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A Medical Cannabis Update with Steven Wilson of MedPharm

You would think that now, nearly three years into medical cannabis being legal in the State of Iowa folks might have a better handle on the changes that have been taking place. However, there remains lots of misinformation about what is legal, what works, how it works, how products are made and who can take advantage of them. Here returning guest Steven Wilson the dispensary manager for MedPharm sits down to give us the real story and, perhaps, where all of this may go. Learn more about Iowa's Newest Crop...

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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 30 June 2021

The final day of June and the number of new workers, according to ADP, may set the pace for a better economy. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The ADP jobs report was solid;
  • U.S. Tribal Governments get some cash;
  • A new crop of folks buying RV's;
  • Ford is shutting down some plants and why;
  • New regulations will impact the autonomous vehicle market;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Apple not moving on working from the office.

Those stories plus a brief conversation with J.D. Scholten, a former congressional candidate from Iowa, who is cross-crossing the state talking about voting rights. It's called Democracy on Tap. Now, you might wonder if there is a business aspect to this and...there is.  J.D. explains. To listen, click here.

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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.

 

Democracy on Tap with J.D. Scholten

Late last evening we were able to catch up with J.D. Scholten in one of many stops he's made with Democracy on Tap a voting rights effort from the New Iowa Project. The event, held at a local brewpub (like all the stops), is designed to get voting activists involved following the recent purge of voters from the rolls as well as a long list of "voter suppression" legislation recently passed by the Iowa Legislature. You might be wondering why we covered this event...because our focus is on business. Well, there is a very real business impact...click through to learn more. 

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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 11 May 2021

Some massive moves on Wall Street today as investors are in a word...spooked. Meanwhile some changes are coming regarding unemployment benefits and folks are concerned. Speaking of employment we'll be visiting today with Keenan Crow about kids, sports and gender.  It's a story playing out in some 30 U.S. states.  But first, the news:

  • Biden says you must take that job;
  • The link between jobs and the cost of goods;
  • The Dow cratered today and we'll share why;
  • Retirees are mad as hell at Verizon;
  • The Jones Act and fuel is a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Our ever expanding "unfriendly skies".

Then, for the interview it's Keenan Crow the Director of Policy and Advocacy for One Iowa. We're talking about kids, sports and gender.  As we said earlier this is not only about Iowa because some thirty states are also considering similar moves. What is it all about? What is the business connection? Why does it matter?  All asked and answered. To listen, click this link

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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.

 

Transgender Youth, Sports and Business with Keenan Crow

Recently Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA) surprised even members of her own party when she, on Fox News, announced she wanted a bill on her desk to deal with keeping transgender youth from participating in sports. The bill would make sure kids who self-identify their gender are not allowed in sporting activities that do not match the sex of their birth. She says it is about "fairness".  Meanwhile business groups in Iowa are clamoring for highly skilled and motivated workers. We think there is a link. With me is Keenan Crow the Director of Policy and Advocacy for One Iowa. To learn more about this issue from One Iowa here is yet another link from One Iowa Action - Let Them Play.  

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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 March 2021

Welcome to a brand new month...where did February go?  A reminder that if you want to follow us on Twitter you can do that @IOB_NewsHour. Here are the top business news stories we've got for you today:

  • An unexpected tax bill for millions;
  • Apple stores are...ready?  Open;
  • Wind, Texas and the United Kingdom;
  • Speaking of Texas...Chapter 11 is a deal;
  • Time is ticking for the COVID19 Relief Bill;
  • Heard about the "Wealth Tax"? You will today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "Fight for 15" lost a round today.

Those stories plus, for the interview, you'll meet Iowa House Member Ras. Smith (D-Waterloo) who is concerned about workers and worker safety. We talk about that and several other items and the legislation is is proposing this week. He says business groups should support it because it will increase productivity, profits and create a better state for talented workers to enter.  To listen to that conversation, click here.

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The Business of Worker Safety with Rep. Ras Smith

If you missed our exclusive interview with Rep. Ras Smith (D-Waterloo) this past Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL here is that conversation. Rep. Smith tells us he is committed to providing for worker safety in Iowa and to that end is preparing legislation for consideration. We talk about the plight of "essential workers", COVID19, OSHA and why business, for productivity and profit, should be paying attention to worker health and safety. 

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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 27 January 2021

Already mid-week.  Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines and, yes, we've got about ten minutes worth to get you up to speed. Remember you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what made the headlines today:

  • One word put the markets in a tailspin;
  • Boeing reported earnings today...ouch;
  • Forced labor in China is a story;
  • ThreadUp to go public;
  • CVS & Walgreens in hot water;
  • The rise of the independent investor;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Retirement woes is a real deal.

Those stories plus, for the interview, it's Jaylin Cavil from the Black Liberation Movement. While politics takes center stage here there are a host of business related issues that are connected such as wages, health care, productivity and financial security. Jaylin also explains the name change and we break down the organizations six legislative demands...no, not requests...but...demands.  To listen, click here.

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The Black Liberation Movement with Jaylin Cavil

As you know, those of you who have listed to our broadcast over the years, understand that our focus is on business and we rarely tread into the world of politics. And while this conversation has political underpinnings what Jaylin Cavil has to say about a host of issues has a direct impact on economic growth, jobs, financial security and productivity. Jaylin is with the Black Liberation Movement. You would also know them as Black Lives Matter. Here, in this long-form interview we spend time talking about the six "Legislative Demands" the group has taken to the Iowa Legislature as well as why alter the BLM name. Here is Jaylin Cavil.

The Business News Headlines 21 January 2021

There has been a flurry of activity coming from the Biden White House and some of it centers on the world of business. That story leads off today and a reminder, you can follow us on Twitter, all day, @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go:

  • A slew of executive orders & some impact business;
  • A judge says the NRA lawsuit can go forward;
  • United Airlines stock pulled back today and why;
  • Social Media site Parler heard from a judge;
  • Electric Vehicles are a winner for automakers;
  • Ford Motor stock has done what since...Tuesday?
  • The Wall Street Report
  • New jobless numbers lower but...
  • New housing construction on a roll;
  • But, commercial office space, ouch.

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