Jazz Stories
3:59 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

LISTEN: What's With All The Jazz Tribute Albums?

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

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Creatively Speaking
10:11 am
Thu July 7, 2011

James Braley on LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION--The REAL George Washington--Painter William T. Trego

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.

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Crossover
11:56 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Music Legend Herbie Hancock

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.

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News and Views
6:45 am
Mon July 4, 2011

Cyber Bullying: Measures Being Taken to Curb Online Harassment of Students

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.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:15 pm
Sat July 2, 2011

Leroy Anderson Celebration on July 4th

Tune in on Independence Day at 1 pm for a special hour of Leroy Anderson favorites performed by the US Air Force Band, the Purdue University Symphonic Band, and the US Coast Guard Band.

Conducted by composer Leroy Anderson and Kurt Anderson, the program includes:

"The Captain and the Kings," "The Syncopated Clock," "Blue Tango," "Bugler's Holiday," "The Waltzing Cat," "Horse and Buggy," "The Girl I Left Behind," and more!

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
12:15 pm
Sat July 2, 2011

Claude Debussy Revealed

Maybe it's not fair, but we're going to play two works by Debussy that he never wanted us to hear. And we'll listen to one piece in a form he never heard.

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Crossover
1:28 pm
Fri July 1, 2011

Canadian Brass and Banjoist Michael Miles

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."

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Creatively Speaking
10:48 am
Fri July 1, 2011

Wharton Escherick--Phila. Historical Interpreters--Baltic Composers--Nature, The Wissahickon Valley

Susan Lewis considers 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker, Wharton Esherick.

Tom Keels spends time with some of Philadelphia's historical interpreters in the midst of their busiest time of year.

David Patrick Stearns explores the growing international reputation of Baltic composers.

Jim Cotter speaks with David Contosta and Carol Franklin, authors of Metropolitan Paradise: The Struggle for Nature in the City of Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley, 1620-2020.

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CD Selections
4:38 pm
Wed June 29, 2011

Maureen Malloy Recommends...

Irvin Mayfield: A Love Letter To New Orleans

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WRTI Spotlight
10:34 am
Wed June 29, 2011

Happy Birthday USA on WRTI

Patriotic Music and Works by American Composers

Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 4

A Swingin' and Singin' Jazz Weekend

Saturday, July 2 to Tuesday, July 5

Join us during classical music hours for selections dating back from the birth of our nation to the present. And from Saturday night of the holiday weekend through the following Tuesday morning, you'll hear your favorite big bands and classic vocalists during regular jazz hours.

Patriotic Music and Works by American Composers

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