Coming Up on Focus
Friday, December 13: If you celebrate Christmas, do you put up a tree? Is it real or do you go with the pre-lit variety you can buy in a store? Friday on Focus, we'll talk with a researcher who is working to engineer a fir tree that won't drop it's needles, and we'll hear from a Christmas tree grower about what goes on behind the scenes at a tree farm.
Monday, December 16: The FDA has allowed a non-approved meningitis vaccine from Europe to be given to students at Princeton University after an outbreak of the disease. This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Dr. Tom Clark, head of meningitis for the Centers for Disease Control, about why the vaccine we commonly use in the US wasn't working. We'll also talk with Brandon Meline fo the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department about a new requirement that all students in Illinois going into 6th grade and 12th grade be vaccinated for the disease.
Wednesday, December 18: Jim Meadows talks with Maureen Ogle, author of the new book "In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America."
Thursday, December 19: Matt Zoller-Seitz, Editor in Chief of RogerEbert.com joins Jeff Bossert to talk about his new book "The Wes Anderson Collection." During this hour, we'll also hear about what movies have been nominated for the Golden Globes.
Friday, December 20: It's Personal Finance day on Focus. Do you have end of year finance questions? Kevin Waspi, a chartered financial analyst and Kathy Swedler, an educator for the University of Illinois Extension join host Jim Meadows.