February 18, 2011

Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You

With David E. Kyvig, Ph.D. (Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, History Department, Northern Illinois University), and , and Myron A. Marty, Ph.D. (Ann G. and Sigurd E. Anderson University Professor Emeritus and Dean of Arts and Sciences Emeritus, Drake University)


February 16, 2011

Theodor SEUSS Geisel

With Donald E. Pease, Ph.D. (Professor of English The Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities Director, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, Dartmouth College)


February 16, 2011

Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality

Guest: Jonathan Weiner.

In the twentieth century alone, the human life expectancy has increased by more than thirty years. Some scientists believe that it's time for the next big leap—this time into complete immortality. Today on Focus, science writer Jonathan Weiner joins the show to explain some of the science behind this heart-pounding research and the dramatic tale of how aging may be conquered once and for all—even in this lifetime.


February 11, 2011

Stress Less: The New Science That Shows Women How to Rejuvenate the Body and the Mind

Guest: Thea Singer.

When we poke and prod at our gray hairs and wrinkles, we don't normally think of stress as being their cause. In fact, says science journalist Thea Singer, the true culprit may not just be the wear and tear of age, but chronic stress. Today on Focus, she'll explain some of the research that led her to these findings, and offer tips on recognizing and treating stress.


February 10, 2011

Current Events in Egypt

With Asef Bayat, Ph.D. (Professor of Sociology and Middle East Studies, University of Illinois), and Kenneth Cuno, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of History, African Studies, LAS Global Studies, and South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois)


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