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. 

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.

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?

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.”

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.

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