News and Views
2:08 pm
Fri April 21, 2006

Christine Todd Whitman

Before her appearance at the Philadelphia Speaker's Series, Meridee Duddleston had a chance to speak with Christine Todd Whitman. The former Environmental Protection Agency administrator and New Jersey governor offers a taste of her views on the Republican Party and her stint at the EPA.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

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Creatively Speaking
9:56 am
Sat April 15, 2006

Lang Lang

We speak with Pianist Lang Lang about his latest recording, Memory, and his upcoming performance at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Jason Peifer visits the InterAct Theatre Company and talks to artistic director Seth Rozin, the writer of the company's latest production, Reinventing Eden. We look ahead to this weekend's Curtis Institute of Music staged performances of Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring at the Prince Music Theater, and speak with rising star Brenden Gunnell.

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Crossover
9:53 am
Sat April 15, 2006

Midori, violin

This week, a candid interview with violin virtuoso Midori. After a lengthy career as one of the world's outstanding artists, Midori has decided to take on the task of educating the young through outreach programs and collaborations with fellow artists through her foundation Midori and Friends.

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News and Views
2:42 pm
Mon April 10, 2006

Tax Filing

WRTI's Jim Hilgen provides some tips as the deadline for filing tax returns is on the horizon

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

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Creatively Speaking
3:58 pm
Sat April 8, 2006

The Curtis Institute of Music

This week, we listen back to four recent features from the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com. We'll discover a little of the history of the Curtis Institute of Music and take a walk through the James A. Michener Art Museum, while Susan Lewis visits the Rosenbach Museum & Library and explores the Fairmount Water Works.

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Crossover
3:23 pm
Sat April 8, 2006

Jason Vieaux, guitar

This week, a visit from one of today's most exciting new artists-guitarist Jason Vieaux. A 1992 winner of the Guitar Foundation of America's international competition, and a top prize winner in the 1996 Naumburg competition, Vieaux was honored as an artistic ambassador for the US to Southeast Asia in 1995. He was also an NPR "Young Artist-in-Residence" for 2002. He currently holds the position of chair of the guitar department at the Cleveland Institute, and continues to perform with orchestras world-wide to critical acclaim.

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News and Views
9:15 am
Mon April 3, 2006

Jazz Appreciation Month

WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at this uniquely American art form.

Creatively Speaking
10:06 am
Sat April 1, 2006

Andrew Wyeth

A major Andrew Wyeth retrospective opens this week at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It's one of three current local Wyeth Exhibitions. We'll take a look at the painter who, despite being ignored by the art world for much of his seven decade career, has remained true to his own artistic vision. Albert Stumm looks into how artists and arts organizations are helping local economic revitalization. Jason Peifer previews A Skull in Connemara by Martin McDonagh at the Iron Age Theatre in Norristown, PA.

Crossover
9:33 am
Sat April 1, 2006

KIM ARROW, BILL WELSH, Taiko Drummers TOSHIKO AKIOSHI, piano

The Greater Philadelphia Japan-America Society's annual Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing, and Jill Pasternak celebrates with the thundering sounds of Taiko drummers Kim Arrow and Bill Welsh. Also featured, the music of pianist, composer, bandleader and jazz legend Toshiko Akiyoshi, and some authentic Koto music from the Tadao Sawai Koto Ensemble.

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News and Views
3:42 pm
Mon March 27, 2006

Cherry Blossom Festival

There's a new annual rite of spring in Philadelphia. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Fairmount Park and around the city.

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