Focus - February 03, 2010

The Fourth Part of the World

The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name

With Toby Lester (Contributing Editor and Writer for The Atlantic)

Focus - February 02, 2010

Legislator Redistricting Reform

With Jan Czarnik (Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Illinois), and , and James D. Nowlan (Senior Fellow, Institute of Government & Public Affairs, University of Illinois; Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Knox College)

Focus - February 01, 2010

The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession

Guest: Adam Leith Gollner.

What if we could turn sour flavors to sweet in a single nibble? In fact, you can—all you need is one bite of the miracle fruit, an experience described by Adam Leith Gollner in his recent book The Fruit Hunters. Gollner joins the show today to talk about some of the extraordinary fruits that he has discovered around the globe, as well as the mass-produced ones that we may buy in the grocery store.

Focus - February 01, 2010

The Death of Hollywood

With Janet Wasko, Ph.D. (Professor, Knight Chair in Communication Research, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon)

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