Focus - August 23, 2011

The Sun’s Heartbeat and Other Stories from the Life of the Star That Powers Our Planet

Guest: Bob Berman.

Without the sun, there would be no life on Earth. Today on Focus, we're joined by author Bob Berman to talk about his new book The Sun's Heartbeat. He provides a lively biography of our star, from its birth to its spectacular future death, and addresses some of the mysteries regarding the sun and sunlight. We'll tackle all this and more on the show.

Focus - August 23, 2011

Nuclear Energy

With James F. Stubbins, Ph.D. (Department Head and Professor of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois)

Focus - August 22, 2011

Back Care

With James J. Harms, M.D. (Orthopedic Surgeon, Carle Spine Institute)

Focus - August 19, 2011

Personal Finance

With David Sinow, Ph.D., J.D. (Clinical Professor of Finance, College of Business; Director of the Office of Risk Managment and Insurance Research, University of Illinois)

Focus - August 18, 2011

The Federal Budget Deficit

With Neil H. Buchanan, Ph.D., J.D. (Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School; Fellow, Monash University)

Focus - August 18, 2011

Millard Filmore

With Paul Finkelman, Ph.D. (President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and Senior Fellow, Government Law Center, Albany Law School)

Focus - August 17, 2011

The State of Minority Families

With MaryLee Allen, M.S.W. (Director of Child Welfare and Mental Health, Children's Defense Fund) and Deborah Weinstein, M.S.W. (Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs)

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