All Memorial Day Weekend: Double Takes on WRTI!

Wait, what... it’s summer already?! We’re doing a “Double Take Memorial Day Weekend” at WRTI with the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day Weekend. Hear “double takes” of your favorite classical composers and jazz standards. And of course, we’ll play classical and jazz favorites all weekend long as we honor the meaning of Memorial Day.

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Intelligent Design advocates claim that the natural world is so complex that there must have been some design, rather than random selection, involved. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at this controversial subject.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at the global danger of tuberculosis, a largely forgotten disease.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at the global danger of tuberculosis, a largely forgotten disease.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at the global danger of tuberculosis, a largely forgotten disease.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

An estimated ten thousand children will face a diagnosis of cancer this year. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at childhood cancers on this Temple View.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

An estimated ten thousand children will face a diagnosis of cancer this year. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at childhood cancers on this Temple View.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

An estimated ten thousand children will face a diagnosis of cancer this year. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at childhood cancers on this Temple View.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

The new food pyramid reflects a policy change in favor of exercise and features a wealth of information at www.MyPyramid.gov. A look at some food-related pyramid issues.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

The new food pyramid reflects a policy change in favor of exercise and features a wealth of information at www.MyPyramid.gov. A look at some food-related pyramid issues.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

The new food pyramid reflects a policy change in favor of exercise and features a wealth of information at www.MyPyramid.gov. A look at some food-related pyramid issues.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

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Jessica Griffin/Philadelphia Orchestra

A classical percussionist takes on the music of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has the story of a new concerto for vibraphone and marimba, arranged by Christopher Deviney, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal percussionist.


A leading percussionist loves the marimba, and WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder asks her why.

The Second Violins Are Not Second Fiddle!

May 24, 2017
Jessica Griffin/Philadelphia Orchestra

A large orchestra usually has 30 to 40 violinists, divided into two sections. WRTI’s Susan Lewis talks with violinist Paul Arnold about the critical, but often unsung role of the second violins.

Credit: Timmy Chooi

For the first time since 1999, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra is on a multi-city, 18-day tour of Europe—opening May 20th in Helsinki and continuing through Berlin, London, Salzburg, and Vienna among others—led by conductor Osmo Vanska.

Finding Inner Peace Listening to Beethoven

May 14, 2017

How can classical music change your outlook on life? Beethoven’s life and music may hold a key. WRTI’s Susan Lewis talks to conductor Cristian Macelaru about Beethoven's ability to connect with the humanity in all of us.

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