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11:05 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Temple University's Emergency Action Corps: Making A Difference in El Salvador

Windsor Johnston in El Salavdor

Philadelphia, PA – Access to adequate healthcare is a challenge for close to 1.3 billion people worldwide. In Central America over 140 million people have limited or no access to medical care. On this week's News & Views, Windsor Johnston travels to El Salvador with Temple Emergency Action Corps. The group was formed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina; medical students have since traveled to Honduras and Bolivia setting up clinics in rural areas.

News and Views
10:46 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Temple University's Emergency Action Corps: Making A Difference in El Salvador

Windsor Johnston in El Salavdor

Temple University's Emergency Action Corps: Making A Difference in El Salvador

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Creatively Speaking
12:05 pm
Sat April 17, 2010

2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Higdon--Phila. Orch.'s Asia Tour--Phila. Int'l Arts Festival '11

Photo by Candace DiCarlo

Jim Cotter speaks with composer Jennifer Higdon, the winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in music.

Susan Lewis looks ahead to the Philadelphia Orchestra's spring 2010 tour of Asia.

And we speak with organizers of the first Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, which takes place in April, 2011.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:25 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

Kimmel Center Presents on WRTI: Organist Cameron Carpenter and Absolute Bach Reinvented


Sunday, April 18

3 to 5 pm


KIMMEL CENTER PRESENTS...

Master Musicians Organ Series:

Organist Cameron Carpenter


Fresh Ink Series:

Absolute Bach Reinvented featuring the new music group Absolute Ensemble and guest pianist Simone Dinnerstein

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News and Views
8:59 am
Mon April 12, 2010

Taxes: A Light Look

Taxes: A Light Look

Philadelphia, PA – Wacky deductions, weird expenses, and impossible exemptions - is there anything funny about filing taxes? On this week's News and Views, WRTI's Meridee Duddleston finds out from some of those who know.

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Creatively Speaking!
11:26 am
Sat April 10, 2010

Making Scents at Longwood Gardens--Composer Paul Lansky's New Work--Lego Animals at Phila. Zoo

Susan Lewis tries to make sense of scents with a visit to a new exhibition about perfume at Longwood Gardens.

David Patrick Stearns listens to the influential modern composer Paul Lansky's new work Comix Trip - commissioned by Relache Ensemble.

Jim Cotter speaks with sculptor Sean Kenney. A collection of animals he's created from LEGO bricks has just been unveiled at Philadelphia Zoo.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
9:45 am
Wed April 7, 2010

BrAVA Philadelphia! on WRTI


Sunday, April 11

3 to 5:30 pm


The Academy of Vocal Arts has produced some of the world's most brilliant opera stars - and many of them returned to Philadelphia in late March to celebrate AVA's 75th Anniversary and perform in a gala concert. Tune in or listen online on April 11th when we bring you this special concert, recorded live at the Kimmel Center. The concert featured AVA star alumni from the Metropolitan Opera and from around the world.

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News and Views
9:07 am
Mon April 5, 2010

"Flash Mobs" in Philadelphia: Groups of Young People Converging in the City Have Turned Violent

"Flash Mobs" in Philadelphia: Groups of Young People Converging in the City Have Turned Violent

Philadelphia, PA – "Flash mob" activities in Philadelphia have increasingly turned into violent affairs, frightening visitors and merchants, and drawing stern rebukes from city leaders. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at how these social network-driven events started, and measures authorities are taking to combat them in the future.

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Crossover
3:44 pm
Sat April 3, 2010

Turtle Island Quartet Founder David Balakrishnan

Turtle Island Quartet. Founder David Balakrishnan is pictured at top, in center.

Join Jill when she interviews violinist and composer David Balakrishnan - founder of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Turtle Island Quartet. Since its inception in 1985, the ensemble has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. The classically trained group has defined a unique style of string playing by crossing the line of classical, jazz, funk, rock, bluegrass bebop, new age, and hip hop.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
12:43 pm
Sat April 3, 2010

Works by Hugo Alfven - Swedish Painter of Sound

Works by Hugo Alfven

Composers write music about love all the time. Hugo Alfven - urbane, well-trained, and rising in all the right circles - began one such piece as a young man in his twenties. It so overwhelmed him, however, that 20 years later it had mutated into a craggy three-quarter-hour symphony of four movements played without break, a luxuriant, ardent, and stunning wordless tale of such power that some critics thought it too suggestive for public performance.

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