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WILL - Focus - June 07, 2012

Computers

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(Duration: 51:24)

Debra Fligor, Network Engineer, Campus Information Technologies and Education Services, University of Illinois

James Eyrich, Security Engineer, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois

Host: Craig cohen

Categories: Technology




WILL - Focus - June 05, 2012

Marco Polo: From Venice To Xanadu

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(Duration: 50:21)

Lawrence Bergreen, Writer

Host: David Inge

Marco Polo was only 17 when he set out for Asia with his father and uncle. By his return, 24 years later, he had traveled to places few Europeans had ever seen. He wanted his name to live forever as the greatest traveler of all time, but found it difficult to convince his fellow Venetians that he had actually done what he had claimed. In a program from the archives, Laurence Bergreen talks about the life of Marco Polo, one of the first Europeans to travel extensively through Asia.

This is a repeat broadcast from Thursday, January 17, 2008, 11 am

Categories: Geography, History

WILL - Focus - June 05, 2012

The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-Shek and the Struggle for Modern China

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(Duration: 51:15)

Jay Taylor, Writer

Host: David Inge
image from book cover of The Generalissimo

At the time of his death, Chiang Kai-shek was widely viewed as a brutal dictator, a failed military leader, and the man who lost the mainland to Mao Zedong.  Jay Taylor says that was once his assessment too, but after doing research on the life of the Chinese leader, Taylor says he says he came to see Chiang as a complex figure--not the complete villain the West sees nor the saint long revered in Taiwan. We’ll rebroadcast an interview with Jay Taylor author of "The Generalissimo."

This is a repeat broadcast from Wednesday, July 08, 2009, 10 am

Categories: Books and Reading, History

WILL - Focus - June 04, 2012

Treatment of Migraines

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(Duration: 50:35)

Robert Cranston, M.D., Neurologist, Carle Physician Group

Host: David Inge
Robert Cranston

More than 29 million Americans experience migraines, painful headaches often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. More common in women than in men, these headaches can last for hours or even days. We’ll review the basics on migraines. We’ll talk about the most common triggers, and explore treatments available for migraine sufferers. Our guest will be Dr. Robert Cranston, neurologist with the Carle Physician Group.

Categories: Health

WILL - Focus - June 04, 2012

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

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(Duration: 49:48)

Ezra F. Vogel, Ph.D., Henry Ford II Research Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

Host: David Inge
Ezra Vogel

This interview was recorded on January 26, 2012

We’ll bring you a conversation with one of America’s leading scholars of East Asia, Ezra Vogel, emeritus professor of social sciences at Harvard. His 1979 best-selling book "Japan as Number One," predicted the rise of Japan as an economic powerhouse. His most recent book looks at China’s development and role Deng Xiaoping played in that country’s modernization. The first book, he says, played a role in educating America about Japan. His hope is that the new book will do the same for China.

This is a repeat broadcast from Monday, January 30, 2012, 10 am


WILL - Focus - June 01, 2012

Dog Care and Behavior

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(Duration: 52:13)

Jim Kuehl, Dog Trainer

Carole Lindholm, Dog Trainer

Host: David Inge
Jim Kuehl and Carole Lindholm

Dog trainers Jim Kuehl and Carole Lindholm, both with the Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana, join us. Jim raises Malamutes. Carole has a Golden and a Doodle. If you share a passion for dogs and the bond we share, join us. Your phone calls and email messages about dogs will be invited.

Categories: Animals, How-to

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