February 17, 2010

Mad Men:  A Look Back in Time and Just How Far Have We Come

With Clarence E. Lang, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of African American Studies, and the Department of History , University of Illinois), and Lilya Kaganovsky, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Illinois), and Leslie Jean Reagan, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of History, Medicine, Gender and Women's Studies, and Law, University of Illinois)


October 24, 2006

The Immortal Game

Guest: David Shenk.

Almost everyone has played chess at least once in their lives. It has influenced fields from artificial intelligence to military strategy to literature. Today on Focus, we talk to writer David Shenk about the game that has been embraced by cultures the world over for centuries and the roles it has played in history, as he further discusses in his new book, The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated our Understanding of War, Art, Science, and the Human Brain.


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