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First Responders, PTSD and Hope through the 10-42 Project

Over the years we've had the opportunity to interview thousands of guests. All have a story to tell and they are all important.  This is one of the great stories. Here you will meet Daniel and Christine Defenbaugh the creators of the 10-42 Project a non-profit that travels the U.S. assisting first responders as they deal with the trauma that is so much a part of their day. This story starts out as Daniel talks about taking his own life and where that journey led him. This is truly a remarkable conversation and you can help spread the word. By the way 10-42 is police jargon for "end of the tour". The need is great and it's brought home in this episode. 

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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 22 September 2022

We'll kick things off this evening talking about Thursday Night Football and what a winner Amazon Prime has on it's hands. The markets fell once again but for a bit there was some hope and there is yet another body blow coming to the housing market. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 22nd of September, thanks for being with us.   Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:  

  • Are you ready for some "digital" football?
  • The markets fell and oil was up a bit;
  • Mortgage interest rates at a new high;
  • The Boeing Corporation is fined big time and why;
  • You're still shopping according to Costco;
  • Who to blame Russia or Iraq?
  • Walmart has a holiday announcement;
  • The Jobless numbers are out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The number 1 reason for job hopping....we'll share.

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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. 

 
 

Startup Loans, No Interest, No Kidding - KIVA of Iowa

For so many entrepreneurs the biggest hurdle isn't finding customers but finding the dollars for your startup. Imagine our surprise when we found out about KIVA a program that does not require mounds of paperwork, that has zero interest on their loans and has a 97% repayment success record. Sound interesting?  Meet Kaitlyn Byers from KIVA-Iowa based in Cedar Rapids at NewBoCo.  This could be the answer to your funding quest. Oh and if you're not in Iowa...no worries this is national. 

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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. 

Student Loans and Educated Choice - Meet Steve McCullough

There is so much more to learn about getting and then paying back a student loan. What are the options? The interest rate? What help is available? How can the parents and the student better understand their choices and what's smart. Oh, and is the lender a non-profit?  Meet Steve McCullough from ISL Education Lending where those questions are all asked and answered. Our best advice is to share this conversation with those you know that may be headed off to a college, university or trade school. Information is critical for the future of the student and...family.  A reminder that you can follow along with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. 

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 25 May 2022

The word of the day is…Flexibility.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 25th of May, thanks for being with us everybody. Here's what we've got for you plus, make sure you click through for the conversation about refugees and immigrants, World Refugee Day and some of the events happening near us...and perhaps near you.  For the news:

  • The key, according to the Fed is "flexibility";
  • Food images and lawsuits...again;
  • Canada - Concerned about the viability of the U.S.?
  • Some new housing news and hope;
  • Shareholders, racial justice and the environment;
  • We seem to be still updating our homes;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The NFL seeking a new Super Bowl halftime sponsor and why.

Those stories plus you'll meet Stephanie Moris from the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa who is in to chat about some really interesting programing ahead of World Refugee Day that happens on June 20. While it's hyper-local you might find some inspiration and hope in what she share.,  To listen to that conversation 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. 

June - A Month of Respect and Honor for Refugees and Immigrants

Throughout the month of June many communities will be holding special events to mark World Refugee Day on June 20. Here the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa has lots of ways to learn and to celebrate. From a special screening of "Flee" to a "Learning Walk" around Colby Park in Windsor Heights and a wonderful listing of restaurants and events that are taking place. Meet our friend Stephanie Moris who details what this month is all about. Enjoy...we did! 

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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 21 April 2022

Welcome to the business news headlines and make sure you click through for a conversation about the acquisition of Iowa Watch by the Midwest Center for Investitive Reporting and what that means for the two non-profits.  My guests are Lyle Muller and Pam Dempsey.  But, first the news:

  • Higher Interest Rates;
  • Netflix and Password Sharing;
  • Debt Collection of Debt...not owed;
  • Amazon taking on UPS and FedEx;
  • That KitKat Bar...gonna cost you more;
  • The company lost money but the stock goes up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • That didn't take long as CNN+ bites the dust.

For the interview you'll meet returning guest Lyle Muller from Iowa Watch which was just acquired by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting or Investigate Midwest. The Executive Director of the news agency is Pam Dempsey who joins us on this call. To listen to that conversation click here.

Thanks for coming by!

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. 

Investigate Midwest Acquires Iowa Watch

It's a big deal when it comes to reporting issues important to the world of agriculture and issues that impact the rural Midwest and Nation. Investigate Midwest has acquired IowaWatch and its team, bringing together a combined 25 years of public service journalism to Iowa and the Midwest.  IowaWatch (The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism) will cease operations as a nonprofit and evolve into an expanded Iowa-based newsroom within Investigate Midwest (The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting) under an agreement approved this month by the boards of directors of both nonprofit organizations. Here we talk about what that means with Lyle Muller the former Executive Director of Iowa Watch and Pam Dempsey the Executive Director of Investigate Midwest. And you can help support their work by offering up a donation. To do that...just follow this link.

Thanks for coming by!

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 3 March 2022

While we're not much for numbers this episode of the business news marks the 4,100th such report. You might say we've been doing this for some time.  Today, on this third day of March this is what we've got for you:

  • Retail is experiencing a rush toward unions;
  • Stocks tumbled again today and why;
  • What might you buy if you had the price of a barrel of oil?
  • We think you'll enjoy that piece;
  • This furniture store shutting down all Russian locations;
  • Fewer Americans applying for first time unemployment;
  • A look at the nations economic growth;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The cost of a "cheap date" in many cities in the world.

Those stories plus you'll meet Steve Havemann who sits on the National Board of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. A chance meeting allowed this to happen and it's quite the story. Plus, Steve is the grandson of famed speaker and author Joe Batten. That and so much more 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. 

Making a Global Difference - The Society of St. Vincent DePaul

They say that being "in the moment" is important because you never know what opportunity might pop up. That is exactly what happened when I answered an email sent to our city by Steve Havemann from the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Several years ago I spoke to a local chamber and met a volunteer of the organization so I was somewhat aware of what they do...but wanted more. Steve is the Executive Director of the Des Moines Society and also sits on the national board so we take a broad view of their work and then talk about his famous grandfather, Joe D. Batten the author of the amazing book "Tough Minded Leadership" and others. Here is a link to those books...and the final one co-written by Steve.  What a great story from all sides and grateful I was paying attention. 

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. 

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