Focus - May 17, 2012

The Gulf of Mexico Since the British Petroleum Oil Disaster

It’s been a little over two years since the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident killed eleven men working on the oil platform and released millions of barrels of oil into the waters of the Gulf. We’ll look back to the events of 2010 and talk about the conditions in the Gulf waters two years later. Our guest will be Doctor Larry McKinney, Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A and M University.

Focus - May 17, 2012


President Obama has declared that the cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation. But, University of Illinois Law professor Jay Kesan says the public is more concerned about the loss of internet freedoms. Is there a policy that can address both concerns? Jay Kesan will be out guest and we’ll look at what government is doing to guard against cyber-attacks both in terms of protecting the country from attack and punishing successful hackers.

Focus - May 14, 2012

College Student Mental Health, Current Trends and Research

With Ben Locke, Ph.D. (Counseling and Clinical Psychology Associate Director, Clinical Services, Center for Counseling and Psychological Services; Executive Director: CCMH Affiliate Faculty, Counseling and Clinical Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University)

Focus - May 09, 2012

Abundance: The Future is Better than You Think

Guest: Steven Kotler.

Imagine a world in which the entire global population has access to clean water, food, energy, health care, and education. That vision, says innovation pioneer Peter Diamandis, may not be so impossible after all. Today on Focus, we're joined by award-winning science writer Steven Kotler to discuss the possibility of a future brighter than we've ever pictured and the technology in use today that will guide us toward it.

Focus - May 04, 2012


With Peter Kimble (Computer-Assisted Instructor Specialist with the Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois)

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