The Intersection of Contemporary Art and Environmental Concerns
Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Susan Lewis considers environmental art at the Asian Arts Initiative in Center City, Philadelphia, and at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.
The name of Henry Cowell (1897-1965) may be unfamiliar to many classical music listeners, but Cowell is one of the biggest influences on modern American music, inspiring composers as disparate as John Cage, George Gershwin, Burt Bacharach, and generations down to this day. His own music isn't heard that often, but on this month's Discoveries we'll listen to three fascinating pieces out of his gargantuan and stylistically surprising catalog. We'll also talk to musicologist Gary Galvan, who will share some of the facets of Cowell's life and music that made him the important figure that he is.
Witness Intimidation in Philadelphia: City, State, and Federal Lawmakers Strive to Halt the Practice
Philadelphia, PA – As a result of witness intimidation incidents becoming increasingly more frequent, the City of Philadelphia dedicated $200,000 to a new witness-protection program in late June 2010. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at some of the ways that city, state, and federal lawmakers are planning to combat and tackle the problem.
WRTI honors the man who taught the world to swing with special programming, a unique event, on-demand audio, articles, and videos.
"I never tried to prove nothing, just always wanted to give a good show. My life has been my music; it's always come first. But the music ain't worth nothing if you can't lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, 'cause what you're there for is to please the people." --Louis Armstrong