Focus - March 28, 2014

“Young Invincibles” sign up for Affordable Care Act last minute

Director of Outreach for Get Covered Illinois Brian Gorman says young people are signing up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act's health care marketplace in the final days for enrollment, something that Illinois officials has been concerned about. He talked with Scott Cameron during this Focus interview about how many people have signed up so far. He says its important that the "extension" for enrollment announced yesterday by the Obama administration doesn't give people more time to start the process of enrolling; it only gives you more time to finish an already exisiting application for insurance.

Supriya Hobbs

Focus - March 21, 2014

The Effects of Gender-typed Toys

Were the toys you played with as a child either pink or blue?  This hour on Focus, we'll discuss gender stereotyping and how our childhood toys can affect how we perceive ourselves.

Focus - March 13, 2014

13th District Congressional Candidates

Over the last few weeks, WILL's Sean Powers and Jeff Bossert have spoken with all the candidates running for Rodney Davis' seat in Congress representing the 13th District in Illinois. Today on Focus, we'll hear those interviews.

Jeanne Nolan

Susan Varick

Focus - March 07, 2014

Encore: From the Ground Up

Do you grow vegetables in a garden or in pots around your home or apartment? If you do -why did you start? If you don’t, why not? This hour on Focus, Lisa Bralts talks with Jeanne Nolan, author of “From the Ground Up” about why she does and how she learned.

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Focus - March 06, 2014

The University of Illinois Chess Team’s Cinderella Story

The team has no grandmaster, no local coach, little funding to speak of and no formal recruitment. Yet the U of I team has made it to the Final Four of competitive chess in the U.S. for the second consecutive year. 

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