Insight On Business the News Hour

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! 

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.

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. 

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 31 December 2021

It's the New Years Eve edition of Insight on Business glad you're with us again today. Let us hope that 2022 is a better year for so many.  Here's what we've got for you today and stick around because Jeff Pitts from Cityview is in to chat it up about stuff to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. But, first the news:

  • The ten best performing stocks of 2021? We have a list;
  • Wall Street ended the day down but the year up;
  • A strike at an Apple factory in India;
  • Some union news out of an East Coast McDonald's;
  • Know anybody that uses a Blackberry?  We have news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • 2021 takes from us a television icon.

It's a Happy New Year to you and yours! With us, because we don't take days off, is Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and he's got a list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. We've got music, stories, sports and all kinds of "Friday Fun". Click through and get out there...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 15 December 2021

It was a stunning afternoon as Wall Street collected itself and the markets roared. We'll have those details and more this evening. Meanwhile here in Central Iowa we're watching a huge storm heading east through the state with multiple tornado warnings and winds up to 95 miles per hour.  

  • The movement on Wall Street was remarkable;
  • Microsoft employees are talking wages and more;
  • Kraft will pay you NOT to use cream cheese;
  • A deeper dive into what the Fed is doing;
  • Air Bus vs. Boeing in airplane sales;
  • Apple has closed three stores and why;
  • Yet another story about gambling and revenues;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Heard of "Boomerang Employees? You will today.

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 14 December 2021

When it comes to the business news it's always something and the "something" today was the Fed. Welcome to the business news headlines for Tuesday the 14th of December and stick around for our Small Business Spotlight featuring Schmidt Machine of Upper Sandusky, Ohio.  But first:

  • Two things about the markets today;
  • OPEC says oil consumption will increase;
  • The International Energy Agency says the opposite;
  • Jobs, Money and Divorce...it seems there is a link;
  • Even 6-Figure earners are having trouble finding a home;
  • $35 billion going all in on battery cars says the largest automaker;
  • A deeper dive into the Fed Meeting;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "West Side Story" ain't producing...some thoughts.

Those stories plus in our Small Business Spotlight you'll meet Kevin Schmidt who leads a family company in business since 1928. The Schmidt Machine Company story is right here.

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.

Meet Schmidt Machine with Kevin Schmidt

Over the years we've interviewed hundreds of business owners. Some that are in a brand new business and others that have taken over a company that's been around for decades. Today we're visiting with Kevin Schmidt whose grandfather, back in 1928, started Schmidt Machine based in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. For a family owned company to have been around that long is a testament to hard work and quality products. Schmidt Machine specializes in creating aftermarket ag parts and does business world-wide.  Meet Kevin...who also does a bit of "standup comedy" when he's not running the business and, yes, he offers up a sample.

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 2 December 2021

Oh, what a difference a day makes.  Investors took to the buying mode today even as yet another case of the Omicron variant was found in Minnesota. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The markets surge for two reasons;
  • Some oil pricing news;
  • Hey, Minnesota you get the FIRST;
  • A new survey studies the labor shortage;
  • More diversity is happening...at least in movies;
  • The Tesla move to Texas is done...well, sort of;
  • CEO's moaning about high costs...but not record profits;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Square is now Block...go figure.

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 1 December 2021

We've been doing this newscast for a very long time but I can't remember another day in which the Dow did a nearly 1,000 point turnaround in just...hours. That story and more plus stay with us as we talk with Congresswoman Cindy Axne of Iowa about fixing the supply chain troubles that are impacting...everything. But first the news:

  • The Dow and the Turn and Why;
  • Bad corporate experience? Try...Twitter;
  • Burger King to change it's menu and you won't believe why;
  • Toys R Us is back with brick & mortar in the U.S.;
  • GM, Korea and EV's;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, "The Rock" is rockin' Netflix.

For the interview it's Congresswoman Cindy Axne of Iowa in to talk about fixing the supply chain crisis with a number of legislative efforts she is pushing in Congress. Actually fixing something rather than leading the charge on wedge issues? Refreshing and to listen to that conversation click here. 

That's a wrap and 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.

 

Fixing the Supply Chain with Congresswoman Cindy Axne

The supply chain disruption is a pain point for everyone from manufacturing to wholesale to retail and, of course, the consumer. The events that have led to this disruption are wide and varied; from a once in a century pandemic to political roadblocks. So, how to fix it? Here you will meet Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA) who shares the six congressional actions that, she says, will fix the trouble we're in. Working on solutions that will impact all Americans rather than hot-button issues that inflame, meet Congresswoman Cindy Axne. 

That's a wrap and 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 15 November 2021

Welcome back and hope you had a great weekend everybody. We'll kick things off today talking about consumers, inflation and the holiday buying season. Let's go!

  • Holidays, Inflation, Credit and Regrets;
  • Firehouse Subs and Burger King;
  • They all...quit. A Wendy's story;
  • The labor crunch has companies paying more;
  • The supply chain and agriculture;
  • President Biden signs the $1.2 trillion bill;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Here, employers can be fined if they call workers after hours.

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.

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App