Dr. Danielle Ofri
July 18, 2013

What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine

Have you ever had a moment at work when you were so overwhelmed by how you felt, either for personal reasons or because of something that happened at work that it was hard for you to function? This hour on Focus, we'll hear about the intersection between human emotion, medicine and patient care.

people doing yoga
Photos Courtesy of Neha Goethe
July 17, 2013

Your Brain on Yoga

This hour on Focus, we’ll learn more about how yoga affects memory. Then, we’ll hear about the different styles of yoga, why it was originally practiced and how it has changed as it’s become more popular as a form of exercise in the West.

a photo of the prairie and a cornfield
Larry Kanfer
July 16, 2013

Summer Photography

Whether you’ve got a point and shoot camera, a cell phone or a high quality Nikon, we welcome your questions about photography this hour on Focus.

Bat being held by gloved hand.
University of Illinois/Steve Taylor
July 15, 2013

Encore: White Nose Syndrome Found in Illinois

Do you drink tequila? Eat chocolate? Thank a bat. This hour on Focus, we’ll listen back to a conversation we had earlier this year about how these notorious flying mammals and the role they play in our eco-system.

Larry Kanfer
July 12, 2013

Coming up Next Week on Focus

We'll learn more about how yoga affects your brain, will talk about how doctors' emotions affect patient care and much more!

Douglas Nelson
July 12, 2013

The Mystery of Pain

On a scale of 1 to 10, how bad does it hurt?... How do you define pain? Can you compare it? This hour on Focus, Jim Meadows talks with Douglas Nelson about his new book “The Mystery of Pain.”

book cover
July 11, 2013

A History of Food in 100 Recipes

What’s your favorite dinner dish? Ever wondered where it came from? This hour on Focus, we’ll learn more about the history of food, from the first real writings about cheese to how and why the fork became commonplace in Western culture.

a photo of a hospital
Lindsey Moon/WILL
July 09, 2013

Getting Ready for Illinois Health Care Exchanges

The Affordable Care Act is a huge, and sometimes confusing, piece of legislation. To complicate things further, there are a lot of questions and misinformation surrounding implementation of Illinois’ new health care exchanges. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk about what to expect this fall.

Gamma Phi Circus performers
Photo Courtesy of Gamma Phi Circus
July 08, 2013

Gamma Phi Circus and The Ordinary Acrobat

What comes to mind when you hear the word “circus?” Probably not a college campus… During this hour on Focus, Lindsey Moon talks with Marcus Alouan of Gamma Phi Circus at Illinois State University about collegiate circus and circus summer camps. 


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