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Out to Lunch with Dave Price of WHO-TV 13

This week we go Out to Lunch at the Range Grill + Golf with Dave Price the Political Director/Anchor/Managing Editor for WHO-HD TV-13 based in Des Moines, Iowa. We've got lots to talk about from his second political book Caucus Chaos - Trump to the business of TV broadcasting, how content is being delivered, what works, what needs work, the business of news gathering and much, much more. And, because we're right in the middle of the Iowa Caucus season we'll be talking about some memorable folks he's visited with over his 18 years in Central Iowa. Click through for 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. 

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.

From the Battle Front to the Home Front - Iowa Broadcasters Go to War - Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is, first, a broadcaster and serves as the News Director of News/Talk 1540 KXEL in Waterloo/Cedar Falls. In his "spare time" Jeff is also an accomplished author and now a documentary producer. He will be in Des Moines on the 19th of March do a "show and tell" of his piece, "From the Battle Front to the Home Front - Iowa Broadcasters Go to War". He will be at the North Side Library at 3516 5th Avenue in Des Moines at 6pm, Tuesday. Just...go... 

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 24 January 2019

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines and have we got some stories for you today. Just a click away you'll learn about:

  • The thirty-second ad that will NOT run during the Super Bowl;
  • Billionaire investor and U.S. Secretary of Commerce tells federal workers to, "get a loan";
  • The partial federal shutdown goes into it's 35 day tomorrow both senate bills failed today;
  • Walmart wants to hire 900 truck drivers and pay them a bundle to drive;
  • Airlines pilots, flight attendants are all concerned about the shutdown and safety;
  • Did Sears CEO Eddie Lambert "steal" Sears?
  • The markets ended mixed today and we'll have those numbers.

Those stories and our interview is with author Louise Gately who recently finished an historical account of an early Iowa resident, James Jordan who was involved in getting the state capital moved, being part of the Underground Railroad and building a financial empire. "Pursuit of a Dream - James Jordan His Life and His Legacy" is a great book for folks who love deep looks at history. Click here to listen in

The Interesting Story of James Jordan with author Louise Gately

Suddenly we've been telling stories about writers who tell stories. Our third author in less than a week. Meet Louise Gately and her book, "Pursuit of a Dream - James Jordan His Life and His Legacy". Here you'll learn about his successful effort to move the Iowa State Capital from Iowa City to Des Moines. His efforts in the Underground Railroad, slaves from Missouri and his work to develop a railroad hub that served Iowa for decades. Louise spent years researching the story of Mr. Jordan and we think you'll enjoy the result. You can purchase the book through the Historic Valley Junction Office. Here is that link

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 Mind of Duane Ellett and The Floppy Show

For thirty years Duane Ellett entertained Central Iowa with his creation, "The Floppy Show" but few have an understanding of the brilliant mind that created a real business out of balsa wood and felt. Our guest is author, historian and news director for News Talk 1540 KXEL, Jeff Stein who will be in Ankeny on Thursday for a free presentation about his book The Floppy Show and the magic and mind of the late Duane Ellett. Jeff will be at the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library on Thursday 24 January at 6:30. More here at the website for The Floppy Show

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.

Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. on Race, Race Relations and Business

This is a serious look at what business may, or may not, understand about race and race relations. Recently this topic has been top of mind for many people in the justice community today we take the conversation to business. Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. is a nationally known author and public speaker on a number of topics dealing with race and race relations. You can find his website here at America & Moore. We start the conversation with a difficult question. 

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.

David Maxwell on Implicit Bias - What it is and how to combat it.

This past week the Jewish Community Relations Commission (JCRC) held another in their series of educational seminars. This time the focus was on implicit bias. We asked the director of JCRC Dr. Mark Finkelstein about the series and then spoke to David Maxwell the principal of Valley High School of West Des Moines, Iowa. We wanted to learn what implicit bias is, how it impacts us and more. Some good conversation and thoughts here. Meet Mark and David.

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 25 September 2018

Welcome to Tuesday and the Business News Hour. Lot's of things going on today from international trade to America First to ketchup. No, really!  Here are some of the stories that are just a click away:

  • Dunkin' Donuts changes their name and we'll share why;
  • More disruption from Amazon this time it's in housing;
  • Canada and ketchup, we are not making this up;
  • What credit cards might some retailers stop taking;
  • Stocks were down again today and we'll share why.

Those stories and then a conversation with Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA. You know that jobs and tax bill that was signed into law after just a few weeks of work. Well, now we're finding stuff out and for small business, "It ain't what you think.".

Then we travel back to Lanesboro, MN and have a conversation about the arts, agriculture and bicycles. How this tiny town took what they already had and created a thriving economy. Our guest is David Hennessey and for any rural community struggling...this is a must listen.

Thanks for coming by! 

Lanesboro, MN - Building a Sustainable Rural Community - Arts, Agriculture & Cycling

Last week we took a two day trip to Lanesboro, MN a tiny rural community of under 780 people. What we found was surprising. Here we sit down with David Hennessey from the Commonweal Theatre Company and taked about how the town took what they had and built on their strengths. It is a lesson in building a sustainable community if you'll look beyond what you may think is reality. Enjoy...we did! 

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.