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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. 

Focus - February 12, 2014

Central Illinois Olympians

This hour on Focus, we’ll hear from five-time Olympic gold medalist Bonnie Blair, who is representing the U.S. as a delegate this winter in Sochi, Russia and other central Illinois Olympic skaters.

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Focus - October 22, 2013

Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency

There’s no question the game of baseball has changed substantially over the course of the 20th century. This hour on Focus, Jeff Bossert talks with Daniel Gilbert about his new book that explores the way the labor history of the MLB has shaped the game.

The Monticello High School football team practices in pre-season training in August.

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Focus - October 09, 2013

Concussions and High School Athletes

The problems concussions can cause athletes long term is a hot button issue right now in the world of professional sports… but what are high schools doing to keep their athletes safe?

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Focus - July 24, 2013

Encore: The Game From Where I Stand

This hour on Focus, we’ll listen back to an interview with former Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Doug Glanville.

Gamma Phi Circus performers

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Focus - July 08, 2013

Gamma Phi Circus and The Ordinary Acrobat

What comes to mind when you hear the word “circus?” Probably not a college campus… During this hour on Focus, Lindsey Moon talks with Marcus Alouan of Gamma Phi Circus at Illinois State University about collegiate circus and circus summer camps. 

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