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The Iowa Unity Coalition with Founder Mitch Henry

Not long ago a group of people in Iowa decided they wanted to form a group that would be non-partisan but would support "diverse and progressive candidates. The Iowa Unity Coalition was born. Here you'll meet Mitch Henry the Chair of the group that is now in some 47 counties and has supported a number of candidates with financial contributions and help win about 70% of the races they support. Who are they and what do they do? Asked and answered 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.

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.

Out to Lunch with Admiral Mike Franken - Politics & Business

The last time we did "Out to Lunch" with a thought leader was March of 2020. COVID came and took us out until we recently revived the event. This segment features Admiral Mike Franken who is seeking to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. Here we talk about a host of issues both business and political. It's a deep dive into what makes Admiral Franken tick and we think you'll learn much about the man, his global experience and his ability to articulate what he sees as critical for moving Iowa and the United States forward. 

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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 for 13 January 2022

It was a busy news day and one that did not favor Wall Street. And, once you finish listening to what we've got for you today make sure you listen to the conversation about Electric Vehicles with the founder and hosts of Roadworthy Drive, Ken Chester. Some amazing facts and predictions await you.  Let's go!

  • Yep, you are pretty much on your own;
  • Stocks sank due to a number of issues;
  • Let's talk chicken and a old/new Popeye's deal;
  • Let's talk non-chicken and KFC;
  • Ford stock was up a bunch today and why;
  • The new unemployment numbers are out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The restaurant ended tipping and pays $25 an hour.

Now for the interview:  My guest is Ken Chester the founder and host of Roadworthy Drive heard on radio stations nationwide and also in podcast form. Ken does a deep dive into the EV market and shares some remarkable facts and predictions. Well worth your time. 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.

 

The World of Electric Vehicles with Ken Chester of Roadworthy Drive

Hang on because this is an amazing conversation about electric vehicles and why automakers the world over are pouring billions into everything from battery production to chip production to motors that make internal combustion engines a relic. My guest is Ken Chester the founder and host of Roadworthy Drive heard on radio stations nationwide and also in podcast form. Ken does a deep dive into the EV market and shares some remarkable facts and predictions. Well worth your time.

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 10 January 2022

Welcome back to another week of the business news headlines and stick around and click through for an interesting conversation about the world of print magazines. Think print is dead?  Not so fast. But, first the news and this is what we've got for you:

  • Two words troubled Wall Street;
  • Billions being spent to enlarge ports;
  • He says he uses a Tesla to mine for crypto;
  • Who's winning? Hybrids or EV's? We'll tell;
  • Some really HOT & SPICY food news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The IRS has just warned us...

How many news stories have you heard or seen that tells us print is dying...or is dead? Plenty...right? But there are outliers especially if that print publication has a niche that consumers want. That is the story behind Little Village a magazine that's been around for twenty years in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Iowa area and is now expanding into the Des Moines market. With me is publisher Genevieve Trainor and advertiser/entrepreneur Mike Draper from RayGun. 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.

The Little Village Story with Genevieve Trainor and Mike Draper

How many news stories have you heard or seen that tells us print is dying...or is dead? Plenty...right? But there are outliers especially if that print publication has a niche that consumers want. That is the story behind Little Village a magazine that's been around for twenty years in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Iowa area and is now expanding into the Des Moines market. With me is publisher Genevieve Trainor and advertiser/entrepreneur Mike Draper from RayGun. Enjoy!

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 4 January 2021

Thanks for joining us for the business news headlines and stick around for a special two-part interview about the changing world of broadcasting. My guest is Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL, based in Waterloo, Iowa. It's really an amazing behind the scenes look at how the media, be it print or broadcasting, has had to adjust their methods of sharing the news.  But, first, here's what we've got for you today:

  • A stunning number of Americans quit their jobs;
  • Manufacturing in the U.S. has slowed down;
  • The new Omicron numbers are sobering;
  • But, the Blue Chips soared today;
  • Ford announces production changes for the F-150 Lightning;
  • Whoa, what? Meatless KFC chicken?
  • 4 at Google get massive pay increases. The rest?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • WeWork CEO getting into the apartment game.

Those stories and a two-part conversation about the media business, knowing your customers, changing delivery methods and all that entails. My guest is Jeff Stein from News/Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa but heard in multiple Midwestern states as the sun goes down.  Here is Part One of that conversation and here is Part Two. Enjoy!

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 World of Broadcasting with Jeff Stein - Part One

So much has changed over the past decade when it comes to broadcasting. Here Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL sits with us to explain those changes. How audiences habits have been altered and how broadcasters today find ways to reach them. It's a great "insiders look" at how the media, be it print or electronic, has had to find new avenues to get the message out. Enjoy!

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 World of Broadcasting in 2022 with Jeff Stein - Part Two

This is Part Two of our conversation with Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL We kick this segment off talking about "translators" and, no, they are not working at the United Nations. This is about an "FM Translator" for an AM radio station. Why would that be necessary. We also talk about the many ways broadcasters need to be able to present their content. The list gets...long in this changing world of broadcasting.

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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