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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 24 April 2019

What goes up, must come down.... It's the Business News Hour and some of the stories you'll find on todays newscast include:

  • Why stocks struggled;
  • Detroit may have their timing wrong...again;
  • Bayer, Roundup and Cancer;
  • Price hikes in the future? Big company say yes;
  • Boeing and Earnings - One word "Ouch";
  • The Alexa team may be able to find your address;
  • What happened and why with the markets.

Also today Mary Bontrager the Executive Vice President for Talent Development of the Greater Des Moines Partnership sits down with me to highlight and go more into depth about some job numbers she shared just last month. Bottom line is that we don't have the people to fill thousands and thousands of Midwestern jobs and that leads us down to road to talk about re-education, housing, immigration and more. So, not only the problems but, some solutions. Listen here

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People, Jobs, Housing and More with Mary Bontrager

A couple of weeks ago I heard Mary Bontrager the Executive Vice President of Talent Development for the Greater Des Moines Partnership give a stunning report on the number of jobs that are not being filled in Central Iowa due to the fact we simply don't have the people. And that's not just an Iowa issue but something that is being felt all across the Midwest. So, we know the issue...what steps might we take to fix what may take our economy backward? Click through to listen. 

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 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! 

The Business News Headlines 19 April 2019

No markets today due to the Good Friday holiday but we've still got some numbers for you. That and a couple of hot business news stories. And, we go Out to Lunch with the Executive Director of Iowa Voters for Companion Animals, Haley Anderson and Jeff Pitts from Cityview with stuff to do...but first the business news:

  • Global stocks did what today;
  • The Samsung foldable phone...breaking;
  • Guns and people - 20 years after Columbine;
  • Whitewashing slavery;
  • New home construction slips in March.

Those stories and our Quick Bites time with Haley Anderson (Three questions) and Out to Lunch segment with Haley Anderson is right here.

Finally, Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. You can find that here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 18 April 2019

Due to Good Friday today is the final trading day on Wall Street and we've got the numbers and why coming up on this Thursday edition of the Business News Hour:

  • Positive earnings push the markets;
  • Former Sears CEO is being sued;
  • A beer story;
  • A "smokes" story;
  • Trailer park owners in Iowa about to get sent a notice;
  • What happened on Wall Street & Why.

Those stories and a hyper-local piece about affordable housing. This is something we stumbled onto early this week and it has to do with the Merle Hale Mall and that re-imagine effort, Anawim Housing an affordable housing non-profit and the City of Urbandale. To hear that...just click here

Thanks for listening.

The Affordable Housing Battle in Urbandale, Iowa

Everybody talks about it. "It" is affordable housing. There is a direct link between communities being able to provide affordable living conditions and economic development. And, there is a big impact that affordable housing has on filling jobs. With over 17,000 open positions in the Greater Des Moines Metro it's something that really matters. Affordable housing is on the short list of the goals espoused by the Greater Des Moines Partnership as well as one of the communities in this story. It's a story I stumbled on early this week and it has to do with the Merle Hay Mall, Anawim Housing and the City of Urbandale.  Let's get started.... 

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 17 April 2019

It looks like the pressure of Medicare for All is catching on and that had an impact on the markets. Welcome to the Wednesday, April 17th edition of the business news hour.

  • The health care insurance scare;
  • Banks getting out of the mortgage business;
  • Yet another hit on retail and we'll share who;
  • Big business giving up on opposing $15 an hour;
  • Insurance and Notre Dame....uhm...
  • How workplace wellness is working out;
  • What happened today on Wall Street.

Those stories plus we bring back Jason Feifer the Editor in Chief for Entrepreneur Magazine back for Jason Feifer 2.0. This time we're talking about how businesses must...MUST start to think like an entrepreneur every single day or... To hear that fast moving conversation click here

Thanks for listening!

 

The Business News Headlines 16 April 2019

Today the markets were up...a bit...but they were up. That story and more today in the Tuesday, April 16th Edition of the Business News Hour:

  • The Health Care Industry slams Medicare for All;
  • We know where you can get a great paying job;
  • Netflix grows even with rising rates;
  • This week yet another Facebook scandal;
  • Then there were twenty-one - A convenience store story;
  • Iowa ice cream headed to New York;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

2020 presidential hopeful Secretary Julian Castro was in Iowa and we caught up with him in what we're calling Ten Minutes with Julian Castro. Click here to listen.

What happens when you get a Mom who really wants to do something for education? You start something really different. Meet Kristyn Arnold from ANAWIM Housing who has partnered with the Des Moines Public Schools for a very different kind of fund raiser. Imagine a fund raiser where you don't have to spend any money but just...show up! Click here to listen

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A Really Different Fundraiser for the Des Moines Public Schools

There is nothing more motivating than being a person in the thick of the fight for public schools and the opportunity schooling can offer to the future of our community.  Meet Kristyn Arnold the Community and Culture Manager of ANAWIM Housing. She's a former PTA leader in the Des Moines Schools and saw what continued cuts to public education has done to students in the Des Moines Public Schools. So, she decided to do something...different. Here you will learn about ANAWIM and the DMPS OneRun 2019. And, yes you can help!  Meet Kristyn.... 

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.