Join Jill as she interviews Dr. Josh Perelman, Deputy Director for Exhibitions, Programs and Collections, and Michael Rosenzweig, President and CEO of the National Museum of American Jewish History. They discuss the founding of the museum, the role it plays as the country's only museum dedicated exclusively to telling the still-unfolding story of Jews in America, and the importance of its status as a Smithsonian affiliate institution.
Japan?s Earthquake and Tsunami: The Economic Impact on the United States
Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Timothy Churchill speaks with two professors from Temple University's Fox School of Business about the short- and long-term impact of Japan's March 11th disasters on the U.S. economy, and the future of trade between the two countries.
Spring is here, and along with it comes our annual jazz celebration in April. This year, the Philadelphia jazz community - including WRTI - has organized the Philadelphia Jazz Coalition to help our city celebrate its extraordinary jazz legacy and current thriving jazz scene throughout the month. Jazz events and programs are happening at a variety of venues in Philadelphia. WRTI joins in the city's celebration with special jazz programming.
Opera sensation Vittorio Grigolo is a man in demand. From the Met to La Scala, the finest opera houses around the world clamor to have his voice resound through their halls. He's one of the handful of rising tenors to have been touted as "the next Pavarotti."--NPR
Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) was an American Jazz pianist. Powell has been described as one of "the two most significant pianists of the style of modern jazz that came to be known as bop", the other being his friend and contemporary Thelonious Monk. Along with Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a key player in the history of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him "the Charlie Parker of the piano".
Relache: Press Play Music of Mark Hagerty, Guy Klucevsek, Cynthia Folio
Relache has been slipping the thin leading edge of new music into Philadelphia since 1979. They've done it with a jolly indifference to the clashing of styles or the rocking of boats. Even their name, which in French means "the show is closed," exhibits their iconoclasm and humor. Downtown, uptown, no town, doesn't matter: if it's new - brand new - Relache is all over it.
Two composers are born within two years of each other, and they both die in the same year. One is world-famous; the other is almost unknown. Join us as we explore works by Richard Wagner and Robert Volkmann - two composers who were opposites, yet had much in common.
Something special occurs when talented people collaborate. That is what happened when Sarah Vaughan and trumpet star Clifford Brown and his band got together to record at the Fine Sound Studios in New York in December of 1954.
What is the Corporation for Public Broadcasting? (CPB)
What is National Public Radio? (NPR)
How are they related to WRTI?
Are you under the impression that CPB and NPR are synonymous? They're not. Do you think that WRTI and other local public radio stations receive their funding from NPR? They don't. Many people find all of this confusing...especially in light of the attention public radio funding has been receiving in the media during the last few months. No worries. We're here to connect the dots.
David Patrick Stearns profiles the British-born pianist Imogen Cooper. She performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No.9 in concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra on March 24 - 26, 2011.
Jim Cotter looks ahead to a new exhibition at Locks Gallery in Philadelphia. The Insolent Eye pays tribute to the early 20th-century French author Alfred Jarry, who would influence subsequent generations of visual artists and musicians.
Susan Lewis takes us to a Philadelphia Theatre Company presentation of Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman show, Let Me Down Easy.