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Warren Varley for Iowa State Senate

Every so often we get to visit with people running for public office. Today you'll meet farmer and lawyer Warren Varley who is running for the Iowa State Senate in District 10 a vast area of Adair, Cass, Dallas, Guthrie, and Polk Counties. We talk about what he sees as ways to improve the quality of life in not only those counties but all of Iowa and how the state needs to pay attention to our rural communities. And, yes, he has a plan. Meet Warren Varley...

The Business News and More 9 September 2020

Several jarring things happened today and yet the markets moved upward. Why? That's just one of the stories we've got for you today:

  • What were investors thinking today;
  • Jobs...will we really ever fill what is out there;
  • Amazon says they have jobs paying $150,000 a year;
  • Marty McFly...your truck is getting ready;
  • Folks leaving the city may be good for DIY;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Comfy clothing in larger sizes...hmmmmm.

Those stories plus an extended and exclusive interview with Sarah Trone-Garriott who is running for the Iowa State Senate in Senate District 22 (Clive, Windsor Heights, West Des Moines and Waukee). To be sure, at the start it seems this is a hyper-local story but what we talk about is happening all over Iowa and the nation.  To listen, click here.

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Meet Sarah Trone-Garriott Candidate Iowa Senate District 22

When we started this conversation I thought it might be something we could call "Hyper-Local" however the issues that are raised by my guest Sarah Trone-Garriott are much larger than simply those of Iowa State Senate District 22. Here you'll learn more about her and her family. The struggles many are facing and we'll talk about responsibility and leadership moving forward. Click through...and meet Sarah for Iowa.  

The Business News Headlines & More 8 September 2020

Welcome back and we hope you in Canada and the U.S. had a good Labor Day Holiday. By the way, you want to follow us on Twitter it's @IOB_NewsHour.  On the newscast today:

  • Tesla stock tumbles big time;
  • Airline stocks and summer driving;
  • Consumers and their credit;
  • Demand for oil dries up...again;
  • Apple and their big event is coming;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Feeling "socially awkward"?

Those stories PLUS I'll visit with Brent Roske, a noted filmmaker, who is bringing back Roske on Politics. We'll talk about his love for film, the films he's done with some cast members from West Wing and then get into what Roske on Politics is, where you can see it and also about the power Iowa has when it comes to national elections. Oh...and he has an amazing bit of trivia about Congress and Iowa...that shocked me.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Roske on Politics for 2020

He's a returning guest to the Business News Hour, Brent Roske has a love affair with politics and helping people understand the candidates and their positions...not in thirty second clips but in long-form interviews. Here we visit with Brent about the new show which will air on We Are Iowa WOI-TV5 as well as his site Roske.TV and a conversation about the impact Iowa has with the Iowa Caucus, which is yet another passion for this talented filmmaker. Learn more about that here at Keep Iowa First. Meet Brent: 

The Business News Headlines 3 September 2020

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines. And, follow us along on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What goes up, must come down;
  • Taco Bell - Pandemic Menu Adjustments;
  • Jeep had a virtual reveal today;
  • The job numbers are...shocking;
  • 30% of Americans think the economy is just...fine;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A double dip recession?

Those stories plus a hyper-local conversation with Betty Devine who is running to become a county supervisor in Polk County, Iowa. We talk about her experience, various reforms, budgets and how she wants to better inform county residents about systems and accessibility. Meet Betty Devine here. 

Thanks for listening! 

Meet Betty Devine - Polk County Supervisor Election

With 40 years of experience working for Polk County, Iowa  Betty Devine says it's that experience which is needed as our area becomes more diverse and citizens need to better  understand the role the Supervisors play in their daily life. Here we get hyper-local and talk about issues she believes are important as well as give some information  as to how supervisors are elected and where her district sits.  Here is candidate Betty Devine and here is her website

The Business News Headlines 16 April 2020

You would think that with the lousy jobs report that came out today the markets would have...well gone down. They didn't and we'll share that story and more.  Here's what we've got lined up for you:

  • Meat processing factories closing the impact...
  • Who loses if we lose the U.S. Postal Service;
  • Gold's Gym to close 30 facilities;
  • Oil prices continue to fall...and why;
  • Healthcare workers get a bonus from Mazda;
  • Starbucks has a "plan";
  • U.S.home building stalled out;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Booze, we're talkin' booze.

Those stories plus The Iowa Secretary of State is mailing out Absentee Ballot Requests to every Iowa voter including "no party" voters who can declare themselves as a Democrat or a Republican to vote by mail.  Here I visit with Jamie Fitzgerald who is the County Auditor for Polk County. Listen as we talk about what is happening across the state and the critical importance of voting by mail. And, if you follow the link above you can go directly to his office to request a mail in ballot. To listen, click here. 

Thanks for listening!

Voting? Vote By Mail with Jamie Fitzgerald

There is a primary election happening on the second of June. But...and this is a BIG BUT...out of an abundance of caution County Auditors are busy combining polling places and, more importantly, encouraging Iowans to vote by mail.  The Iowa Secretary of State is mailing out Absentee Ballot Requests to every Iowa voter including "no party" voters who can declare themselves as a Democrat or a Republican to vote by mail.  Here I visit with Jamie Fitzgerald who is the County Auditor for Polk County. Listen as we talk about what is happening across the state and the critical importance of voting by mail. And, if you follow the link above you can go directly to his office to request a mail in ballot.  Go! 

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The Business News Headlines 10 April 2020

While the markets are closed for Good Friday that doesn't keep us away from the top business news stories of the day. Here's what we've got teed up for you:

  • Consumer prices have fallen...a bunch;
  • New real estate listings also off the mark;
  • The unemployment number and where we're headed;
  • Walmart CEO says, "Stop shopping, so often";
  • Farm prices and COVID19 - It's confusing;
  • 3M sues for "price gouging";
  • An open economy by 1 May? Don't bet on it;
  • You baking yet?

Those stories plus on our Business Newsmaker Line is candidate Eddie Mauro who is running to represent the Democrats for the U.S. Senate this coming November. Here we talk a bit about who Eddie is, leadership, management, business and much more. Here is Part One.

In this, the second part of our two-part conversation with Eddie Mauro we focus a bit on policy issues from health insurance to housing, the disparity of income, climate change and more. Here is Part Two.

Thanks for listening.

 

 

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