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Coming up Next Week on Focus

We'll learn if Coca-Cola was really made with cocaine, where you can go on "staycation" in East Central Illinois and will hear from the new Editor in charge of Robert Ebert's flagship movie review website. 

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Next week on Focus, we’ll talk Matt Zoller-Seitz, the new editor-in-chief of about the best new movies to see this summer. We'll also hear from a vinter about Illinois' growing wine industry and will welcome your personal finance questions for Kevin Waspi.   

Monday June 17 – For God, Country and Coca-Cola
So…coke or pepsi?

“Ahhh…” We’re all familiar with the sound of the cap being popped off a bottle of coke, but how did Coca-Cola evolve to one of the more recognized brands in American history? And was there really cocaine mixed in when it first hit the shelves? We’ll find out this hour on Focus. Author Mark Pendergrast joins us to talk about the new edition of his book “For God, Country and Coca-Cola.”

Tuesday, June 18 – Being a Tourist in Your Backyard: Staycations in East Central Illinois
What are your favorite places to go or things to do to “get away” while staying in the area? We want to hear from you this hour on Focus!

The dog days of summer are here… It would be so nice to get away. Sadly, that’s not always an option. Never fear! This hour on Focus, we’ll talk about things to do in the area that will make you feel like you’re on vacation, even if you’re in your own backyard.

Wednesday, June 19 – Summer Movie Reviews
What’s the best movie you’ve seen this summer?

This hour on Focus, we’ll talk with’s new Editor-in-Chief Matt Zoller Seitz about the future of the flagship movie review site for fans in an era post-Roger. We’ll also talk with him about new movies out recently and what’s worth seeing….and what’s not. Michael Phillips, film critic for the Chicago Tribune, also joins us.

Thursday, June 20  – Illinois Wine
Have you visited a winery or vineyard in Illinois? What and where do you recommend? We’d love to hear from you this hour on Focus!

The Illinois Wine industry more than tripled its size in the last ten years. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk about the best Illinois wines, growing grapes in a Midwest climate and will talk about some of the challenges vinters face in the state.

Friday, June 21 – Personal Finance
We welcome your questions this hour!

This hour on Focus, we talk with personal finance expert Kevin Waspi. Do you have questions about your personal finances? We also welcome your questions for Kevin whether you are just starting out and looking for advice on investing, thinking about buying a home or sending your children to college.