Focus

Focus

Focus is a weekly, half hour public affairs program covering a wide range of topics, addressing issues in the greater Des Moines area and the entire state of Iowa, hosted by WHO Radio's Sue Danielson.... Show More

Episodes

September 18, 2019 26 min

Jen Hemmel, Go Red for Women, American Heart Association preview// Laura Jackman, Iowa Heart Foundation, donating A-E-D's// Ryan Moffat, City of Des Moines East Village plans// Tivone Feeley, Iowa DNR, Bur Oak Blight

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September 11, 2019 27 min

Mike Ralston, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, US trade deals// Georgia Van Gundy, Iowa Business Council, immigration policy// Dr. Shawn Spooner, Unity Point Health-Des Moines concussions// Beth Turner, American Lung Association, vaping issues// Suzanne Conrad, Iowa Donor Network, Logan's Law takes effect in Iowa// Tom Colvin, Animal Rescue League of Iowa, record numbers

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August 29, 2019 26 min

Michael Moraine, Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs, State Historical Building renovation// Courtney Shaw, Greater Des Moines Partnership-Caucus Consortium// Staci Hupp, Iowa Department of Education, work based clearinghouse// Tom Keating, Iowa High School Athletic Assn, parental sportsmanship//

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August 23, 2019 26 min

Phil Roeder, Des Moines Public Schools// Jordan Powers, Des Moines Art Center// Ron Edwards, Ames Animal Shelter// Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parezik//

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August 14, 2019 26 min

Dr. Jonathan Crosbie, Des Moines University, shares poison ivy advice// Rathbun Lake Operations Manager Phil Brown discusses blue-green algae// Eric Pruess, Iowa Department of Public Health discusses new gambling study//

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August 9, 2019 26 min

Bridges of Iowa drug treatment// Unity Point-Des Moines, prescription drug abuse prevention course for Iowa teens// Prevent Blindness Iowa, Shot in the Dark event// Painted Lady butterfly invasion in Iowa//

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August 2, 2019 26 min

Prevent Blindness Iowa, Shot in the Dark fundraiser// Back to school vaccinations, Polk County/Story County Health// Lennox furnace giveway-Marshalltown tornado recovery// Union Pacific's Big Boy Steam engine comes to Iowa

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July 25, 2019 26 min

Computer science for Iowa kindergarteners// Des Moines Blank Park Zoo's efforts to make special needs visitors more comfortable// Stop the Bleed Initiative comes to Iowa State Fair// Iowa Heart Center Foundation's AED grant program

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July 17, 2019 27 min

Polk County Housing Trust Fund// Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa// Blank Children's Hospital Foundation// City of Ames, Rummage Rampage

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July 12, 2019 26 min

Iowa State University study on Minecraft and creativity// Iowa Business Council report// Polk County Health summer health tips

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July 3, 2019 26 min

Project No Silence plans event in Johnston// Clive family tells story of son's near drowning//

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June 27, 2019 26 min

Des Monies Waterworks improvements// Orchard Place (DM) plans Moonlight Classic// Safe Kids of Greater Des Moines, summer safety// Des Moines Police fireworks reminders// Ames Triathlon//

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June 21, 2019 26 min

Hope Ministries// LifeServe Blood Center// VA Medical Center of Central Iowa// Project Aware// City of Clive// Living History Farms//

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June 14, 2019 26 min

Kami Rankin, Julie Perreault, Easter Lake renovation// Deanna Frazier, FEMA, flood recover update// Donald Lewis, I-S-U Entomology, mosquito outlook//

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June 7, 2019 26 min

Public Affairs: Dr. Amy Shriver, Blank Childrens Hospital// Cora Fox, Center for Rural Affairs// Brian Soenan, Project Aware// Tom Colvin, Animal Rescue League of Iowa// Kit Curran, Salisbury House- Des Moines

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May 31, 2019 26 min

Flood of '93 revisited, Flood scammers, Safe kayaking and Des Moines architectural tours

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May 24, 2019 26 min

Cory Kennedy, Iowa Games (Ames) preview// Becky Wampler-Bland of Wellmark Foundation, playground grants for Urbandale, Ames, Woodward-Granger// Susan Stocker and Justin Eighmy of the Iowa DNR, Iowa boating safety

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May 17, 2019 26 min

Dr. Ann Garvey, Iowa Department of Public Health, Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus// Dr. Shawn Spooner, Unity Point-Health Urbandale sports medicine// Kristi Knous, Central Iowa Water Trails Incubator// Ann Jackson, Marshalltown teacher, WWI eulogy project

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May 10, 2019 26 min

MS Walk in Des Moines//Head for the Cure 5K run-walk in West Des Moines// Hoover Presidential Library and Museum exhibit in West Branch// Iowa DNR's Todd Robertson on water recreation safety// Reiman Gardens in Ames

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May 3, 2019 53 min

Andy Bartlett, Ledges State Park Camping kick off weekend// Peggy Huppert, Beautiful Minds fundraiser for National Alliance on Mental Health// Alyssa DePhillips, American Lung Association, Central Iowa Lung Expo// Gina Mandernach, Unity Point (John Stoddard Cancer Center) and Crystal Tallman, MercyOne, Cancer Survivor's Day preview//

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