a tornado in Roanoke, Illinois, 2004
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May 31, 2013

Summer Meteorology

This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with former WILL meteorologist Ed Kieser about summer storms and tornado preparedness. We welcome your calls and questions!


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book cover
May 30, 2013

The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry

The fifth edition of the Diagnostics and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders, which is used to diagnose mental illness, has been the subject of much debate. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk with author and psychotherapist Gary Greenberg about the DSM-5 and why it’s so much more controversial than the DSM-4.


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Young people
WILL/Lindsey Moon
May 29, 2013

The Me Me Me Generation?

Are you a twentysomething? Are you the parent or grandparent of a twentysomething? We talked about the prejudice against the young today on Focus. 


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A painted mural of "Uncle Joe" Cannon on the side of a building in downtown Danville at the corner of Harrison and Vermilion streets depicts the Time Magazine cover he was featured on.
Pam Dempsey
May 28, 2013

Uncle Joe Cannon

Many consider Joseph Gurney Cannon one of the most dominant speakers of the House of Representatives in U.S. history. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk about the life and legacy of Uncle Joe Cannon.


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Elizabeth Ambros is pictured above at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina after she returned home from Iraq in 2009.
Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Ambros
May 27, 2013

Women in Combat and the Transition to Civilian Life after the Military

This hour on Focus, we listen back to a conversation we had with Illinois Department of Veteran's Affairs Director Erica Borggren and a local veteran about the transition back to civilian life after serving in the armed forces. 


Ryan and his team pushing into Champaign
Parker Feierbach
May 23, 2013

Ryan Chalmers: Push Across America

Ryan Chalmers is attempting to push himself across the country from Los Angeles to New York in 71 days…in a wheelchair. This hour on Focus, we talk with Chalmers about why he’s doing it and how it’s going.


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Lindsey Moon/WILL
May 22, 2013

Digital Privacy and the Workplace

Illinois law currently bans employers from asking employees and prospective employees for their social media passwords, but there is a bill in the Illinois House that would change that. This hour on Focus, we'll talk about the bill and larger issues it raises when it comes to digital privacy. 


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Brendan Harley
Photo Courtesy of Brendan Harley
May 21, 2013

Bone Marrow Transplants

Brendan Harley was first diagnosed with cancer when he was in high school. At the age of 17 he underwent a bone marrow transplant to save his life. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk with Harley about how the experience and how it propelled him to pursue a career in cancer research.


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inside an exam room
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May 20, 2013

Women’s Health

This hour on Focus, guest host Kimberlie Kranich talks with Suzanne Trupin about women’s health. We welcome your questions!


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