Have you ever taken a personality test to see what it says about you? Today on Focus, we find out what they actually measure and what we can and can’t learn from them.
Personality tests inform hiring selections, career paths, dating options and any number of other decisions in business, academia and culture. But what do personality tests actually measure, and do our personalities change over time? Why do we seem to love to taking personality tests so much? This hour on Focus, we'll listen back to a conversation host Jim Meadows had with Professor Brent Roberts about the science, popularity and limits of personality tests. Cindy Harris, a human resources manager, from the International Society of Arboriculture also joins the program. The Champaign-based organization says using the “True Colors” personality test has been really helpful in its workplace culture.
Have you taken a personality test? Did you find it useful or useless? Do you have questions about how it scored you? Give us a call this hour on Focus!
Kwanzaa begins today and lasts through January 4. During this hour, we'll learn more about the holiday and will listen to plenty of music with host Madafo Lloyd Wilson.
Madafo Lloyd Wilson has been hosting public radio's only Kwanzaa program for nealry 20 years. During this hour, we'll join him as he captures tales and traditions of African American and African people with familiar and favorite elements of Griot.
This hour, we'll hear holiday stories from the voices of NPR.
NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth and a host of festive voices. Continuing the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales, this is another collection of NPR favorite holiday stories. NPR personalities from past and present share stories of joy, hope and childhood memories.
Lynn Neary hosts NPR's "Tinsel Tales." This hour we'll hear favorite holiday stories from the voices of NPR
Christmas is a time of traditions, and over the years, NPR has created a few traditions of its own. In this hour-long special, we'll experience wistfulness, joy, doubt and hope, summoned up in memorable stories from the NPR broadcast archives. David Sedaris, Bailey White, and John Henry Faulk, among many other NPR voices from the past and present tell stories of the season.
What do Adlai Stevenson, the Underground railroad, the Orphan Train movement and the old-time radio program Vic and Sade have in common?
Bill Kemp recently penned his 400th article for the Pantagraph newspaper based in Bloomington-Normal. He’s been writing about history for nearly a decade and says even though we’re in a pretty rural part of the Midwest, he’s never been at a loss for an interesting tale to describe in his history column.
This hour on Focus, we revisit when host Jim Meadows talked with him about his book “Pages from the Past: Stories from the Sunday Pantagraph.” We learned more about Adlai Stevenson II, former Governor and 1950’s democratic Presidential candidate, and we talked with Kemp about his accounts of myths surrounding the Underground railroad in Central Illinois and the Orphan Train movement.
with Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blau, professors of Islamic and Asian Art, Boston College
Find out more about what's coming up on Focus!
Monday, December 23: We'll listen back to a conversation Jim Meadows had with Bill Kemp, a historian who writes the "Pages from the Past" column for Bloomington-Normal's Sunday Pantagraph. He tells us about his recenlty published book and a little about quirky history in central Illinois.
Today on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Kevin Waspi, a chartered financial analyst and Kathy Sweedler, a consumer economics educator for University of Illinois Extension. We welcome your calls and questions!
Illinois isn’t the only place where pension funding has been a problem. Many private companies have been dropping pension plans in favor of other retirement packages, like 401 K’s, in recent years, and the federal government’s new budget deal also targets pension funds as a way to save money. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk with personal finance experts Kevin Waspi and Kathy Sweedler about saving for retirement, what your options are and how to plan for how money comes and goes through your lifetime.
Or course, this hour on Focus, we also welcome your personal finance questions whether you’re looking at buying a car, sending a child to college or just starting out.
Read more for this month's updated Couch Potato Porfolio.
This hour on Focus, Jeff Bossert talks with film critic and Editor in Chief of RogerEbert.com Matt Zoller-Seitz about his new book “The Wes Anderson Collection.”
Matt Zoller-Seitz was a young film critic working in Dallas the first time he met filmmaker Wes Anderson, who’s responsible for movies including “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” and “Rushmore.” Zoller-Seitz was the first critic to review one of Anderson’s movies, before either had made a name for himself in the film industry.
Today, Zoller-Seitz and Anderson are good friends, and Zoller-Seitz has just published his first book “The Wes Anderson Collection” that contains photos from the movies and transcripts of in-depth interviews between the two. This hour on Focus, Jeff Bossert talks with Zoller-Seitz about the relationship between a critic and a movie maker.
In her new book “In Meat We Trust,” author Maureen Ogle argues the meat industry has evolved into what it is today because that’s what consumers asked for.
When it comes to the meat industry, there is no shortage of opinion about whether large meat producers and packers are good or bad, but how and why did meat production become so controversial? How did we arrive at the production model we use today?
Author Maureen Ogle says that early in American history eating meat was a symbol of status and that consumers demanded low cost meat for their families. That, in addition to industrialization and the move of many Americans from rural areas to cities, is all a part of the very complex history of meat production in America. This hour on Focus, Ogle talks about her new book “In Meat We Trust,” with host Jim Meadows. She’ll tell us more about why most of the meat we consume comes from a large factory farm rather than from a small family owned farm and about why Americans eat so much chicken.
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