Focus, or Focus 580, was WILL Radio's flagship talk program from 1981 until 2014. David Inge was the host from 1981 until his retirement in 2012. Always engaging, the program acted as a resource for citizens to directly question politicians and candidates as well as keep up on the arts, science, health, and even the latest from well-known novelists.
The Focus archive below offers thousands of great interviews and serves as a time capsule and a great resource for researchers and those just curious about how influential people spoke of important topics as they were happening.
According to the National Academy of Sciences, the surface temperature of the Earth has risen by about a degree in the last 100 years. Many scientists argue that most of the warming over the last 50 years is due to human activity. Others say we don't have enough data to draw that conclusion. This morning on Focus, we're joined by Stanford biologist Stephen Schneider to explore the question of whether climate change is too uncertain for policy.
In the age of the Internet, networks are a concept that surrounds us—we are all connected to other things and people in numerous ways. Today on Focus, we're joined by physicist Albert-László Barabasi to discuss the science of networks, the laws that they follow, and how they permeate and appear in just about every field and part of life one could imagine.