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Staying Vital in Small Town Iowa

It's a return visit from Lyle Muller of Iowa Watch - The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism. Today we're talking about the 1118 incorporated and unincorporated communities in Iowa and the success/failure of business, population growth and quality of life. How some small communities are doing when it comes to all manner of business issues. We'll also talk about broadband and how some towns have been able to go it alone. It's a fascinating conversation that is not unique to Iowa.  Here is that article and here is our conversation. 

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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 21September 2021

Back with you on day two of the Okoboji Writers Retreat where roughly 150 people from across the country have come together to learn how to better communicate or how to get their work published. After the news stick around for my conversation with journalist Ty Rushing.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Almost Wall Street...all most;
  • Commodities in for a rough session?
  • Takata airbags back in the news;
  • More companies say goodbye to the office;
  • Danger looming in Washington;
  • Crypto Currencies under investigation;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Talking "near beer" and the come back.

Those stories plus you'll hear from journalist Ty Rushing who is making a name for him self in Iowa.  We'll talk about journalist journeys, agriculture, wages, business and more plus his new gig with the Iowa Starting Line.  To listen click here.

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Journalist Ty Rushing on Business, Agriculture & More

I've known Ty Rushing virtually for some time and we recently had the opportunity to meet during the Okoboji Writers Retreat. Here we talk about the business of journalism, his travels, his work as a business reporter and now as the Editor of Iowa Starting Line...a new gig for this very talented young may. You can follow him on Twitter @RushTheWriter.

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 August 2021

We're already done with Wednesday!  Throwback Thursday tomorrow...just a "heads up". Speaking of heads up here's what we've got for you today in the business news headlines:

  • Troubling news from the airline industry;
  • An international company pulls the plug on travel;
  • Backorders, workers and the virus;
  • Ford says absenteeism there hits 20% and why;
  • Salesforce says, business is good...very good;
  • The 5 fastest shrinking metros in the U.S.;
  • What EV beat Tesla in mileage...we'll share;
  • "The Tesla Cybertruck will be a disaster" who said it?
  •  The Wall Street Report;
  • Working from home a "mental toll"?

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 19 August 2021

It is the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines and it's a Throwback Thursday where you can check out our Twitter Stream for some shots from years back. Head to @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Cutting family ties over vaccinations;
  • More "Chip News"...chips people!
  • Winnebago: "Hello bright lights big city";
  • EV shares took a beating today and why;
  • Putting more $ into retirement accounts...a trend;
  • The typical Home Depot customer is...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • New unemployment claims are down big time;
  • "Experience you got...experience?" Newbies and jobs. 

Those stories plus a fascinating conversation with entrepreneur Nick Carter who comes from a multi-generational farm family.  He has created a way for farmers to get their diversified crops and critters to tables. Market Wagon is now in 15 states and growing...and they even have eight "foragers" who spend their days looking for farmer partners. To hear that story just 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.

Farm to Table - Market Wagon with Nick Carter

There has been a trend for some time among consumers; they want to know more about the food they eat. Where does it come from how is it produced and, even better, does it taste like...food? Taking a cue from his agriculture roots Nick Carter created a farm to table delivery service called Market Wagon. Here we talk about all the states Market Wagon serves, what started him down this path and why is it so important to his family and so many farming families in the United States.  Good stuff is just a click away! 

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 18 August 2021

As much of the world focuses on what is happening in Afghanistan we're focused on what's going on in the business world and away from politics.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Garth Brooks makes a business & health decision;
  • The White House says booster shots on the way;
  • The world's largest retailer is....
  • Experts said you would be spending less on your home;
  • Communities fighting back against dollar stores;
  • Rents, sad to say, are going up...like way up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Do we really, really need the 40 hour work week?

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.

 

 

 

Dr. Glenn Hurst on Rural America

Several weeks ago I sat down to do an interview with Glenn Hurst, M.D. about rural economic development, rural health care and his new book, "Where Your Hands Are: Memoir of an Indivisible".  At the time of our conversation I did not know he would soon announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate from the State of Iowa. But...he has.  Meet Dr. Glenn Hurst: 

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.

Visiting Iowa’s 942 Incorporated Communities with Dave Miglin

Five years ago, on a whim, Dave Miglin the Vice President of Media & Digital Services at Strategic America, a marketing & advertising agency, thought up the idea of visiting every one of the then 955 Incorporated Communities in Iowa.  Recently he finished that project and now wants to find ways to go back and help these towns find ways to capitalize on what they have.  From the tiny community of Le Roy to the redemption at West Bend. Listen as we name names and Dave shares some interesting stories about his journeys. 

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 26 July 2021

Welcome back to a Monday and the final Monday of July...where did that month go...right?  The business news rolls on and here's what we've got for you today:

  • The shipping crisis gets worse;
  • New home sales tanked in June and why;
  • Your Costco Membership fee is about to go up;
  • Wait! What's NOW in short supply at Costco;
  • Careful what you write for business reviews;
  • Cigarettes to completely go away; 
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More "Work from Home" troubles. Who will win?

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Sandi Yoder and Susan Jellinger from the Iowa Jewish Historical Society as they explain why they have been busy gathering the history of the Iowa Jewish Community. It's a whole lot of history coupled with business as they share some interesting stories of what they've learned and why they are doing this project.  To listen, just 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.

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