News and Views
10:39 am
Tue May 27, 2008

News and Views Examines Regional Tourism's Strategy During a Sluggish Economy

LOVE, Robert Indiana, sculpture, 1976

News and Views Examines Regional Tourism's Stratregy During a Sluggish Economy

Philadelphia, PA –
A report from the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) shows leisure visits to the region have grown significantly over the past 10 years.

WRTI's Jim Hilgen reports that with gas prices rising, and the economy struggling, the staff at GPTMC believe Philadelphia and the surrounding counties can continue to bring plenty of visitors to the area.

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Crossover
4:10 pm
Sat May 24, 2008

Thomas Lauderdale: Pink Martini artistic director and founder

Pink Martini

Jill Pasternak interviews Thomas Lauderdale, founder, songwriter, and pianist  for the 12-piece, Oregon-based ensemble Pink Martini. With lead vocalist China  Forbes, the band has recorded songs in more than eight languages, and has won  fans worldwide.  

Tune in to hear about this vintage-chic band that blends classical, jazz, and world music.

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Creatively Speaking
2:39 pm
Sat May 24, 2008

The Historic Boyd Theatre--Settlement Music School's Centennial--The Arden Theatre's Our Town

Boyd Theatre, 1928

Jim Cotter on Philadelphia's Boyd Theater. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the art deco building on its 2008 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. It will be sold to a private investor next week who could, under an existing demolition permit, order its destruction.

Susan Lewis looks at Philadelphia's Settlement Music School, now celebrating its centennial.

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News and Views
10:40 am
Wed May 21, 2008

News and Views looks at one option available in the fight against obesity.

Bariatric Surgery

Philadelphia, PA –

When other weight-loss options fail, some who suffer from obesity are finding success with bariatric surgery.

Nearly one in 50 adults in the United States is considered morbidly obese. In an effort to battle what some are calling an epidemic, more Americans are choosing bariatric surgery to address their weight problems.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:16 pm
Thu May 15, 2008

WRTI's Memorial Day Weekend

Jazz lovers can tune in for another Great Singers and Big Swingers Weekend. An All-American Composers Weekend is in store for classical music fans.

All-American Composers Weekend

Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26


To celebrate Memorial Day, along with regular classical programming, WRTI will bring you works by American composers, and musical tributes to current and past military personnel.

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Creatively Speaking
12:53 pm
Sat May 10, 2008

Student Exhibitions at PAFA--Cirque du Soleil's Kooza--Reconsidering Telemann

Annual Student Exhibition at PAFA

Jim Cotter takes a walk through the Annual Student Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Jason Peifer visits the Cirque du Soliel village in Philadelphia, as the Quebec-based company stages their latest touring work, Kooza, on the Avenue of the Arts.

Susan Lewis considers 18th century German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann, said to be the most prolific composer in music history.

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Crossover
11:14 am
Sat May 10, 2008

JoAnn Falletta, conductor

JoAnn Falletta

Listen to Jill's interview with conductor JoAnn Falletta, and the radio broadcast premiere of Ernst von Dohnanyi's Violin Concerto No. 2 in C minor with Michael Ludwig, violin soloist, and Maestra Falletta conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Falletta, conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, will discuss this unique concerto for violin and orchestra - which does not use a violin section at all. Instead, it highlights the viola section and the rest of the full orchestra.

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Creatively Speaking
4:05 pm
Sat May 3, 2008

Conductor Christoph Eschenbach -- <em>Eurydice</em> at the Wilma -- Delaware Museum of Art

Christoph Eschenbach

Jim Cotter speaks with Christoph Eschenbach -- now in his final weeks as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Jason Peifer takes us to the underworld of Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl, at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia. An original score from Toby Twining was composed for the Wilma's production of the play.

Susan Lewis visits the Delaware Art Museum which uses art to both tell and inspire stories.

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Crossover
10:41 am
Sat May 3, 2008

Mimi Stillman: Flutist

Mimi Stillman

This week Jill Pasternak's guest is acclaimed flutist Mimi Stillman. At 12, Ms. Stillman was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music. She has since appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, and performed chamber music in many of the world's great concert halls. She is the founder and artistic director of the Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series, entering its third season in its new home at First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia.

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News and Views
10:40 am
Thu May 1, 2008

News and Views Explores the Democratic Presidential Race: A Two-Part Series with Hillary Clinton Supporter, Former President Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Supporter, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry

John Kerry

John Kerry: Massachusetts Senator

Philadelphia, PA 19103 – In Part 2 of our series, John Kerry weighs in on the hotly contested Democratic primary race, and explains why he thinks Illinois Senator Barack Obama should become the next U.S. president.

A former presidential candidate, Kerry is back on the campaign trail stumping for Obama, and will be featured on WRTI from May 2 to 7.

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