The only known photograph of President Lincoln giving his Gettysburg address on November 19, 1863.
Library of Congress
November 18, 2013

The Gettysburg Address

“Four score and seven years ago our forefathers brought forth on this continent…”


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a dollar with some cents
Wikimedia Commons
November 15, 2013

Personal Finance

Today on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Kevin Waspi, a chartered financial analyst and Jake Kuebler, a certified financial planner with Bluestem Financial Advisors in Champaign. We welcome your calls and questions!


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The cover of Marianne Malone's "The Pirate's Coin," a book in the "68 Rooms" series.
November 13, 2013

Reading into children’s books

Is telling a story or being accurate to history important in a children’s storybook? Today on Focus - balancing fact and fiction in literature for very young readers.


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Cold hearty green vegetables growing in Karen's Garden in early March.
Karen Geiser
November 08, 2013

Gardening: Extending the Growing Season

This hour on Focus, we’ll talk with horticulture expert Sandy Mason and Karen Geiser, a market gardener, about extending the growing season and eating fresh and local during the winter months. We welcome your calls and questions this hour on Focus!


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Marvel editor Bill Rosemann
November 07, 2013

Superheroes on and off the page

What defines a super hero? This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Bill Rosemann, editor at Marvel comics and Mark Hughes, film critic for Forbes, about the rise of the super hero on and off the page.


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Michael Sorkin
November 06, 2013

Architect Michael Sorkin

What will cities look like in 10 years? According to architect Michael Sorkin, they'll look how we want them to...


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