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Coming Up Next Week on Focus

Next week on Focus, we’ll listen back to a conversation with Rick Steves in the height of the summer travel season and we’ll welcome your questions about grammar and gardening.

Rick Steves

Rick Steves

Coming up next week on Focus, we'll hear about why Rick Steves, host of Travel with Rick Steves, started packing his life into his suitcase. We’ll also talk about the origins of summer words and discuss grammar and will welcome your lawn and garden questions for horticulture expert Sandy Mason!

Monday July 22 – Encore: Rick Steves

During this episode of Focus, we’re listening back to a conversation host Jim Meadows had with travel writer and broadcaster Rick Steves about his life and career when he visited Champaign-Urbana late last spring. We’ll hear Rick’s tips for planning a trip and the best places to go for the first time and the veteran traveler. We also hear about why he first started traveling and what he love about traveling enough that he’s made the commitment to live most of his adult life out of a suitcase. 

Tuesday, July 23 – Summer Grammarphobia
We welcome your grammar pet peeves and questions this hour on Focus!

Vacation, lemonade, air-conditioning…. Ever wonder the origins of the words we use during the summertime? This hour on Focus, Jeff Bossert talks with Patricia O’Connor, author of “Woe is I” about summer grammar.

Wednesday, July 24 – Encore: Doug Glanville - From Where I Stand

Doug Glanville, former major league baseball player, was the first Ivy League educated player to play in the MLB, and authored the book “Inside Baseball: The Game From Where I Stand” to shed light on some of challenges unique to playing professional baseball. This hour on Focus, we’ll listen back to a conversation Jeff Bossert had with him in 2011.

Thursday, July 25  –  Encore: Fast Minds – How to Thrive if You Have ADHD

This hour on Focus, we’ll listen back to a conversation Jim Meadows had with Dr. Craig Surman, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical school and the coordinator of the Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital about his book “Fast Minds: How to Thrive if You Have ADHD.”

Friday, July 26 – Mark Leonard Reflects on his time at WILL

WILL General Manager Mark Leonard's last day with Illinois Public Media is Friday. This hour on Focus, we'll talk with him about public media, WILL and what lies ahead. 

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