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Jeff Stein of News/Talk 1540 KXEL on Broadcasting, The Spoken Word and Birthdays

Each Sunday it's Insight on Business the News Hour, Week in Review that airs on News Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa.  Recently we were asked to join that staff for an 80th Birthday Party for the station.  It was a great adventure being able to mingle with the many listeners who joined us for the afternoon. We went along with Ken Chester from Roadworthy Drive, and had a great time in an open mic conversation with fans of the station.  Here is a conversation with News Director Jeff Stein about the impact of radio, the spoken word, the future of news and a bit about the birthday.  Enjoy...we sure did! 

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. 

Birthdays, Broadcasting, The Spoken Word and the Impact with Jeff Stein

Each Sunday it's Insight on Business the News Hour, Week in Review that airs on News Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa.  Recently we were asked to join that staff for an 80th Birthday Party for the station.  It was a great adventure being able to mingle with the many listeners who joined us for the afternoon. We went along with Ken Chester from Roadworthy Drive, and had a great time in an open mic conversation with fans of the station.  Here is a conversation with News Director Jeff Stein about the impact of radio, the spoken word, the future of news and a bit about the birthday.  Enjoy...we sure did! 

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 28 July 2022

We kick things off today with a good news story: Did you hear how McDonald’s used data to become…real and caring? It's a big marketing win we need to share. It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 28th of July, thanks, everybody for being with us. Also, a 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:

  • Digital, Data Marketing that wins;
  • It happened and folks are trying to figure it out;
  • Jet Blue to acquire Spirit and what that means;
  • Home builders say "Recession!";
  • Remember house bidding?  Slowing;
  • Ford says they have too many people;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Might the fed pivot and lower rates?
  • Green is going away says Coke and others.

That's a wrap and 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 27 July 2022

The Fed raised interest rates today and Chair Jerome Powell said something very…interesting and that lit up Wall Street.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 27th day of July…thanks, everybody for being with us. And, stick around for the conversation with entrepreneur, author and coach Sarah Young.  Also, a 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:

  • Fed Chair Jerome Powell said...
  • Biden just may have ended the fuel crisis;
  • When diners get angry...what do you do?
  • The list of unhealthy food choices is out;
  • Walmart to slash prices and we have that list;
  • More semi-conductor chips in your future;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gen Z gives social media a big..."Meh..."

For the interview you'll meet Sarah Young author, speaker and entrepreneur Sarah Young.  Her book, Expansive Impact - An Invitation to Lead in Everyday Moments is so impactful in the way it defines how we can always "be on" yet lead with our heart.  Here is a wide ranging conversation about the book and about her business Zing Collaborative. 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. 

 

The Business News Headlines 26 July 2022

Retail got hit today following a dismal report by…Walmart.  When you are the biggest it often, as it did today, impact other companies. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 26th day of July, thanks for being with us everybody. Also, a 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...and thanks for listening!

  • Walmart troubles and consumers;
  • So how overstocked is Walmart?
  • The Fed and Interest Rates...tomorrow;
  • Are U.S. and European banks guilty of war crimes?
  • The future of WWE minus Vince McMahon;
  • Target to open more distribution and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Renting in NYC means real...pain.

For the interview you'll meet Paul Pate the Secretary of State for Iowa. No, we're not talking politics but business. From the record number of LLC's created in just one year and what that means to why Iowa seems attractive to immigrants and what his office has done to streamline business filings.  To hear 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. 

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate on Business & Opportunity

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with the Secretary of State for Iowa, Paul Pate to talk business. We were at the recent 80th Birthday Party for News/Talk 1450 KXEL and I wanted to know more about how the Secretary of State's Office assists businesses, what changes he has made to the office and talk about the astounding number of LLC's that have registered in just one year.  Also, a remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Here now is Iowa Secretary of State, Paul Pate: 

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 22 July 2022

Once again, the worry is in when it comes to social media and advertising revenue.  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 22nd day of July…thanks for being with us. Before we get into the news a note about recessions and advertising/marketing. Advertisers who cut back on their ad spends during tough economic times lose market share while those who continue gain. So, you want proof?  Here's an article we wrote several years ago that speaks that that very issue. One other thing: Remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Recession scares advertisers and social media;
  • "Nobody want to work anymore!" The myth;
  • Cannabis news from the U.S.;
  • Cannabis news from Canada;
  • Struggling to pay bills? You are not alone;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Love or Money?  Love, it seems loses out.

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 21 July 2022

In yet another surprise U.S. jobless claims were up and over expectations. and that caused us to do a double take.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 21st of July, thanks, as always, everybody for being here. And, a reminder that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Those jobless numbers surprised and what that means;
  • Wall Street posted another winning day;
  • Fighting unions this time Chipotle? 
  • More corporate job cuts announced;
  • EV prices and consumer reluctance but, there is a but;
  • Snap stock...well, snaps;
  • Consumers and brand loyalty. You need to hear this;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Americans now priced out of...America?

For the interview we're talking with Ro Crosbie the President/CEO of Tero International about the opportunities and the challenges of the remote workforce. How can leaders better position their workers and those teams? What should they know in advance and how can they become a motivating factor? Asked and answered 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. 

Opportunities and Challenges of the Remote Workforce - Tero International

The pandemic has changed everything. From how we shop to how we interact with friends and family. But one of the biggest disrupters has been the relationship between workers and the office. Here you'll meet Ro Crosbie the President/CEO of Tero International as we talk about the challenges and the opportunities presented by this new paradigm. From dealing with individual workers to teams, leaders need to, truly, be on their game.  

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 20 July 2022

One of the Big Three automakers to cut 8,000 jobs…and why.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 20th day of July….thanks, everybody for being with us. And, a remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Ford, Cash, EV's and Production;
  • Is the "Bear" hibernating?
  • McDonald's brings back a favorite;
  • What? Boycott Walgreens?  And why;
  • Another retail company said to eye bankruptcy;
  • Could GM be getting into restoration?
  • Remember when Tesla was big on Bitcoin?
  • We've got some positive chip news;
  • Where are the "job quitters" going?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Vacations  out of reach for many Americans.

For the interview you'll meet Lisa Carponelli and Kim Hopkins the entrepreneurs behind Velorosa - Cycling Wear for Bike-Minded Women.  They launched during RAGBRAI (Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) in 2017 and still going strong. The who, what, where and why of Velorosa 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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