dead plants
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June 14, 2013

Caring for Damaged Plants

Chris Berube talks this hour with horticulture expert Sandy Mason. We welcome your lawn and garden questions!


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Babe Ruth
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June 13, 2013

All the Babe’s Men

HOME RUN! We’ve all heard it announced over a loud speaker at a baseball game or are familiar with the phrase from popular culture, but hitting a home run wasn’t always so common in baseball. This hour on Focus, Jeff Bossert talks with author Eldon Ham about the history of the homerun and his new book “All the Babe’s Men.”


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pots entered into the 2009 64 Arts contest
Buchanan Center for the Arts
June 12, 2013

64 Arts: Art and Controversy in Rural Illinois

The Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, Illinois has sponsored a nationally juried art contest for three years now called 64 Arts, but it hasn’t been without controversy. This hour on Focus, we talk about graphic art and censorship.


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US Supreme Court Justices (2010)
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June 11, 2013

Decisions, Decisions: The 2012-2013 Supreme Court Term

This hour on Focus, we talk about US Supreme Court decisions that have already been made this term, and some that will set new precedents in the coming weeks. Do you have questions about any of the cases currently before the high court?


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Murphy Henry
June 10, 2013

Pretty Good For A Girl

We’ve all heard someone say “she’s pretty good for a girl,” and according to Murphy Henry, that’s especially true when it comes to women who play bluegrass music. This hour on Focus, guest host Chris Berube talks with Murphy about the history of women in bluegrass.


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US Supreme Court Justices
Wikimedia Commons
June 07, 2013

Next Week on Focus

Women in Bluegrass, Supreme Court Decisions and the history behind home runs


the judging stage at the Superman Costume Contest in Metropolis, IL
Metropolis Planet
June 06, 2013

Superman: America’s Most Enduring Superhero

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… You know how that ends. This hour on Focus, we talk about Superman, the origins of the character and Superman’s place in popular culture


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The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.
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June 05, 2013

The Legislature Adjourns

Lawmakers were tasked with addressing lots of big issues during this spring's legislative session. This hour on Focus we'll talk about the takeaways - what passed, what didn't and what the means for you.


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one child reads while another looks at a computer screen
Jeremy Heibert/Flickr
June 04, 2013

Touch Screen Kids

Too much screen time is bad news, at least that's how the story goes. But they're getting harder to avoid, especially during summer when kids are home from school. This hour on Focus, we talk about screens, educational media and how much is too much.


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