Brian Gongol Show on WHO Radio - December 17, 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.

This week

This week in technology: Yahoo data breach

Yahoo had a big breach, and it took years to find out and report. But they say a billion accounts were compromised.

You can do everything right and still be susceptible.

But go ahead and do everything right anyway:

This week in technology: Twitter integrates Periscope

They want you to live-stream your world

Making money: Federal Reserve hikes rates

It's still a historically low rate, but the Federal Reserve sees signs of inflation. No surprise: What Trump promises is highly inflationary.

Mind your business

Alan Thicke article

I grew up in the 80s. Watched three sitcoms about nuclear families: "Family Ties", "The Cosby Show", and "Growing Pains". TV dads aren't supposed to die young.

Endorsement: "Occupied"

Unsolicited endorsement: "Occupied" on Netflix. Forget everything you would ever assume about a subtitled Norwegian drama about a Russian invasion triggered by an overreaction to climate change. Just watch this show. Utterly riveting television. Everything that would be blood and guts in an American show is done three times better in this show via subtlety and understatement. And in times like these, we need to be reminded that bad things don't always happen in big steps, but rather in tiny, incremental incidents when individuals surrender their moral bearings.

Nutella hair dye

Trump article

Weekend reading: Competence, with a flaw.

Kickers

Coming up

Iowa Hawkeye basketball at the Hy-Vee Classic, squaring off against my UNI Panthers. Pregame now, tipoff at 3:30.

Tune in for Iowa Hawkeye women's basketball tomorrow at 2 against Drake.

No show next week. Special Christmas Eve programming instead, starting at 2. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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