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Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each week I get to visit with Jeff Pitts who is the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine and we chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Hey, it's Friday and we often go off the rails.  Today we'll visit about The Des Moines Art Center, Funerals, the Des Moines Bucs are moving to Wells Fargo Arena for some hockey tonight. Hey the Roller Skating Club is meeting...didn't know did you?  Some Iowa State Football is on this weekend.  A bunch of Halloween Events.  Have a listen!

The Business News Headlines for 19 October 2020

Welcome back to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Here is what we've got cooked up for you today and, remember, you can always join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go:

  • As stimulus talks dim...so too does Wall Street;
  • States where folks can't pay the rent;
  • Tesla is on a roll...no, really;
  • Junk Bonds and Dave and Busters;
  • Getting creative with empty malls;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Digital Skills, HBCU's and Google.;
  • Target getting into gifting...again.

Thanks for listening! 

Sequel Architecture in The Small Business Spotlight

We love telling the stories of entrepreneurs and when they launch a new business in the middle of a pandemic...it really becomes special. Meet Steve Wilke-Shapiro who recently launched Sequel Architecture a full service design firm doing business across Iowa. Listen to the thoughtful way Steve approaches each project, some tips on hiring an architect, the story of a 173 year-old building and more.  Meet Steve...in our Small Business Spotlight

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts 9 October 2020

By now you know what happens each Friday...some fun times with Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine. Here we're talking about some cool stuff going down in the Metro this weekend into next week.  Stuff like:

  • Justin Jarrell at XKB Tonight!
  • Weekend Comedy at the Des Moines Playhouse;
  • What? A Victorian Funeral at Living History Farms;
  • Grandview has "Stripper";
  • Our friends at Sleepy Hollow gonna scare you;
  • Slaugherhouse ya know.
  • The DSM Public Library is OPEN!!
  • The Blank Park Zoo and Night Eyes...a bit different this year.

And, along the way we'll offer some commentary on stuff that may, or may not, have anything to do with what we're helping to promote.  It's what we do on Friday.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 6 October 2020

Amid a backdrop of hope today what the president did and what Fed Chair Jerome Powell said was enough to sink the markets.  Here's what we've got for you on this 6th day of October:

  • Stop the stimulus talks and...
  • Fed Chair also talks stimulus and what happens if none;
  • How some movie theaters are luring back families;
  • Oh...the Trade Deficit...yep, there is that;
  • Ikea is launching a second hand store;
  • Some rough going for General Electric;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • And the Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to....

Those stories PLUS a conversation with Suzanne Hull the founder of the ChristKindle Market of Des Moines. I know, we're not yet over Halloween but, come on, we all could use a little Christmas right now...right.  Listen to that conversation here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine stops by to chat about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week and then we often get off on something...very different. Hey, it's Friday and here are some of the things on tap:

  • Tonight you can "Tee Hee" at Tee Hee;
  • Slaughter Hours is open...if you dare;
  • Jester Park and Iowa Ghosts;
  • The Blank Park Zoo is having a celebration;
  • FLEA MARKET but no Gun Show at the Fairgrounds;
  • Wolly's havin' a band;
  • Tom McDonald and Ghost Stories at Vaudeville Mews
  • Central College and "Doubt"
  • Food Truck Thursday;
  • Chad Hitsman and Knives;
  • Valley Junction stuff.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 29 September 2020

Back...and grateful to be here.  Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines and here's what we've got for you today:

  • The markets took a dive today and we'll share why;
  • Apartment construction is on the ropes;
  • Restaurants face an uncertain future;
  • Yet, consumer confidence is up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Over 40 and looking for a job?  Good luck.

Those stories and a conversation with Dr. Ainissa Ramirez a scientist and a story-teller. You will plotz when you hear about her new book The Alchemy of Us. The way she weaves the discovery of things we use every day along with the history of the creators is...amazing. We were grateful to welcome her back.  CLICK HERE to listen. 

The Alchemy of Us with Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

When her book came out a couple of months ago I wrote down that we must have her back and here we are. Dr. Ainissa Ramirez is first a scientist and yet she is also an effective story-teller. The book is The Alchemy of Us - How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another but FULL STOPP...if you are thinking, "Great a book about science...pass." don't! This is both science and history and stories about people you have heard about and others that have passed into oblivion. But each has left a mark on how you and I go about our daily life...  Meet Dr. Ramirez: 

Stuff to DO with Cityview & Jeff Pitts

Pack up all your cares and get into Stuff to DO with Cityview and its managing editor, Jeff Pitts. Here we'll talk about Eat Week going on in West Des Moines. The Nadas and their show. Next month in Cityview it's the "70 Wonders of Des Moines". There is a Wedding Show going on this weekend a big play in Pella and oldtime baseball at Living History Farms.  So much to do...enjoy! 

29th State Apparel in the Small Business Spotlight

It's amazing what you can find just by listening. A couple of weeks ago I was making some calls from the office and stumbled on the mother of Kylie Kolz one half of something called 29th State Apparel. Kylie, along with her brother Nick, have created a line of clothing that not only cool but has a message. Where does the name come from, what they sell, how they market and more. In addition the startup shares 5% of their profits with local charities. Nice. Meet Kylie right here.

Thanks for listening! 

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