Focus - August 25, 2009

Insect Control

With Philip Nixon (Entomologist, University of Illinois Extension Services)

Focus - August 21, 2009

Personal Finance

With David Sinow (Clinical Professor of Finance, College of Business; Director, Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research, University of Illinnois)

Focus - August 20, 2009

The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars

Guest: Christopher Cokinos.

From rogue scientists to amateur stargazers, plenty of people all throughout history have been fascinated by the phenomenon of "falling stars." Today on Focus, we're joined by award-winning writer Christopher Cokinos to talk about his recent book, The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars. Cokinos provides anecdotes from Antarctica to outer space to tell the story of how the study of meteorites became part of modern astronomy.

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