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The Brian Gongol Show can be heard on WHO Radio in Des Moines, Iowa on 1040 AM or streaming online at WHORadio.com. The show airs from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Central Time on Saturday afternoons. Podcasts of show highlights are also available.


The Iowa State Fair is coming up in about a month, and in case you're looking for ways to emerge from the Fair without looking like the Big Boar, here's a little hint: While the Iowa State Fair is best-known for food on a stick and fried, well, everything, cotton candy turns out to be practically a health food by comparison with everything else. Sure, it's really just a big pile of sugar, but at least that's where the damage stops. And a full-sized serving of cotton candy is only about a hundred empty calories.

Obviously, the State Fair is about the last place most people are thinking about their health, but about the time the fair rolls around, we're expecting to be looking at the new health-care system as proposed by the White House. There's lots of debate to go around about what to do with health care in America, but let's get two big ideas out there:

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