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The Business News Headlines 15 October 2021

We ended the week on an upswing and we found out something about American consumers...you are back to spending money.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Consumers opened their wallets in September;
  • The Social Security COLA is nice but, there is a but;
  • United Airlines & Unvaccinated Workers in the news;
  • A Boeing test pilot is in big trouble;
  • Are cashless sales a form of discrimination;
  • Stealing textbooks for cash?  Yep;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So you hate QR Codes huh?

Those stories PLUS the Friday Fun portion of the program.  For many of us it's the end of the work week so who to better join us for this hyper-local look at Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro than Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Join the "Friday Fun" as we riff about comedy shows we can not share the name of, the Latino Ballet, spooky stuff going on at Blank Park Zoo and other places.  Hey, it's Friday and you deserve a break from the heavy news.  Listen to that right 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.

Stuff to DO with Jeff Pitts and Cityview

Each Friday we get Hyper-Local and chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine.  He knows what to do because he is...Cityview!  Along with riffing about events, and music, and festivals, sports and other stuff. And, yes, we often take a "side trip" into various topics. Michael goes on a rant about the new names of cars and SUV's. We chat it up about author Beth Hoffman and her book Bet the Farm and more. Hey, it's Friday...have some fun already! 

Thanks for listening! 

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 6 October 2021

The Dow Jones Industrial Average had an interesting day. It made a 520 U-Turn. It was something to see and we'll share with you what the heck happened.  Here's what we've got:

  • McConnell, Stocks, Debt;
  • Job Numbers from ADP are out;
  • One premium car company is doing well;
  • First Walmart now Target: BNPL;
  • Ah, wait...who bankrolled One America News?
  • Denim is back says Levi;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A disturbing trend among...men.

Thanks for listening! 

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 Okoboji Writers Retreat - Reflections and Looking Forward

In the summer of 2021 writer, journalist, air personality and business leader, Julie Gammack called me to say she was putting on something called the Okoboji Writers Retreat (OWR).  She asked if I might be interested, we did a segment about what was planned and I ended up going. Here she reflects on what went on, the response, and some highlights and then offers us a peak into OWR-2022.  While her husband, Richard Gilbert, cooked up breakfast Julie and I had a chat: 

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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 23 September 2021

Day two of the rebound on Wall Street but that's not the only big story from today and, make sure you stick around for an interesting conversation featuring author Beth Hoffman and her remarkable journey from the East and West Coasts...to a tiny town in Iowa.  But, first the news:

  • Amazon, AI Cameras and Unhappy Drivers;
  • Texas, Israel and Ben & Jerry's Ice Crème;
  • More retail concerns for the holidays;
  • Chips...we're talking chips again;
  • No shortage of unemployed workers...new numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The "Snowbirds" are once again headed south.

For the interview you'll meet educator, reporter, farmer and now author Beth Hoffman and the story of her remarkable journey. And her new book "Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America".

We think you'll enjoy our conversation and to listen...click here.

Thanks for coming by!

 

 

Talking ”Bet the Farm” with Author/Farmer Beth Hoffman

While at the Okoboji Writers Retreat in September I met Beth Hoffman a woman with an interesting history. Think Queens, Long Island, Jersey, Berkley, California the University of California, San Francisco a stint reporting for NPR...and now a farmer on a beef ranch in Iowa. She's just published a book "Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America". We sat down to talk about her journey and her life now as the wife of a chef/butcher and 5th generation farmer John Hogeland near the tiny town of Lovilia (pop. 583). Here is her story. 

Thanks for listening! 

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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

It's the one day of the week we get Hyper-Local. Welcome to the Friday Edition with Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine where we chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  

On tap today we're talking the opening of Cabaret at the Des Moines Playhouse the Grand Re-Opening of Noce...think some of the best live music in the city. Of course the Downtown Farmers Market gets a shout out. A little football talk, think Iowa vs. Iowa State and it is a big deal. Meanwhile in Ottumwa the Cracktastic Plastic Event...you like comics...this is your deal. Alan Jackson is in town. The Central Library Book Sale is a happening thing. Hoyt Sherman Place has the Robert Cray Band. Valley Junction and their farmers market is a happening thing. Wilco and Trampled by Turtles at the Water Works Park on Thursday.  Did we mention the Knoxville Raceway?  Yes we did! Now get out there and have some fun...you deserve it! 

Thanks for being here!

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 August 2021

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines and we kick things off today with some job numbers...like the job numbers that didn't...happen. Let's go:

  • Job numbers disappoint big time;
  • Tyson Foods to workers, "Get vaccinated!";
  • That was an abrupt exit at Lockheed;
  • Airless...tires?  Yep;
  • GM, Recalls & Money;
  • Google fires 80 workers and why;
  • Mexico is suing over...guns;
  • Honeywell, Air Filters & COVID;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Target taking a page out of Walmart on this.

For the interview you'll meet Trisha Trixie who is not only an accomplished author and fashionista but also a former "Pin Up Girl" turned modern day hippie. But that's not all the story. She is on an amazing journey...and we invite you to learn more. To listen, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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 Journey of Trisha Trixie

It's been a long time since I sat down with Trisha Trixie. She is making a trip through the Midwest connecting with friends and family as she faces the future. Trisha, always out going and always amazing visits with me about her career as a "Fashionista", a "Pin Up Girl" with a 1940's look, her work in Denver, how and why she became a modern day hippie, the author of the book, "Falling Into Fabulous - A Phoenix Rising" and the book she hopes to complete. Did I mention she is also dealing with end stage cancer? Join us for this amazing conversation. 

Thanks for listening! 

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.

Navigating Difficult Work Conversations with Tero International

It seems to be "top of mind" awareness...those difficult work conversations when it comes to issues such as race, politics, religion and really any topic that might make folks feel uncomfortable. They happen at home and in social settings but, when they happen at work it can be like a minefield. Here Liz Cooney the Director of Training at Tero International talks about how to talk about those issues, what to do and not do when they come up and more. Plus she references the book, "We Can't Talk About That At Work" by Mary Frances-Winters. Here's Liz...

Thanks for listening! 

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.

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