WILL - Focus - August 02, 2013

Pet Care: Ticks

This summer in Illinois, we’re seeing an increase in the tick population. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk with veterinarian Sally Foote about what that means for your pet. We welcome your questions this hour on Focus!


(Duration: 51:16)

Morkie puppy

Ticks spread diseases that can be a threat to both your pet’s health and to yours. So far this summer, there’s been an increase in Illinois’ tick population, and this hour on Focus, we welcome veterinarian Sally Foote. She’ll be here to talk with host Jim Meadows about the species of ticks that live in Illinois, what diseases they spread and how to protect your pet from them. We’ll also talk about the best ways to remove a tick from your dog or cat. Of course, we also welcome your questions no matter what breed or species you love and care for.

Categories: Animals, Community

WILL - Focus - August 01, 2013

Encore: 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, Chris Berube talks with Murphy about the history of women in bluegrass.


(Duration: 51:26)

Murphy Henry

Before she started writing her new book “Pretty Good for Girl: Women in Bluegrass” Murphy Henry thought she was one of only a few women trying to make bluegrass music. But as she found out, there are lots of women who have had successful careers, they just hadn’t gotten any attention for it. This hour on Focus, guest host Chris Berube talks with Murphy about the history of women in bluegrass, why these musicians have slipped under the radar and why, before now, there’s been so little conversation about their contributions to the genre. We’ll also talk with Murphy about her own musical career, her love for playing the banjo and the “Murphy Method,” a technique she pioneered to teach banjo.

We also talk with her about Champaign-Urbana native Alison Krauss and her career and contributions to bluegrass music.”

Categories: Music

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