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This Week on the News Hour

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie: Each day, along IOB_RGB web 1 with the business news of the Des Moines Metro and some marketing tips we bring you interesting interviews with news-makers, business people and entrepreneurs during the only hour-long business broadcast in the region.  We're local and live Monday - Friday on 1350-KRNT starting at 5PM Central.  Here's the guest list for this week:

Monday - We're talking about the economic development impact that visitors to the Metro create with Greg Edwards of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Then we're talking start-ups and female entrepreneurs and more with Tom Swartwood of Drake University.

Tuesday - We welcome John Hale to the studio to talk about aging resources in Iowa and the work he does to fix some nasty issues.  We then switch gears and visit with Stephen Wilkie-Shapiro about the rehabilitation of some historic homes and buildings and the economic impact that has on the community.

Wednesday - Gordon Fisher is the Vice President of the Des Moines Community Foundation we'll talk about its mission and what you need to know about this great charity. Then in the second half-hour we welcome Chuck Kuba of Iowa Diamond.  He's got an interesting business model and we wanted to learn more.

Thursday - Our friend Ralph Rosenberg of the Iowa Environmental Council comes to the studio to talk about Iowa issues and what they mean to the economy and his work in addressing those issues. 

Friday - We lighten the load on Friday with Steve Mathews from the Radio Garage of Urbandale.  We're talking about a business that has grown and where they have lots of "fun".  In the second half-hour we make welcome our friend Chaden Halfhill from Silent Rivers a design and build company that rocks.

Those guests and the business news of the Des Moines Metro, daily, at 5PM on 1350-KRNT. And, because we know you can't always listen on "our time" we've created a podcast page where you can download the news interviews via desktop, laptop or mobile.

Insight on Business the News Hour is made possible through the support of Mr. B Clothing of Clive, The Fireplace SuperStore of Urbandale, The Warren County Economic Development Corporation of Indianola, The Kreamer Law firm of West Des Moines, ReMax Real Estate Concepts of Des Moines, Westside Auto Pros of Clive,  West Bank of Des Moines, Merit Resources of Des Moines, the Iowa Computer Club of Des Moines and The Rick Davis Team of Des Moines.

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