More than so many other kinds of music, jazz takes its tradition seriously. There's about 100 years' worth, and most of it has been passed down in sound: by playing with, listening to and studying with the masters. So it makes sense that jazz musicians feel such visceral connections to their ancestors, whether spiritual, intellectual, educational, inspirational, aspirational or even just marketable.--From NPR
Jim Cotter speaks with storyteller James Braley about his one-man show, Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour), now at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia through July 16th.
Susan Lewis takes us to two exhibitions at the National Constitution Center that explore "the real" George Washington.
Eric Brannon profiles William T. Trego. The Michener Museum in Doylestown is hosting the first-ever retrospective of the little-remembered Pennsylvania Victorian-era painter.
Jill Pasternak speaks with Herbie Hancock. The music legend's Imagine Project is an international recording and film project featuring collaborations between a dozen superstars from every region of the planet, led by Hancock. It utilizes the universal language of music to express its central themes of peace and global responsibility.
Cyber Bullying: Measures Being Taken to Curb Online Harassment of Students
Philadelphia, PA – The term "bullying" used to be equated, mostly, to schoolyard fights and stolen lunch money. Now, through the use of modern technology, bullying has grown to include "cyber-bullying" - a global online epidemic resulting in depression, anxiety, and suicide among children and teens. WRTI's Windsor Johnston takes a look at what's being done to combat it.
The Canadian Brass stopped by our studios to talk with Jill Pasternak and perform live after their recent concert on the Temple campus. Musician and educator Michael J. Miles, who specializes in banjo and guitar, is our second guest. He's a self-described "musical documentarian."