A Classical Thanksgiving on WRTI 90.1

Family, friends, food—they're all part of our Thanksgiving memories. WRTI brings you the perfect soundtrack for the holiday, and dishes out second helpings of music along with some very special programs in the afternoon.

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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.

Steroid Use

May 17, 2005

Steroid use, by young girls for cosmetic purposes was recently in the news, WRTI's Jim Hilgen examines the use and abuse of steroids by young people.

Jazz Appreciation Month

Apr 23, 2005

WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at this uniquely American art form.

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.

Emergency Preparedness

Apr 16, 2005

The American people are acutely aware of the potential for disaster. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at emergency preparedness on this weeks Temple View.

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While Samuel Barber is best known for his moving Adagio for Strings, first performed in a radio broadcast in November of 1938, he wrote a lot of other music that continues to inspire musicians and listeners to this day. WRTI’s Susan Lewis talked with filmmaker Paul Moon about his documentary, Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty, which had its Philadelphia premiere in July, 2017 on WHYY-TV.   

Jennifer Higdon’s concerto, On a Wire, was inspired by images of birds, as well as the innovative versatility of the musicians of Eighth Blackbird, the contemporary soloist ensemble. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.

How about a hollowed-out pumpkin as a drum? What about a carrot as a flute? Brussel sprouts rubbed together as squeaky keepers of the beat. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston learns about vegetables with a life beyond the table. Since its official debut in 2011, the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra has evolved, this year appointing its first music director.


Steak sizzling on a grill at Pat's King of Steaks. A chorus of birdsong at the Philadelphia Zoo. These are just a few of the hundreds of sounds composer Tod Machover is collecting from people who live here for a unique musical profile to be performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra in April.

It's National Alzheimer's Awareness Month. WRTI's Susan Lewis reports on a musical work commissioned by a man to honor his parents who died of the disease. The work for chorus, soloists, and small orchestra surprised even the composer in its power to heal.   

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