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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts!

Each week the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts drops in to share with you "Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week. And what a LIST he has...we've got the Iowa Cubs and a special bike thingy on Sunday. Spooky stuff going on in Ankeny. Can you believe it? Marilyn Maye in DSM! Our own Simon Estes sings with the DSM Symphony. We gotta pay "Rent"! George Thorogood does Des Moines. Some Andrew Lloyd Weber, Farmers Market and Ella is "Enchanted. And, as usual, we take many "side trips" to get to what we're talking about...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 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. 

DART, Transportation, Road Diets and the Western Suburbs

This week there was a celebration in Windsor Heights to mark what could be a model for other communities around Des Moines. The Des Moines Area Rapid Transit (DART) partnered with the Windsor Heights Chamber to say thank you to the players in the new Transit Hub which is under construction between the Apple Valley Shopping Center and Sam's Club. I spoke with Amanda Wanke, External Affairs Officer for DART, Zac Bales-Henry, City Council of Windsor Heights and Josh Mandelbaum from the Des Moines City Council. 

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 Our Way-Back Machine - The Business of a Public Library

We were looking around today at some of our more interesting conversations and found this from February of last year.  We're asking questions about the business of a public library and with us is Urbandale, Iowa is library director Julie Wells and the communitty outreach coordinator Laura Sauser. When we first aired this is was cold and blowing snow...remember that?  Have a listen to "The Business of a Public Library"...

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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.

Business News Headlines 13 June 2018

Facebook is losing a massive number of teens so what should business do?  We've got a tip for you. The Fed today raised interest rates that cooled Wall Street and we'll have the numbers for you coming right up. The price of steel is going up and that means what to you the consumer. Inflation is ticking up...the Fed thinks that's OK...do you? A new laptop is coming out with 128 gigs of RAM...no, really! Those stories and more along with a conversation with Mike Owen of the Iowa Policy Project. We're talking about taxes and business in Iowa. Some stunning numbers headed your way. Click ahead and get the latest business news....

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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 Todd Ashby Talking Transportation and Economic Development Pt. 2

In Part Two of our conversation wtih Todd Ashby about the Des Moines MPO we get into some questions about funding, trends in transportation, high-speed rail service and the next big thing for Central Iowa...our rivers. Click through as The Business News Hour goes Out to Lunch at the Original Jesse's Embers here on Ingersoll. 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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 Joe Murphy - Part One

This week we went "Out to Lunch" at Table 128 Bistro with Joe Murphy the Vice President of Public Policy and Governmental Affairs for the Greater Des Moines Partnership.  While some of you may know what the partnership is and what they do we start our conversation with, “What does the Greater Des Moines Partnership mean to Central Iowa and Iowa as a whole?"

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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 of the Library - Julie Wells & Laura Sauser

Years ago, with the advent of the Internet, many thought it was the end of the public library. Many were wrong. Here we explore what the public library has become and the changes that has come about over the years. From the Urbandale Public Library we welcome library director Julie Wells and community outreach coordinator Laura Sauser. No matter where you live we think you'll find some similar changes in your community. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Economic Development, Roads and John Deere in Urbandale

As we look from community to community in the Greater Des Moines Metro each seems to be growing and moving forward in their own way. In this segment we talk with Curtis Brown, about Economic Development in the City of Urbandale, what the Urban Loop means for the community and the entire Metro. Then it's on to technology and John Deere and a discussion about the local option sales tax. Learn more by listening...good radio here. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.