a healthy deer in the woods

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Focus - October 29, 2013

Managing Chronic Wasting Disease

This hour on Focus, we’ll take a closer look at chronic wasting disease and how Illinois manages disease epidemics in its wildlife populations. 

The International Society for Arboriculture uses the "True Colors" personality test. Employees keep their colors on puzzle pieces outside their door in the office.

Focus - October 28, 2013

Understanding Personality Tests

Have you ever taken a personality test to see what it says about you? Today on Focus, we’ll talk about what they actually measure and what we can and can’t learn from them.

Jane Dallas' dogs Rebel and Boone.

Jane Dallas

Focus - October 25, 2013

The Cost of Pet Ownership

As most pet owners know, caring for a cat or a dog can be expensive. This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Dr. Sally Foote about the cost of owning a pet. We welcome your pet care calls and questions this hour!

Michael Pasley

Darrell Hoemann

Focus - October 23, 2013

Meth Use On the Rise Again in Illinois

Michael Pasley was arrested 3 years ago when his meth lab was raided, he says it was more of a rescue than it was anything else. He’d been awake for 22 days straight when authorities caught him.

book cover

Focus - October 22, 2013

Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency

There’s no question the game of baseball has changed substantially over the course of the 20th century. This hour on Focus, Jeff Bossert talks with Daniel Gilbert about his new book that explores the way the labor history of the MLB has shaped the game.

compost pile

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Focus - October 18, 2013

Gardening: Composting

This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talked with horticulture expert Sandy Mason. We welcome your lawn and garden calls and questions today!

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