Cover of Book, The Young Professional's Survival Guide: From Cab Fares to Moral Snares
December 06, 2012

The Young Professional's Survival Guide: From Cab Fares to Moral Snares

We’ll discuss ethical dilemmas in the workplace with C.K. Gunsalus, Director of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics, and Professor Emerita in the College of Business at the U of I, and author of The Young Professional’s Survival Guide: From Cab Fares to Moral Snares. We’ll welcome your examples of ethical quandaries you’ve faced in the professional world – from rampant stealing of office supplies, to questionable business practices – anything you’ve come across, that maybe you’ve been asked to do in the workaday world that has given you pause, and how you handled it.

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July 16, 2012

Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired--and Secretive--Company Really Works

Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune Magazine

Host: David Inge

Apple is the richest company in the world. Apple is also one of the world’s most secretive companies. By all accounts it’s not a very nice place to work. As journalist Adam Lashinsky says, employees are expected to follow orders, not offer opinions. At the same time, Apple employees are very loyal, and the company has done very well. It’s the richest company in the world. What is the secret to Apple’s success? And should others take it as a model? We’ll explore these and other questions as we talk with the author of the book "Inside Apple."

This is a repeat broadcast from Monday, March 05, 2012, 11 am

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August 01, 2008

The Carbon Age: How Life's Core Element Has Become Civilization's Greatest Threat

Guest: Eric Roston.

Carbon has always been seen as the ubiquitous building block of life, necessary to the rise of living organisms. But since the start of the industrial age, carbon has contributed to the destruction of the ozone layer. Today on Focus, we're joined by journalist Eric Roston, author of The Carbon Age. He'll talk about the ways humans have used carbon throughout history and how it's only now, at the brink of catastrophe, that we are beginning to recognize the effects it has had on our environment.

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June 29, 2004

The Commercialization of Space

Guest: Robert Zimmerman.

Last week, test pilot Michael Melville became the first person to reach space in a privately funded program. The designers of the craft, called "SpaceShipOne," have their sights set on a prize offered to anyone who can put a crew of three into space, bring them back safely, and repeat the feat within two weeks. Many people believe that Melville's flight, and the presence of contests like these, are opening the doors to space tourism. Today on Focus we'll explore the commercialization of space with award-winning sicence writer Robert Zimmerman.

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