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The Windsor Heights, Iowa Book Fair with Tyler Granger

Sometimes, even though we have an international audience, we get to do some hyper-local things and that's what you're getting today.  Why? Because we think this is such a neat idea we hope that someone in another town, state or nation might pick up on the idea and do a local book fair where you live. Here you'll meet Tyler Granger from Windsor Heights, Iowa who has put together a book fair featuring Iowa writers ranging from history to news to romance to mystery to children's books.  He has done a masterful job in promoting the event as well. The event is on October 3rd starting at noon and HERE is a link to that Facebook Page

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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 17 August 2022

It's happening again, workers at another Amazon facility have just filed to form a…you guessed it…a union.  It’s the business news Headlines for Wednesday the 17th of August, thanks for being with us everybody. Also remember to click through for a hyper-local story that spells family fun. 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:

  • Amazon and more union news;
  • The markets fell today and why;
  • There is an energy crisis in Europe;
  • Profits tanked at Target for 2 reasons;
  • Some great Girl Scout Cookie news;
  • The higher cost of school supplies;
  • Upscale shops use this tricky...trick;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More student debt is forgiven.

For the interview you'll meet Lauren Campbell who is one of the organizers of an upcoming hyper-local event in Windsor Heights, Iowa. Sure this is very local but it does offer a better look at this community of 5,200 folks smack dab in the middle of the Greater Des Moines Metro. Learn more about the Windsor Heights Fall Festival and our town by clicking this link.

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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 Windsor Heights Fall Festival - Meet Lauren Campbell

We are about to get "hyper-local" on you with a story about a new event happening in our community of Windsor Heights, Iowa. For those of you not familiar with our "village" know that we are situated in the middle of the Greater Des Moines Metro. So, it's like fifteen minutes from everywhere and the home to roughly 5,200 people. Here we talk about the Windsor Heights Fall Festival that takes place in September. Lauren Campbell, who also happens to be a business woman and a city councilor shares what to expect and how to get involved. Plus a shout out to Councilor Susan Skeries yet another of the driving forces behind this event.  Come...see us! 

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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 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!

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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. 

Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Cityview

Each week we welcome back Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine for a hyper-local look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. And, as always he's got a list.  We start out talking rodeo...with a back story. Move on to the Des Moines Playhouse and Pigeons. Drake men's basketball is on tap this weekend and next week. There is a Chili Cook Off in Windsor Heights on Saturday and it's a benefit. No Sleep Stand Up over at Wooly's on Saturday night. Some great live jazz at one of the finest places in the city Noce! Blues in the warmth of the Botanical Gardens. The Iowa Wolves are in action next week as is Drake women's basketball and the Winter Gymnastics event and Chow's Winter Classic next week as well.  Enjoy! 

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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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine comes to the studio to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. We have a Fun Friday chatting it up about some great events like the Drake Observatory Lecture series on Friday Night. Then there is KISS from the Des Moines Ballet. Can't you see Gene Simons in a tutu? The Addams Family is in Altoona. The Downtown Farmers Market and Halloween. We've got the Cityview "21 From 2021" event happening in Windsor Heights. Straight No Chaser is in town, wrestling, Beggars Night and more. Have some fun already, you deserve it!

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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.

Meet Mike Jones for Mayor of Windsor Heights, Iowa

Living in a small community...even one that is surrounded by the Des Moines Metro...has some advantages. Windsor Heights, Iowa has roughly 5,000 folks living in this "land-locked" city. While small it does have the ability to do some big things and one of those is business development. Here Mike Jones, who is running for Mayor of Windsor Heights sits down to talk about his race, why he decided to run and some thoughts about roads, waterways, taxes, housing, diversity, branding and...yes...business development.  Meet Mike!

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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.

A Medical Cannabis Update with Steven Wilson of MedPharm

You would think that now, nearly three years into medical cannabis being legal in the State of Iowa folks might have a better handle on the changes that have been taking place. However, there remains lots of misinformation about what is legal, what works, how it works, how products are made and who can take advantage of them. Here returning guest Steven Wilson the dispensary manager for MedPharm sits down to give us the real story and, perhaps, where all of this may go. Learn more about Iowa's Newest Crop...

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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview!

Each week we welcome Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine to talk about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. It's a hyper-local segment and...hey, even if your listening in Germany you can get a taste of what the heck we do here. A programing note: We had a difficult time with our audio as Jeff was not in his studio and had to remote in with his phone. But...there is some fun stuff just a click away. From sports to the very funny Willie Farrell, Zoo Talk, Coke Syrup Races...no, really and more! 

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.  

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