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WILL - Focus - June 22, 2012

Cameras and Photography

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(Duration: 55:01)

Brian K. Johnson, Professor of Journalism, College of Media, University of Illinois

Host: David Inge

We’ll be taking your questions on cameras and photography as we welcome back to the show Brian Johnson, professor of journalism at the University of Illinois. From time to time he stops by and we talk about the changing technology of picture taking.  We can take questions on equipment and also technique. Whether you are a pro or a serious hobbyist, you shoot film or digital, your call will be welcome.

Categories: Art and Culture, How-to

WILL - Focus - June 22, 2012

Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent

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(Duration: 50:16)

E. J. Dionne Jr., Columnist for the Washington Post; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; and University Professor, the Foundations of Democracy and Culture, Georgetown University

Host: David Inge

Our guest will be political commentator E.J. Dionne. In his new book "Our Divided Political Heart," he tries to make sense of the current unhappiness that runs through American politics. He says our discontent is rooted in our inability agree on who we are.  American history, he says, is defined by the tension between two core values, love of individualism and reverence for community. He says we need to remember our greatness has always depended on a balance between our two core values.

Categories: History, Politics