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A Field to Table Experience with Beau Fodor

He is a returning guest to the Business News Hour as Beau Fodor of Panache brings us the third season of his Field to Table Experience. We kick things off talking a bit about his business and how he got started creating experiences to be remembered. This year's Place at the Table begins on Wednesday May 22nd and will be held at the amazing Keller Brick Barn near Waukee, Iowa. Tickets for the event are available at Midwestix. Go for the food and leave with the memories of a wonderful experience.

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 15 May 2019

So, maybe it wasn't a "Dead Cat Bounce" after all... It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 15th of May, thanks for being here.

  • Markets were up today thank you automobile tariffs;
  • Taxes and real estate developer Donald Trump;
  • Whole Foods has impressive foot traffic but is it for...food?
  • Pot lounges headed to Las Vegas but is it good for business?

Those stories plus our Out to Lunch segment today with John Norris a partner at the State Public Policy Group. John and I go back to 1982 when he was working with then Congressman Tom Harkin. His impressive work history and his passion for sustainable agriculture, water issues, Iowa  politics and more are all part of our conversation and YOU get to listen in.  Click here for that story. 

Out to Lunch with John Norris

My lunch guest is a long-time friend who I first met back in 1982. John Norris has an amazing story of public service and a deep love for the world of sustainable agriculture and sustainable energy. We talk about all of that plus, family, the Obama White House, campaigns and his work with the State Public Policy Group. You're just a click away from listening in as we go Out to Lunch at Trostel's Dish and talk business and politics and more. 

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. 

Talking Business with Julian Castro

This is so Iowan. This winter the Iowa Democratic Vice Chair Andrea Phillips created something called the 2020 Book Club where people read the books of announced presidential hopefuls and then invite the author to an event where people can ask questions about the book or, really anything. This week Julian Castro took part in the discussion about his book, An Unlikely Journey - Waking Up from My American Dream and afterward I was able to welcome him back to the Business News Hour and ask a couple of questions. 

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. 

Ten Minutes with Beto O’Rourke - Iowa Caucus 2020

Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke is barnstorming Iowa in his effort to become the 2020 Democratic  Candidate for President. Recently he was the guest of the Iowa Asian Latino Coalition where he spoke, answered questions from the packed room at the United Steel Workers Union Hall and then visited with reporters. Here is that conversation about campaigning in Iowa, immigration, jobs, clean energy, climate change, farming and even a nod toward Casey's breakfast pizza...

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 1 May 2019

Welcome to the first day of May! We've got the business news headlines for you starting out with a rough day on Wall Street.... 

  • It's all about the money and the Fed Chair;
  • Retired state workers see their benefits cut;
  • Troubling data from the USDA on food insecurity;
  • Banks, Bad Debt and Credit Cards;
  • We've got a story about fertilizer and pot;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and we get to go Out to Lunch with Dave Price the Political Director/Anchor and Managing Editor of WHO-TV 13 at the Range Grill + Golf. But, before we settle in to order and talk business we get to ask Dave three questions...we call this Quick Bites and Dave surprised us with his answers. To listen, click here.

Our Out to Lunch segment spans many, many things from his new book Caucus Chaos - Trump to a conversation on how people are digesting their news, how local news is selected, how changes in technology impact news departments and we'll talk about some interesting conversations he's had over his 18 years in Central Iowa. We're Out to Lunch with Dave Price and you get to listen in. Click here for that conversation. 

The Business News Headlines 24 April 2019

What goes up, must come down.... It's the Business News Hour and some of the stories you'll find on todays newscast include:

  • Why stocks struggled;
  • Detroit may have their timing wrong...again;
  • Bayer, Roundup and Cancer;
  • Price hikes in the future? Big company say yes;
  • Boeing and Earnings - One word "Ouch";
  • The Alexa team may be able to find your address;
  • What happened and why with the markets.

Also today Mary Bontrager the Executive Vice President for Talent Development of the Greater Des Moines Partnership sits down with me to highlight and go more into depth about some job numbers she shared just last month. Bottom line is that we don't have the people to fill thousands and thousands of Midwestern jobs and that leads us down to road to talk about re-education, housing, immigration and more. So, not only the problems but, some solutions. Listen here

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 22 April 2019

It's a big week for earnings reports and we'll detail the data for you. Welcome to the Business News Hour here are the stories that are just a click away:

  • It's "wait & see" on Wall Street;
  • A sluggish start to the home buying season;
  • A Tesla Model S...explodes;
  • Apple Pay and JC Penny;
  • Two stories about the automobile market
  • ACLU of Iowa files suit against Ag-Gag 2.0
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Debbie Sears of Sears Insurance but...we're not talking about insurance we're talking hunger in Iowa and the event she "cooked up" that brings some of the top chefs together to raise money for the Food Bank of Iowa. It's called Another Plate at the Table. Learn how she has turned tragedy to action. Click here for that story.

Also, because it's Monday, Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to chat it up about business networking and education events in the DSMUSA Metro. Here is that conversation.

Thanks for listening! 

Fighting Hunger with Another Plate at the Table

We love it when we find passionate people and Debbie Sears is another in a long list of great folks we've met over the years and introduced to you. Debbie has been in the insurance industry for over four decades and when tragedy struck she decided to turn her efforts toward something good and positive. Another Plate at the Table is an event that features some of the most famous names in the culinary world of Des Moines. They are getting together to raise funds for the Food Bank of Iowa. (Here is a link to donate...if you are so moved.) Meet Debbie Sears...you can hear the passion in her voice. 

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.