The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie, now in our sixth year, is a production of our advertising agency, Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications and is the only daily, hour-long business news broadcast in the Midwest. You can hear the broadcast Monday - Friday at 4:30pm on our Radio Blog, and each Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL starting at 2pm. The Business News Hour is made possible through the sponsorship of: Iowa Workforce Development, Aureon of West Des Moines, The Strudl Haus of Des Moines, Tero International, The Iowa Business Journals, Country Vet Naturals and AARP-Iowa with state headquarters in Des Moines.
Home sales dropped in June...why? We'll tell you. President Trump was very busy today on Twitter. Who he went after and why. It's Monday so we've got to have a Papa John's story...right? Tesla back in the news. Lottery in Iowa is a big deal. We've got the markets and our friend Donald Kaul died just yesterday the first day of RAGBRAI. Click through for the news.
Every day we hear about the lack of talent to fill thousands of jobs across the country. Here we sit down with Kate Brick and Richard Andre from the non-partisan New American Economy and talk about the issue and a report just released that points to the need of a new pool of workers in not only the Des Moines Metro but across Iowa. Case in point, Iowa is currently home to more than 160,000 immigrants—a population larger than the city of Cedar Rapids. Between 2010 and 2016, Iowa’s foreign-born population grew by more than 15.2 percent an important statistic given the low birth rate in the state. In addition we talk about the economic impact that can be attained...or missed.
Each week Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer comes by to give us some insight as to business networking and education opportunities. We kick it off talking about the young people from Africa who are at Drake seeking assistance in their businesses and then a bit about the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and then dive into a couple of events and places to go to network. Click through!
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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunes, Stitcher 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.