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Out to Lunch - Quick Bites with Admiral Mike Franken

This is Out to Lunch - Quick Bites. Every guest we take out to lunch gets the same three questions: 1) Most impactful book; 2) Most impactful movie and "If you were not doing what you are doing for your job/career what would you love to do?" Three questions in rapid fire and our guest is Admiral Mike Franken who is seeking to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. Here we get warmed up for the big event and his answers may surprise you. Out to Lunch today hosted by our friends at Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio.  Let's go! 

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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.

Rewind - Consumers and Emotional Connections with Gabor George Burt

Several years ago we sat down with author and lecturer Gabor George Burt to chat it up about his book Slingshot and how businesses can get consumers emotionally attached to their product and service. While all of this deals with building solid relationships and sounds easy...there is a method. This piece aired this past Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL in case you missed it.  Step into our Way-Back Machine for this conversation: 

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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 18 November 2021

Yes, it is...Friday Eve and welcome to the business news headlines for Thursday the 18th day of November.  And, stick around for the interview with author Rachelle Chase about the once equality centered town of Buxton, Iowa.  But, first the news:

  • U.S. Consumers seem...resilient;
  • Unemployment numbers fall again;
  • Could the "chip troubles" be over soon?
  • President Biden's approval numbers sink;
  • KFC has some bad numbers too;
  • Another job walk out and why;
  • UAW workers end their strike against Deere;
  • CVS Pharmacy closing stores and why;
  • Will there be a "Fed Chair Shuffle"?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Apple adjusts, again, the return to the office.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet author Rachelle Chase who has written the remarkable books about Buxton, Iowa...called the "Black Utopia" To hear that conversation 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.

 

Living in Harmony - Meet Author Rachelle Chase

This is both a story about history and also hope. Here you'll meet author Rachelle Chase who has written two books about the racially diverse community of Buxton, Iowa. A community that was started by "Corporate America" yet the citizens, both black and white, lived in harmony. The amazing thing is Buxton dates back to 1900 in a time when discrimination and inequality were the order of the day. You'll also learn more about her non-profit Uniting Through History. Meet Rachelle and her story:

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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 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! 

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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. 

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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.

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