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January 07, 2014

Gardening: Growing Herbs

Today on Focus, host we’ll learn more about cooking with and growing herbs. Do you grow herbs in your garden in the spring and summer? We want to hear how you use them!


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January 06, 2014

The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History

According to historian and author Jon Lauck, in comparison to the South, the far West and New England, the history of the American Midwest has been far overlooked in its importance. This hour on Focus, he talks with host Jim Meadows.


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Sari Lesk
January 03, 2014

Urban Squirrels

We see squirrels every day in cities across Illinois, but squirrels didn’t always live in urban areas in such abundance. 


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December 31, 2013

Encore: Dreamland - Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

We spend nearly a third of our lives asleep…but have you ever wondered why? Interestingly enough, despite years and billions of dollars in research, even leading sleep scientists still can’t answer that question. We'll listen back to a conversation, Lindsey Moon had with David Randall, author of the book “Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep.”


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December 26, 2013

A Season’s Griot

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. 


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December 25, 2013

Tinsel Tales 2

This hour, we'll hear holiday stories from the voices of NPR.


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