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12:34 am
Mon January 17, 2011

Ground Control: A Look at the Hotly Contested Future of Philadelphia International Airport and Delaware County's Tinicum Township

Ground Control: A Look at the Hotly Contested Future of Philadelphia International Airport and Delaware County's Tinicum Township

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Audio Archive
12:31 pm
Mon January 10, 2011

Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern: An Exhibition at University of Pennsylvania

Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern: An Exhibition at Penn through February 13th

Philadelphia, PA – Susan Lewis considers 20th-century sculptor Wharton Esherick, who changed the way people thought of furniture and art. An exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania explores Esherick's evolution and the artistic community in Philadelphia that nurtured him. The show runs through February 13, 2011.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:50 pm
Sun January 9, 2011

First Listen from NPR: Simone Dinnerstein, <i>Bach: A Strange Beauty</i>


Pianist Simone Dinnerstein earned international acclaim with her 2007 recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Her second album comes out on January 18th. Here's an exclusive "First Listen" from NPR. Listen to the entire album, or individual tracks.

Click Here for an Exclusive First Listen to Dinnerstein's Bach: A Strange Beauty

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
9:51 am
Sat January 8, 2011

Only in America!

Only in America...in the midst of WW II, Columbia Pictures was deciding who would compose the score to a film about an Allied battle in Norway. Two Russian-born composers were in the running. Igor Stravinsky, the most famous composer alive, had the inside track. Yet, the other composer got the job. Who did Stravinsky lose out to?

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News and Views
11:12 am
Mon January 3, 2011

Civic Accomplishments and Works-in-Progress in Philadelphia: Last Year's Gains and This Year's Plans

Civic Accomplishments and Works-in-Progress in Philadelphia: Last Year's Gains and This Year's Plans

Philadelphia, PA –

WRTI's Meridee Duddleston speaks with three local newsmakers about their views on civic gains in 2010, and what might shape Philadelphia's political, economic, and social life in 2011.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:26 pm
Fri December 31, 2010

<a><h3>Peace and Joy in 2011</h3></a>

Happy New Year from all of your friends at your favorite radio station! We wish you health and prosperity, and many hours of enjoyment listening to the programming you love on WRTI.

Happy New Year!

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WRTI Spotlight
12:42 pm
Fri December 31, 2010

<a><h3>Peace and Joy in 2011</h3></a>

Happy New Year from all of your friends at your favorite radio station! We wish you health and prosperity, and many hours of enjoyment listening to the programming you love on WRTI.

Happy New Year!

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Jazz Stories
4:42 pm
Thu December 30, 2010

Jazz Bassist and Composer Charles Fambrough Dies at 60


The Philadelphia jazz community lost one of its own on January 1st. The great acoustic jazz bassist Charles Fambrough, who performed with Grover Washington, Jr., McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, and many others, passed away after a long illness at his home in Allentown.

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Obituary from The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Jazz Stories
1:41 pm
Thu December 30, 2010

Pianist and Jazz Ambassador Billy Taylor Dies at 89


Dr. Billy Taylor, the legendary pianist, composer, educator, TV and radio broadcaster, and staunch jazz advocate, died of heart failure in New York City on December 28th. His life in jazz was remarkable.

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Obituary from NPR Music

Obituary from The New York Times

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WRTI Spotlight
12:38 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

<a href=http://www.wrti.org/holiday2010.html>Music for the Holidays on WRTI</a>


Looking for the perfect mix of classical music and jazz to add cheer to your season? We've got it!

Happy Holidays From All of Your Friends at WRTI!

We wish you peace, health, and happiness in the New Year, and many joyful hours of music brought to you by your favorite radio station.

Click Here to see highlights of our holiday schedule and CD gift suggestions from WRTI hosts

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