September 13, 2006

Medicaid And Its Economics

With Robert Kaestner (Professor of Economics in the College of Business at the University of Illinois Chicago), and , and Noreen Sugrue (Coordinator of Health Policy Initiatives in The Women and Gender in Global Studies Perspectives Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

September 12, 2006

Talk To The Candidate

With David Gill, M.D. (Emergency Room Physician at the John Warner Hospital and Democratic Candidate for the 15th Illinois Congressional District to the U.S. House of Representatives)

September 11, 2006

Analogy as the Core of Cognition

Guest: Douglas Hofstadter.

In the field of cognitive science, our own minds can only take us so far. Today on Focus, we're joined by professor and leading researcher Douglas Hofstadter, who has spent years building computer models of human thinking. Hofstadter believes that thinking is all about taking complex situations and paring them down to an essential core, making it possible for us to leap from one complex idea to another—and form surprising connections between them in the process.

September 08, 2006

Issues of Race

With Troy Duster (Professor of Sociology and Director for the History of the Production of Knowledge at New York University, and Chancellor's Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley)

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