Would You Love to Win an iPad? Here's Your Chance!
Pledge at any time during the upcoming WRTI Fall Member Drive and you'll automatically be entered into a contest to win an Apple 16 GB WiFi iPad loaded with superb collections of classical music or jazz - your choice.
The Fall Drive begins on Wednesday, September 22nd, and ends when we reach our goal of $325,000.
Every pledge or entry - at any time during the Drive - is automatically entered to win an iPad. Maybe you'll be the winner!
A Public Bike-Share Program for Philadelphia: Coming Soon?
Philadelphia, PA – A study released earlier this year by the William Penn Foundation indicates that Philadelphia could soon be going the way of dozens of European and a handful of American cities with bike share programs. WRTI's Timothy Churchill considers what Philadelphia might look like with a public bike system.
Jim Cotter speaks with Jeri Lynne Johnson as the highly regarded local conductor begins her second season as music director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra.
David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Bang on a Can Marathon. The contemporary music ensemble embarks on a 10-hour, uninterrupted performance as part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival on Sunday, September 12, 2010.
And we speak with Robert Wittman. He writes of his 15 years as head of the FBI's Art Crime Team in Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures.
The Belgian-born Henri Vieuxtemps stands in the center of that line of Classical and Romantic violinist composers. In fact, a chronological list of the forty most-prominent violinist composers, from the beginning (Arcangelo Corelli, b.1653) to well into the 20th century (Amadeo Roldan, b.1900) also places Vieuxtemps right in the middle, at number twenty.
Susan Lewis considers various experimental theater productions in this year's Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.
David Patrick Stearns explores the growing international reputation of Baltic composers.
Jim Cotter speaks with Conrad Anker. His 2007 expedition to Mt. Everest to retrace the steps of the 1920s British explorer George Mallory is the subject of a newly released documentary now showing at the Franklin Institute.
Philadelphia, PA – It's been five years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast forcing thousands to rebuild their lives from scratch. WRTI's Windsor Johnston takes a look at re-building efforts, the challenges residents still face, and the lessons learned.