News and Views
5:27 pm
Sun April 24, 2011

Baby Boomers Becoming Seniors: A Growing Population in Philadelphia

Baby Boomers Becoming Seniors: A Growing Population in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Debates about gov't programs such as Medicare and Social Security will be waged over the next two decades as the elderly American population expands. Philadelphia is at the forefront of this population trend. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston hears from those whose work gives them a unique perspective on enhancing the daily lives of a growing demographic.

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Creatively Speaking
2:07 pm
Sat April 23, 2011

Phila. Orch.'s Next Chapter--Andy Warhol (ICA)--Thos. Meany, Flute Society of Greater Phila.

Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol at the ICA pre-show party on October 7, 1965. From the Temple University Libraries, Urban Archives

What now for the Philadelphia Orchestra? As Chapter 11 hearings proceed, we speak with the orchestra's board chair Richard Worley, and orchestra cellist John Koen who heads the musicians' committee.

Susan Lewis considers a new exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art that reflects on Andy Warhol and his first solo museum show at the ICA in 1965.

And we speak with Thomas Meany of the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia.

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10:46 am
Sat April 23, 2011

Bassist and Bandleader Warren Oree, Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, Jill Pasternak speaks with Warren Oree, co-founder of Lifeline Music Coalition.

News and Views
7:17 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 2011: The French Connection Part 2

Creatively Speaking
11:33 am
Sat April 16, 2011

Playwright Rogelio Martinez's Wanamaker's Pursuit--PIFA 2011-- Pennypacker Mills--James MacMillan

Jim Cotter speaks with playwright Rogelio Martinez. The Arden Theatre presents the world-premiere production of his Wanamaker's Pursuit as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).

Susan Lewis considers two early 20th-century artists whose work in Paris has inspired collaborations in this year's PIFA.

Eric Brannon takes us to Pennypacker Mills in Schwenksville, PA for an exhibition of historical mechanical musical devices - the forefathers of modern electronic appliances such as the CD player and the iPod.

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News and Views
7:14 am
Mon April 11, 2011

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 2011: The French Connection Part 1

9:55 am
Sat April 9, 2011

Philadelphia's National Museum of American Jewish History

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.

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News and Views
7:43 am
Mon April 4, 2011

Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami: The Economic Impact on the United States

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.

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Jazz Stories
12:49 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with WRTI

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.

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Classical Stories
3:42 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Vittorio Grigolo: A Rising Tenor Takes His Time

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

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