meet Sandi Yoder the Director of the Iowa Jewish Historical Society and Susan Jellinger the audio/visual assistant who conducts these interviews. So, what is the business angle?  As people migrated into Iowa a great many Jews followed. First as town-to-town peddlers selling everything from cloth to pots and pans. As time went on they set down roots and opened shops and stores. They became bank presidents and insurance executives, doctors, lawyers and the working families that took part in creating what exists today. Click ahead and learn what these very interesting women are contributing to the State of Iowa one interview at a time. 

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

A Business Conversation with Congresswoman Cindy Axne

It's been some time since we've been able to do in person interviews and we were anxious to sit down with Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA) and talk about a host of business related issues from taxes to farming to child care to roads, bridges and even cyber-security.  It's a wide ranging conversation and we invite you to listen in.  There is so much going on outside of D.C. and you should know about it. If you are interested in more here is her campaign website

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

The Business News Headlines 4 December 2020

We're back to Friday and thanks for clicking in. It was a record day on Wall Street and you'll not believe why.  Also, follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What are investors thinking anyway;
  • McDonald's franchisees are not happy and why;
  • The Cheesecake Factory has to pay up;
  • The restaurant industry suffering yet again;
  • Working after retirement age? You are not alone;
  • Here's where the jobs are;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Movie theaters just got dumped on...big time.

Those stories plus, because it's Friday, Jeff Pitts is in from Cityview as we riff about a host of things going on in the Greater Des Moines Metro...and have some fun at the same time. From comedy at the Funnybone to drinking coffee, Irish whisky and what the heck is the matter with the West Des Moines streets...plus a shout out to Polk City and Kelsi Ziemann...why not, right? Click here to listen and have some fun already.

THe Business News Headlines 21 September 2020

This morning, before the sun came up, we knew it was going to be a rough day on Wall Street and, it was.  Welcome to the Monday edition of the business news headlines. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Retire? Not yet and working from home;
  • Climate Change and Amazon;
  • COVID19, Landlords & Renters;
  • Increased wealth among (some) Americans;
  • The Boeing 737 back in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Football and The Emmy's.

Plus for the interview you'll meet two folks who, just seven months ago, were making sure lunch was right, documents were printed and flights being arranged. Today Kim Greth and Ann Scott of Tero International are...Zoom Meeting Producers.  It's a great story and you can hear that right...here

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When a Loved One Passes - Income Tax Implications - Part Two

Here Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA offers Part Two of our conversation regarding income tax issues. You're just a click away from learning more about transfer designations, surviving spouse issues, no surviving spouse issues and his famous "Gotcha" segment. And, as promised here is a link to his talking points so you can stay in the loop. 

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