Colorado soldiers returning home from Afghanistan

AP Photo

Focus - April 04, 2014

Going to college on the G.I. Bill today

Thousands of soldiers who’ve served in the military in the last decade in Iraq and Afghanistan are using the G.I. Bill to finish a college degree, but it’s not easy. 

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.

Parkland College

Focus - November 21, 2013

The Role of Community Colleges

 This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Parkland College President Tom Ramage and Danville Area Community College President Alice Jacobs.

The Daily Illini newsroom

Emma Weissmann

Focus - September 04, 2013

What’s Next for Student Newspapers?

The Daily Illini recently announced they will no longer print a Friday edition of the paper. While it’s nothing new that newspapers are struggling, what does it mean that the problems facing traditional print media have now trickled down to include student publications?

Gibson City first graders classify mammals in a PBS LearningMedia activity.

Focus - September 02, 2013

One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age

In most American schools, every student is taught the same basic material at the same basic rate. But school doesn't have to be like that. This hour on Focus, we’ll hear a special documentary produced by AmericanRadioWorks about the rise of “customized learning.”

Reading with Pictures cartoon saying "Comics Out Loud."

Focus - August 27, 2013

Encore: Reading with Pictures

Do you love comics? Have you ever learned anything from them? Today on Focus, we’ll listen back to a conversation how comics can help kids learn.

graphic textbook cover

Photo Courtesy of Reading with Pictures

Focus - May 15, 2013

Reading with Pictures

Do you love comics? Have you ever learned anything from one? This hour on Focus, we talk about reading with pictures and how comics can help kids learn. 

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