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Cityview, Jeff Pitts and Stuff to DO!

Each week Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine stops by our studio to chat it up about "Stuff to DO in the Metro" this weekend into next week. Here we've got sports, a home show, an RV show, art, music and so much more. It's Friday FUN with Jeff. 

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.

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The Business News Headlines 8 February 2019

It was sort of a "Meh" day on Wall Street. Why?  We'll share that with you in today's edition of the Business News Headlines that include:

  • Is Amazon pulling out of New York City?
  • Wells Fargo another day of woes;
  • Wisconsin based Shopko to close hundreds of stores;
  • Finland and the Universal Basic Income report;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Also, that list of store closings for Shopko is right here.

In addition we're talking with Del Marion from the ZTL Foundation about the upcoming Black & Gold Ball that happens next Saturday. To hear that conversation click here.

And, because it is Friday, Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is with us to chat up Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. We've got sports, home shows, RV's and the arts... Here is that conversation.

Thanks for listening! 

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Stuff to DO in the Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine

Each Friday Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine joins me to talk about his picks for "Stuff to DO in the Metro" this weekend into next week and man, he's got a list. We're talking sports, the home show, the RV show, arts and so much more. That is just a click away. 

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.

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The Black & Gold Ball with Del Marion

It is one of THE social events of the year and Del Marion is here to talk about The Black and Gold Ball a function of the Zeta Kappa Lambda Foundation based in Des Moines. The Black & Gold Ball is a fantastic night that mixes celebration with opportunity as the organization awards scholarships to deserving students. Best thing is that YOU are invited. Tickets to the event that happens on the 16th are right here. What better Valentines Day Gift...you've gotta go. 

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.

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The Business News Headlines 7 February 2019

The business news headlines of the day deals with what happened and why on Wall Street, notes about the economy and stories of basic interest for people who are interested in what business is or is not doing. On tap today:

  • The meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping off;
  • That sent shock waves through Wall Street;
  • Twitter, for the first time, tells us how many daily users they have;
  • Wells Fargo customers not happy, for the second time in a week;
  • A growing slug of renter are....
  • Sears has been sold which could save 45,000 jobs;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus today we're talking with Dr. Mark Finkelstein the director of the Jewish Community Relations Commission of Iowa about the troubling rise in hate groups and in particular anti-semitic groups. What is the cause and what can you do about it. To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening.  

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The Troubling Rise of Anti-Semitism with Dr. Mark Finkelstein

A couple of weeks ago I attended a meeting with the area director of the Anti-Defamation League where she gave some stunning numbers about the rise in hate groups in particular anti-Jewish groups and their activities. Following the meeting I sat down with Dr. Mark Finkelstein the Director of the Jewish Community Relations Commission of Iowa to ask him about the issue. Here is our conversation: 

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.

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The Business News Headlines 6 February 2019

Each weekday we offer up the business news headlines on your time. No waiting around and you can take the podcast with you everywhere.  In the business news today:

  • The markets slip a bit;
  • Bit trouble in farm country;
  • J.C. Penny says out with appliances and furniture;
  • Chipotle is back in the news and this time it's good;
  • Food delivery apps are in hot water about pay issues;
  • Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the word, "cut";
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation with Burt Ward who played Robin on the classic T.V. show, Batman. We talk about family, dogs more dogs and his dog food business, Gentle Giant, that is just amazing. And, yes, we'll chat about Batman and Adam West as well.  To hear that conversation follow this link

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Burt Ward Talks Robin, Batman and Dogs

Over the years Burt Ward, aka Robin from the classic television show Batman, has been involved in the dog food business with something called Gentle Giant. Before that he ran a rescue in his California home for Great Danes...no, really! Not long ago I spent the day with Burt talking about dogs, the dog food business, canine nutrition, his family, Adam West and more. Here then is that conversation. 

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.

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The Business News Headlines 5 February 2019

The business news headlines all wrapped up for you right here and delivered on your time. No waiting around for a specific time, you can take this with you and listen when you want.  Here is what we've got today:

  • Small business owners/managers are getting worried about the future;
  • Earnings drove the markets today;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders takes on Walmart;
  • The word "Chunky" has been trademarked. No, really;
  • Yesterday GM was laying off workers; today they are needing 1,000;
  • Pot without...plants? Yep;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus in for The Interview is our friend Carlos Alvarez a Senior Training Consultant for Tero International. We'll be talking about effective communication and how you can achieve it and what it will mean to your career and your personal life. To hear that segment click here

Thanks for listening!

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Becoming an Effective Communicator with Carlos Alvarez

Becoming an effective communicator doesn't always come naturally. But, once you master the techniques your efforts at communicating ideas, direction and purpose there's a positive impact on your career and personal life. In this segment I'll visit with Carlos Alvarez a Senior Training Consultant with Tero International. Carlos has, for years, taught something called "Impact - Speak Your Way to Success" and we'll talk about who takes the course and why. Plus Carlos will offer some tips to help you better understand effective communication.

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.

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