Creatively Speaking
9:03 am
Sat March 11, 2006

Jennifer Frautschi

A conversation with Jennifer Frautschi. She's in town to perform the Schumann Violin Concerto with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Jason Peifer is at the Walnut Street Theater for Trying--the true story of a Philadelphia icon Francis Biddle. We look ahead to Antigony, a new work from the Rebecca Davis Dance Company, featuring a multi-national cast of dancers. Albert Stumm examines support systems for newly graduated fine artists. And in our regular look inside the CultureFiles section of GoPhila.com, Susan Lewis visits The Rosenbach Museum and Library.

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News and Views
12:17 pm
Mon March 6, 2006

A Conversation With David McCullough

Historian and author David McCullough, in Philadelphia for the Speaker's Series, speaks with Jim Hilgen about how he came to become a historian, how he began writing historical biographies, and his take on the office of President. He also addresses the importance of history in education.

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
11:44 am
Sat March 4, 2006

The Philadelphia Flower Show

This week we take a walk through this year's Philadelphia Flower Show with designer Sam Lemheney. Jason Peifer examines the role of the theater critic. He'll speak with the Philadelphia Inquirer's Toby Zinman, David Anthony Fox of Philadelphia City Paper, and the Philadelphia Weekly's J. Cooper Robb. Susan Lewis considers why we both love and fear The Bard as The Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival opens its new season.

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Crossover
9:37 am
Sat March 4, 2006

Madradeus, Portuguese guitar

Hear an exploration of the sounds of Portugal with the music of the Lisbon-based group "Madredeus." Jill speaks with Pedro Ayres Magalhaes, the composer responsible for most of the music they perform, as well as being the ensemble's guitarist.

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Creatively Speaking
1:16 pm
Sat February 25, 2006

Jeffrey Siegel

We speak with world renowned pianist Jeffrey Siegel. The second of his three-part series of Keyboard Conversations, which provide listeners with deeper insight into individual classical piano works is at the Kimmel Center next week. Jason Peifer examines the legacy of Arthur Miller and looks ahead to the People's Light & Theatre production of The Crucible, which opens next week. And in our regular look inside the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com, Susan Lewis visits the Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia.

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Crossover
12:55 pm
Sat February 18, 2006

Paulo Jobim, composer

CROSSOVER with Jill Pasternak

News and Views
12:45 pm
Sat February 18, 2006

Black History Month

Black History Month began on a sad note with the death of Coretta Scott King. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at Black history in America and the contributions of Dr. and Mrs. King.

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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Crossover
12:39 pm
Sat February 18, 2006

JAMES GALWAY, flutist

This week, a conversation with distinguished artist James Galway. Knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his spectacular contribution to the world of music, he has embarked on yet another aspect of his career, conductor as well as soloist. He'll appear with his wife Jeannie Galway on a 22-city tour conducting the Polish Chamber Orchestra in a program of works celebrating the 250th birthday of Mozart.

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Crossover
1:56 pm
Tue February 14, 2006

THOMAS TIRINO, pianist

We go "south of the border" with a visit from pianist Thomas Tirino. Tirino has worked tirelessly recording and promoting the music of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, and released multiple volumes of Lecouna's music on CD. Now, Tirino has turned to another composer, the Brazilian-born Ernesto Nazareth, and has just released a CD of his music. WRTI is giving away 15 copies of the new Nazareth/Tirino CD, in a random drawing from e-mails and post cards received by January 21. Be sure to include your mailing address and telephone number. If you'd like to enter, click here!

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Crossover
3:11 pm
Sat February 11, 2006

Margaret Bartley, biographer (GRISHA) Gregor Piatagorsky--Jeffrey Solow, cellist

This week, a visit with author Margaret Bartley, whose book Grisha examines the life of cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. Cellist Jeffrey Solow, on the music staff at the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University, and a former Piatgorsky student, also makes an appearance.

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