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Meet Emily Webb from the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC)

While our friends at the Greater Des Moines Partnership shares some wonderful stories about the vitality of the Greater Des Moines, Iowa area it is sometimes like a "Tale of Two Cities". We talk about that with Emily Webb the president of the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC). There are significant issues with low wages, food insecurity, high costs of living and DMARC is a mission driven organization that works on those issues and more. Also, coming up on the 23rd of May is Spring Greens the very first fund raising event of it's kind for DMARC and you are invited. Tickets are here.  Go and support a great cause.  

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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 1 May 2019

Welcome to the first day of May! We've got the business news headlines for you starting out with a rough day on Wall Street.... 

  • It's all about the money and the Fed Chair;
  • Retired state workers see their benefits cut;
  • Troubling data from the USDA on food insecurity;
  • Banks, Bad Debt and Credit Cards;
  • We've got a story about fertilizer and pot;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and we get to go Out to Lunch with Dave Price the Political Director/Anchor and Managing Editor of WHO-TV 13 at the Range Grill + Golf. But, before we settle in to order and talk business we get to ask Dave three questions...we call this Quick Bites and Dave surprised us with his answers. To listen, click here.

Our Out to Lunch segment spans many, many things from his new book Caucus Chaos - Trump to a conversation on how people are digesting their news, how local news is selected, how changes in technology impact news departments and we'll talk about some interesting conversations he's had over his 18 years in Central Iowa. We're Out to Lunch with Dave Price and you get to listen in. Click here for that conversation. 

The Business News Headlines 26 April 2019

It's the weekend and we've got the business news you might have missed. Thanks for clicking through everybody, always grateful!  Today in the newscast...

  • So the Commerce Department said the U.S. GDP was 3.2% but...
  • Farmers, Potatoes and Lays Potato Chips;
  • Exxon spending tons of cash and saw it's profits tank;
  • Get ready Toys R Us will be back for the holidays;
  • Seems that Bed Bath & Beyond is selling too many...trash cans;
  • Wanna make some money? Try snitching;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

And, because it's Friday Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine comes in for some laughs and a look at Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. And has he got a list starting with baseball and ending up with a "wacky fairy godmother".  We can't make this up. You can hear that fun time...here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 22 April 2019

It's a big week for earnings reports and we'll detail the data for you. Welcome to the Business News Hour here are the stories that are just a click away:

  • It's "wait & see" on Wall Street;
  • A sluggish start to the home buying season;
  • A Tesla Model S...explodes;
  • Apple Pay and JC Penny;
  • Two stories about the automobile market
  • ACLU of Iowa files suit against Ag-Gag 2.0
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Debbie Sears of Sears Insurance but...we're not talking about insurance we're talking hunger in Iowa and the event she "cooked up" that brings some of the top chefs together to raise money for the Food Bank of Iowa. It's called Another Plate at the Table. Learn how she has turned tragedy to action. Click here for that story.

Also, because it's Monday, Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to chat it up about business networking and education events in the DSMUSA Metro. Here is that conversation.

Thanks for listening! 

Laura Kinnard and Business/Networking Events in DSMUSA

Each Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to chat it up about business education and networking events. Today we've got the details of an event happening on Monday and then several on Tuesday, Wednesday...you get it. From the DM Kitchen to the DSM Magazine event click through to learn more. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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 1 April 2019

No fooling...we've got the business news headlines up for you and what a day it was:

  • The markets rock to new data;
  • The wealthy are stashing billions, no, like BILLIONS;
  • Oil jumps can fuel be far behind;
  • They are cutting prices, tired of being called "Whole Paycheck";
  • Remember when LYFT was the darling of Wall Street...like last Friday;
  • UnitedHealthcare pushes back on the story Iowa is telling;
  • The Iowa Business Council releases a new report;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Told you we had news...

Also today Brad Anderson is the State Director of AARP-Iowa and the organization with over 370,000 members is about to get involved in several public issues that he says will be a boost to the lifestyle of all Iowans of every age. Click here for that story.

And, because it's Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com is in to chat it up about education and business networking in the Metro. Listen right here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Pedal Off the Pounds is BACK from the Des Moines Cycle Club

It's a big, big deal! Pedal Off the Pounds was started over 6 years ago as a way to increase membership in the Des Moines Cycle Club plus help people get healthy and get them on bicycles. It's all worked. With us today is Marti Hupp who is leading the POTP charge this year and the winner (or biggest loser) from last year Greg Patterson. Listen in and then get registered and attend the upcoming orientation meeting. Here is a link to register for Pedal Off the Pounds and remember it will do you a world of good! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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 Des Moines, Iowa Mayor Frank Cownie

He's been mayor of Des Moines, Iowa for 16 years and says he's not done yet. This week I went "Out to Lunch" with Mayor Frank Cownie and talked about a host of things from new projects, people actually living downtown, public/private partnerships, transportation, the environment, a surging economic base, the lowest unemployment rate of any Midwestern City. All good things but, Mayor Cownie says there are still things that need to be done. Join us as we talk, over lunch, at Jesses Embers on Ingersoll here in Des Moines. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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 in the DSM Metro with Cityview Magazine

It's the weekend and we made it through the week. Here's is our regular feature with Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine. In side we've got sports, music, festivals, parades, tequila, art and more. Have some fun already and click through.  

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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 14 February 2019

We've got the business news headlines and a bit of extra today. Let's start with the hot business stories:

  • A lousy retail sales report means...
  • Amazon makes official it's "NEYT" to NYC;
  • Airbus gives up;
  • Sweetheart candies. Hey, it's Valentine's Day;
  • An app that tracks...women;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus a a conversation about transportation and what could be the future in many communities around Des Moines, a conversation about a "road diet" for University Avenue in Windsor Heights and Des Moines. Guests are Amanda Wanke of DART, Zac Bales-Henry of Windsor Heights and Josh Mandelbaum of Des Moines. To hear that conversation click here.