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WILL - Focus - October 30, 2013 ~ Comment (0)

A conversation with Tim Yoder, and the CU Woodshop

This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Tim Yoder, the former host of PBS Create’s “Woodworking Workshop with Tim Yoder,” and Mike Van Pelt of the CU Woodshop.

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(Duration: 51:41)

a person turning a woodturned bowl

Woodturning has been an art since around 1300 BC when the Egyptians first developed a two-person lathe, but it’s only been popular in the United States for the last few decades. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk about woodturning and the satisfaction of making something tangible.

Categories: Art and Culture, How-to

WILL - Focus - January 02, 2013

Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

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(Duration: 51:27)

The start of the new year inspires many to set goals and make resolutions.  What do we know about human behavior that can help us turn our goals into achievements?  What are some of the tools available to us?  How can we solicit a community of friends for support to help us be accountable for our goals and to cheer us on when we want to give up or to remind us that we can start anew, no matter where we are in the new year?  We invite you to share your resolutions and what's helped you stick with them.


WILL - Focus - December 11, 2012

Computers, Tablets and More

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(Duration: 51:22)

Picture of desktop and laptop computers and an iPad

Jim Eyrich of the University of Illinois and Bobbi Hardy from CITES join us. Jim works for the National Center for Supercomputering Applications and Bobbi is a User Services Specialist at the CITES Help Desk. Whether you’re looking for a new computer or tablet, have questions about online security, or need some troubleshooting advice, they’re happy to help.

Categories: How-to, Technology

WILL - Focus - December 10, 2012

Home Care and Maintenance

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(Duration: 51:25)

Our guest today is home inspector Scott Spies. We invite your questions on everything from windows and siding, to roofing and gutters, to attics and basements, just about anything that goes into the single-family home. If you’re thinking of making some changes or something needs to be repaired, you are welcome to call.

Categories: Architecture, How-to

WILL - Focus - September 24, 2012

Home Care and Maintenance

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(Duration: 51:20)

Scott Spies, Home Inspector

Host: Craig Cohen

Our topic will be home maintenance, and our guest is Scott Spies from the Spies Home Inspection Service. We invite your questions on everything from windows and siding, to roofing and gutters, to attics and basements, just about anything that goes into the single-family home. If you’re thinking of making some changes or something needs to be repaired, you are welcome to call.

PLEASE NOTE: The first half of today's program was an open line with listener calls. Scott Spies joined for the second half of the hour. Scott appears at approximately 30:45 in the audio program.

Categories: How-to

WILL - Focus - September 17, 2012

Lawn & Garden Care

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(Duration: 51:18)

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

Host: Jim Meadows

Our topic will be lawn and garden care, and our guest will be Sandy Mason, horticulture educator with University of Illinois Extension.  We do these shows from time to time 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.

Categories: How-to, Land Use

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 18, 2012

Home Care

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(Duration: 51:32)

Scott Spies, Home Inspector

Host: David Inge

Our topic will be home maintenance, and our guest will be Scott Spies from the Spies Home Inspection Service. We invite your questions on everything from windows and siding, to roofing and gutters, to attics and basements, just about anything that goes into the single-family home.

Categories: How-to

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.


WILL - Focus - June 01, 2012

Dog Care and Behavior

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(Duration: 52:13)

Jim Kuehl, Dog Trainer

Carole Lindholm, Dog Trainer

Host: David Inge
Jim Kuehl and Carole Lindholm

Dog trainers Jim Kuehl and Carole Lindholm, both with the Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana, join us. Jim raises Malamutes. Carole has a Golden and a Doodle. If you share a passion for dogs and the bond we share, join us. Your phone calls and email messages about dogs will be invited.

Categories: Animals, How-to

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