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Iowa State Fair hosted its first ever Sensory Friendly Morning

1 month ago   |   By Who TV

DES MOINES, Iowa - Many people love the sights and sounds of the Iowa State Fair but for some, it's too much to handle.
“You know, we all process through our senses,” said Dr. Teri Wahlig, CEO of ChildServe. “Light, sound, movement, even the texture of our clothing. Sometimes it's difficult to process all that input and if it's overwhelming it can be distressing for the individual.”
That's why the fair partnered with ChildServe to create a 'Sensory Friendly Morning' where everything is toned down - from the bright lights to the loud music. It's a game changer for kids like Tatum Haberl...
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What the approval for OTC hearing aids means for Iowans

What the approval for OTC hearing aids means for Iowans

1 month ago   |   By Who TV

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA - After years of bipartisan efforts, affordable hearing aids will be available over-the-counter in the United States in just two months.
On Tuesday , The Food and Drug Administration officially established a category for over-the-counter hearing aids to be sold. The fight for this to happen stems back years ago with U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Elizabeth Warren pushing through the bipartisan Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act in 2017.
"We've pressed the FDA to take action every step of the way - holding both Republican and Democratic administrations accountable...
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The Iowa State fair announced this year's best new food

The Iowa State fair announced this year's best new food

1 month ago   |   By Who TV

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa State Fair has tallied the votes online for the 'Peoples Choice' best new Fair Food.
'The Finisher' was selected, a giant baked potato stuffed with meat and cheese. The presentation was made by the Iowa State Fair Board to The Rib Shack, the creator of this new food delight.
"Baked potato and we got a barbecue rub, next layer is a big scoop of brisket, mac & cheese, pulled pork barbecue, and also sour cream and then the green onion," said Rib Shack owner Joni Bell. "We just tried to come up with something with all of our products on this trailer, say something...
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