Brian Gongol Show on WHO Radio - May 1, 2016

Brian Gongol


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.


Please note: These show notes may be in various stages of completion -- ranging from brainstormed notes through to well-polished monologues. Please excuse anything that may seem rough around the edges, as it may only be a first draft of a thought and not be fully representative of what was said on the air.

Brian Dean is leaving us

Out with the usual programming this week, as it is our friend Brian Dean's last show. He is taking a well-deserved radio retirement.

We closed his time with us by reminiscing about some long-past episodes of the show. We've been around long enough that some things have changed a lot, others haven't changed at all, and plenty of things that worried us back then are haunting our world today:

September 28, 2003 (power outages and Iowa)

December 28, 2003 (Gephardt's laughable "international minimum wage")

February 29, 2004 (the lies behind Social Security)

February 20, 2005 (Iowa's community colleges a better investment than Vision Iowa)

August 14, 2005 (joking about the "freshman 15" can mean expulsion)

January 15, 2006 (socialism moves in down South)

April 2, 2006 (we're raiding the emergency fund)

July 30, 2006 (if home prices stay flat, will Americans keep buying stuff?)

November 19, 2006 (the passing of Milton Friedman)

November 4, 2007 (still no talk of Medicare reform...Federal spending...Citigroup CEO quits)

February 10, 2008 (President Bush goes "Brewster's Millions"...too much state spending...the end of Netscape Navigator)

May 18, 2008 (unemployment now lower than ever...recovering from a disasater...creative stop signs)

July 6, 2008 (fiscal independence for America...education in the future...Chinese troops on Segways)

December 7, 2008 (end of the Register's editorial cartoon...putting unemployment in perspective...saving the difference on gas prices)

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