What You Don't Know About The Iconic Olympic Theme Song

If you watch the Olympic Games, surely you recognize the heroic “Olympic Anthem” that’s played on TV. But do you know the story behind this piece of music? Who composed it? How did it become so iconic? Well, here’s the inside scoop…

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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.

Oil

Apr 9, 2005

Oil prices are at an all-time high. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look this important commodity.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin shares her perspectives on baseball, a professional challenge and Abraham Lincoln with Meridee Duddleston. Goodwin appeared at the Philadelphia Speakers Series.

Pet Therapy

Mar 26, 2005

Members of the Deer Meadows Retirement Home community highlight the benefits of adding small animals to a living environment. Temple's John Shank, Ed.D., CTRS, chair of the Department of Therapeutic Recreation adds his views.

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Bagpipes often play at police and firefighter funerals, but they also play at celebrations.  And in Philadelphia --The Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes & Drums play everything from Amazing Grace to the Rocky Theme to music in concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra.


With genius and grace, African-American slaves transformed bitter human experience into a beautiful art form called the "spiritual." One of the most haunting African-American spirituals, “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” was likely borne out of heart-wrenching tragedy: the forcible separation of parent from child.

It was the fall of 1802 when Ludwig van Beethoven confessed his nearly fatal despair about his growing deafness, in what’s now known as his "Heiligenstadt Testament." His music then took a daring new turn. WRTI’s Susan Lewis talks with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas about Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, "Eroica."

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Violinist Joshua Bell is in town playing Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto with The Philadelphia Orchestra, where he made his first major concert debut at the age of 14. Now, over 35 years later, he’s a celebrated soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and conductor. 

A bestiary in the Middle Ages was a book of illustrations of animals, each accompanied by a moral lesson.   Sir James MacMillan’s musical bestiary for organ and orchestra is informed by his Scottish background, different musical traditions, and a sharp sense of social satire. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.

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