Author Kim Stanley Robinson on what captivates him about science fiction
Are you a science fiction fan? Today on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with New York Times best-selling author Kim Stanley Robinson.
Illinois Politics Roundtable
Are Illinois lawmakers making progress on pension reform? Why do all the lively races for statewide office next year only involve republicans?
Agri-Tourism a Boon for Central Illinois Farms
Have you been to a pick your own apple orchard or tried to solve a corn maze at a local orchard or farm? Why did you go, and would you go back? What did you like or dislike about visiting? This hour on Focus, we’ll talk about farms as tourist destinations.
Richard Louv talks about “nature deficit disorder”
“The more high tech we become, the more nature we need?” Do you agree?
Technology is constantly changing the way we organize everything. Despite the pace of change, we’re still in control. This hour on Focus, Jim Meadows talks with Anne Balsamo about the ways she says it’s possible for us to design the culture we want through the way we use the technologies we create.
Today on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Kevin Waspi, a chartered financial analyst and Jake Kuebler, a certified financial planner with Bluestem Financial Advisors in Champaign. We welcome your calls and questions!
George Harrison’s First Trip to America…was to Benton, Illinois
Before the Beatlemania that started in the US in early 1964, a member of the band visited the states, played a few sets with a band in Benton, Illinois and was interviewed by a young radio broadcaster named Marcia.
When you can’t take care of a dog or a cat, it seems perfectly reasonable to go online to try and find them a new home. But would you ever even think to do that with a child?
Concealed Carry for the Blind or Visually Impaired?
As the state drafts its criteria for who can obtain a concealed carry permit, should vision be a consideration?