Focus

WILL - Focus - March 05, 2014

Storm Kings

Have you ever been through a tornado?

Listen

(Duration: 50:54)

Meteorologist Jeffrey Frame

When severe weather happens, most of us take shelter. There are a few who don’t. Jeffrey Frame is one of them. He’s a clinical assistant professor of atmosphere sciences at the University of Illinois and is also a storm chaser. He says when he sees a tornado there’s an incredible moment of adrenaline, followed quickly by fear.

Over the course of the last 200 years, storm chasers and meteorologists like Frame have been largely responsible for collecting the information that informs our knowledge of severe weather.

This hour on Focus, Lindsey Moon talks Frame about the risk he takes for science. We'll also hear from Lee Sandlin about his book “Storm Kings: America’s First Tornado Chasers." 

Categories:
Tags:

No tags were found.


WILL - Focus - March 04, 2014

103rd Illinois House District Candidates Carol Ammons and Sam Rosenberg

This hour on Focus, Scott Cameron talks with democratic candidates for the 103rd House District seat in the Illinois legislature ahead of the March 18 primary. Do you have questions for Carol Ammons or Sam Rosenberg?

Listen

(Duration: 51:57)

A democrat has long represented the 103rd district for the legislature in Illinois. Both Carol Ammons and Sam Rosenberg want to keep it that way. One of the two candidates will represent the district in the general election in the fall, but whomever that will be has to win the March 18 primary first. So far, Champaign county democrats have been divided.

Last week, Scott Cameron talked with Republican candidate Kristin Williamson, who is running unopposed. This hour on Focus, he talks with Ammons, an Urbana Alderwoman and Sam Rosenberg, a Champaign based attorney.

Do you have questions for Ammons or Rosenberg? Give us a call this hour on Focus or Tweet us @Focus580. 

Categories: Politics

WILL - Focus - March 03, 2014

Protecting your data and privacy: Safe computing and the Internet

Have you ever been hacked? 

Listen

(Duration: 51:46)

computer keyboard

Millions of credit card numbers have been stolen from supposedly secure systems, and hackers are constantly working hard to steal millions more. There are lots of ways we make it easier for people to get access to our data – by using outdated software, by reusing the same password and by simply not being aware that our computer habits may be playing into their hands. Just a few weeks ago, Indiana University announced that 146,000 students’ data, including social security numbers, had been exposed, not because of a hacker but because someone saved a file in the wrong public folder.

This hour on Focus, we’ll talk about security compromises, how and why they happen. Taylor Judd, an IT Infrastructure manager for the College of Media at the University of Illinois and Cynthia Thackeray, an Outreach Specialists for CITES, campus IT security, at the University of Illinois, join host Jack Brighton.

Do you have questions about how to keep your data to yourself online? What do you do to protect yourself? Give us a call this hour on Focus!

Categories: Technology

Page 2 of 2 pages  < 1 2