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Stuff to Do with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week we get "Hyper-Local" and chat it up with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. And, he never fails! Click through to hear some (not so serious) chatter about things like music, sports, opera (Well, that IS music too...right?), county fairs, farmers markets, the Harlem Globetrotters, Zoo Brew, Christmas in July, the Clive Festival (No goats...we believe.) and much more. Enjoy...you deserve it!

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 & More 9 July 2021

A quick reminder that you can follow us all day and night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Today, the end of the work-week for many we've got a bunch of news and we'll kick things off with a boost to the middle class:

  • President Biden announces sweeping reforms;
  • Wells Fargo shuts down personal lines of credit;
  • The My Pillow Guy gets a court decision;
  • GM is recalling more trucks and why;
  • Just in: Biden fires the head of the Social Security Administration;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So many jobs so few workers and why.

Plus, because it is Friday, we've got Jeff Pitts in to chat it up about Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro from the files at Cityview Magazine. To listen in...just click here.

 

The Business News Headlines 18 June 2021

For those of you celebrating today who are some federal and state workers, Happy Juneteenth. And, no the markets were not closed today but...they should have been considering what happened.  Also, because it's Friday stick around and listen to Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine.  But first:

  • A word snuck back onto Wall Street;
  • It's the Oat Milk War;
  • The great U.S. retreat from the ocean;
  • Workers, Cars and Pot;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Employers and Juneteenth.

Now click through and listen as Jeff and I riff about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro from art to sports to music the throwing skillets...no, really.  To listen, click 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.

 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts 9 October 2020

By now you know what happens each Friday...some fun times with Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine. Here we're talking about some cool stuff going down in the Metro this weekend into next week.  Stuff like:

  • Justin Jarrell at XKB Tonight!
  • Weekend Comedy at the Des Moines Playhouse;
  • What? A Victorian Funeral at Living History Farms;
  • Grandview has "Stripper";
  • Our friends at Sleepy Hollow gonna scare you;
  • Slaugherhouse ya know.
  • The DSM Public Library is OPEN!!
  • The Blank Park Zoo and Night Eyes...a bit different this year.

And, along the way we'll offer some commentary on stuff that may, or may not, have anything to do with what we're helping to promote.  It's what we do on Friday.

Thanks for listening! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview & Jeff Pitts

Pack up all your cares and get into Stuff to DO with Cityview and its managing editor, Jeff Pitts. Here we'll talk about Eat Week going on in West Des Moines. The Nadas and their show. Next month in Cityview it's the "70 Wonders of Des Moines". There is a Wedding Show going on this weekend a big play in Pella and oldtime baseball at Living History Farms.  So much to do...enjoy! 

Dave Miglin and Broadlawns Medical Center

While our focus is generally regional and national when it comes to the business news we often stray into something hyper-local. That day is today.  Here you will meet Dave Miglin who is running for one of two open seats on the Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees. You're a click away from learning a bit of Broadlawns History and what Dave is championing in this run.  The election isn't until November but it's never too soon to learn more. And, it all matters to Polk County, Iowa citizens. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

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The Business News & More 29 October 2019

Investors are looking at a couple of things: Earnings and the expected rate cut by the Fed. But...and you knew that was coming...if the Fed does cut rates and their is an economic downturn...what then? In the business news headlines today:

  • Wall Street and the Flatline;
  • Did something fishy happen with that government deal;
  • Happy Birthday to YOU...Internet;
  • Lyft Pink is seeing green;
  • Uber and a new business plan;
  • Grubhub...more trouble;
  • Online videos are crushing television. Hello TV executives.

Those stories plus a conversation with Stephanie Preusch who is the Executive Director for the Neighborhood Finance Corporation. Now, while that sounds like a fancy name they are anything but. Think of low cost entry into homeownership PLUS funds to fix up a home. The surprising world of housing options with this non-profit organization. Listen here. 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines & More 24 October 2019

The markets struggled all day and in the end the Dow missed making it back to the flat-line. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 24th day of October. And, we've got a shorter segment today because we've got a rare two-part interview with the current Mayor of the City of Des Moines, Iowa, Frank Cownie.  In the news:

  • What happened today on Wall Street;
  • Tesla is now the most valuable U.S. automaker;
  • Flight Shaming...it's a thing;
  • Twitter stock drops and we'll share why;
  • Pot profits...going up in smoke.

Those stories plus a two-part long form interview with Mayor Frank Cownie.  Mayor Cownie has served the city of Des Moines, Iowa for 16 years and he wants another four. I'll ask him why voters should reward him for that. Plus we'll talk about promises made and he says...kept. Here is Part One

Then in Part Two we'll talk about the water issue that impacts not only Des Moines but also the surrounding communities that buy water from the Des Moines Water Works. We'll also get into flooding, climate change and more.  Here is Part Two.

Thanks for listening! 

Mayor Frank Cownie - The Interview Part Two

Here I continue my conversation with Mayor Frank Cownie and first ask him about the issues regarding water, water safety and the impact it has on not only the residents of Des Moines but the communities that are the customers of the Des Moines Water Works. So much inside to unpack on that issue and others. Click in 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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

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Central Iowa Business Conference - Year Three

There is something to be said about holding a major business event in your back-yard...no travel. Join us as we talk about the Central Iowa Business Conference slated for Thursday, September 19th here in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro. My guests are Leisa Fox and Todd McDonald who will take you through the programming that has been designed to offer maximum input for your time and money. And, yes, tickets are available here

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. 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

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