David Contosta http://wrti.org en Wharton Escherick--Phila. Historical Interpreters--Baltic Composers--Nature, The Wissahickon Valley http://wrti.org/post/wharton-escherick-phila-historical-interpreters-baltic-composers-nature-wissahickon-valley <p>Susan Lewis considers 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker, Wharton Esherick.</p> <p>Tom Keels spends time with some of Philadelphia's historical interpreters in the midst of their busiest time of year.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns explores the growing international reputation of Baltic composers.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with David Contosta and Carol Franklin, authors of <i>Metropolitan Paradise: The Struggle for Nature in the City of Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley, 1620-2020.</i></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 14:48:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Tom Keels 2565 at http://wrti.org Wharton Escherick--Phila. Historical Interpreters--Baltic Composers--Nature, The Wissahickon Valley Secrets of the Silk Road--Choral Mendelssohn Club--Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Metropolitan Paradise http://wrti.org/post/secrets-silk-road-choral-mendelssohn-club-composer-diego-luzuriaga-metropolitan-paradise <p>Jim Cotter takes us to the Penn Museum's latest, newly revamped, exhibition Secrets of<br /> the Silk Road. Susan Lewis looks at how the Mendelssohn Club is expanding the concept of choral performance, with help from its audiences.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the Equadorian-born, Philadelphia-based composer Diego Luzuriaga. And Jim Cotter speaks with historian David Contosta and landscape architect Carol Franklin, authors of Metropolitan Paradise: The Struggle for Nature in the City, Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley, 1620-2020.</p> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & David Patrick Stearns 2499 at http://wrti.org Secrets of the Silk Road--Choral Mendelssohn Club--Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Metropolitan Paradise Darwin and Lincoln: Contemporaries Who Changed The World http://wrti.org/post/darwin-and-lincoln-contemporaries-who-changed-world <p>Two pivotal figures in history - British naturalist Charles Darwin, and American President Abraham Lincoln - were born an ocean apart, on the same day in February, 1809. Each led movements that changed the way we think about human beings. WRTI's Susan Lewis talks to historian David Contosta, author of <i>Rebel Giants</i>, about their different lives and the things they had in common.</p> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 01:21:39 +0000 Susan Lewis 3305 at http://wrti.org Darwin and Lincoln: Contemporaries Who Changed The World