Focus - December 09, 2010

The Atlas of World Hunger

With Thomas J. Bassett, Ph.D. (Professor of Geography, University of Illinois), and , and Alex Winter-Nelson, Ph.D. (Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois)

Focus - February 03, 2010

The Fourth Part of the World

The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name

With Toby Lester (Contributing Editor and Writer for The Atlantic)

Focus - September 18, 2008


Battle/Fields: Braceros, Agribusiness, and the Violent Transformation of the California Agricltural Landscape during Word War II

Focus - August 05, 2008

Banana: The Fate Of The Fruit That Changed The World

Guest: Dan Koeppel.

What if Eve's apple in the Garden of Eden was actually a banana? Today on Focus, we're joined by author Dan Koeppel to talk about the history of the popular fruit, as well as the danger it is currently facing from a fast-moving blight in plantations worldwide. In the race to save this beloved snack, bananas grown in test tubes may be our last hope.

Focus - July 11, 2008

Recent Flooding in the Midwest: When Will it Ever End?

With Gerald E. Galloway, Jr., P.E., Ph.D. (the Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an Affiliate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland)

Focus - June 05, 2008

Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts

With Philippe LeBillon, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia with the Department of Geography and the Liu Institute for Global Issues)

Focus - March 26, 2008

Who’s Your City?

Who's Your City? How The Creative Economy Is Making Where To Live The Most Important Decision Of Your LIfe

With Richard Florida (Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute, Professor of Business and Creativity at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, Founder of the Creative Class Group, and Columnist for the Toronto Globe and Mail)

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