Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production
of our advertising agency, Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications and is the only daily, hour-long business broadcast in the region. The News Hour is made possible through the sponsorship of: Iowa Soft Water of the Des Moines Metro, Aureon of West Des Moines, Iowa Computer Repair of Windsor Heights, ReMax Real Estate Concepts of the Des Moines Metro, the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, DWebware of Urbandale, The Strudl Haus of Des Moines, Manpower of Central Iowa, Tero International and the Kreamer Law Firm of West Des Moines.
We connected with filmmaker Tom Laughlin several years ago when he was working on the first season of American Barn Stories and, in that work, touched on a story about a barn in West Des Moines. Tom has a production company, Kovia, in Wisconsin a "one man band" that puts together powerful stories for television and for private use. We talked a bit about that and his new project of helping counties tell their story. Here, on our Newsmaker Line is Tom Laughlin: