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WILL - Focus - June 12, 2012

Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

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(Duration: 51:32)

Peter N. Stearns, Provost and University Professor, George Mason University; Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Social History

Host: David Inge
 

In the affluent, industrial societies of the world today, life is good.  Most people live long lives, without fear of plague, famine or war.  So why is there depression, anxiety, unfulfilled longing? In short, why has abundance not led to greater happiness? That’s the question we’ll take up with our guest, historian Peter Stearns. We’ll talk about some of the ideas in his book "Satisfaction Not Guaranteed." The book looks at the ways people in the past thought about progress, and asks whether we can be truly happy in the modern world.


WILL - Focus - June 12, 2012

Lawn & Garden Care

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(Duration: 52:27)

Sandy Mason, Extension Horticulture Educator, University of Illinois Extension, Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, Vermilion Counties

Host: David Inge

Our topic will be lawn and garden care, and our guest will be Sandy Mason, horticulture educator with University of Illinois Extension.  Every month we do these shows to help with problems in the home landscape, and we can take a wide range of questions on anything from trees and shrubs to vegetables and flowers, even houseplants. Whether you are trying to solve a problem, or you are looking for suggestions on what to plant, your call will be welcome.