News & Views

WRTI's News and Views is a series of short reports and interviews that shine a light on a variety of civic and cultural issues in our region and across the country. It's no longer being aired on WRTI - but you can still enjoy this content from the series.


News and Views
7:28 pm
Mon March 1, 2010

Philadelphia International Flower Show 2010: Passport to the World

The 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show runs from now until March 7th at the PA Convention Center.
News and Views
12:51 pm
Mon February 8, 2010

Philagrafika: Philadelphia's International Festival Celebrating Print in Contemporary Art

News and Views
10:56 am
Mon December 21, 2009

Family Theater During the Holidays: Not Just for Kids!

News and Views
8:21 pm
Tue November 17, 2009

Darwin and Lincoln: Contemporaries Who Changed The World

Two pivotal figures in history - British naturalist Charles Darwin, and American President Abraham Lincoln - were born an ocean apart, on the same day in February, 1809. Each led movements that changed the way we think about human beings. WRTI's Susan Lewis talks to historian David Contosta, author of Rebel Giants, about their different lives and the things they had in common.

News and Views
10:31 am
Mon July 20, 2009

An Interview with Walter Cronkite

The late Walter Cronkite spoke with WRTI's Windsor Johnston in 2006.
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News and Views
10:41 am
Mon March 31, 2008

A Profile of "Angela's Ashes" Author Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt came to attention in 1996 with the publication of Angela's Ashes, a memoir of his childhood in Ireland in the 1930s and '40s. The book won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography and was made into an Oscar-nominated movie.

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News and Views
3:35 pm
Mon March 24, 2008

Acclaimed Author Salman Rushdie Speaks with WRTI's Meridee Duddleston

Salman Rushdie, author

The author of The Satanic Verses reveals how he's moved far beyond the controversy ignited by the book's publication. Rushdie, who now spends one month a year teaching at Emory University, shares his insights on literature and the young, and the current status of fiction writing.

The Booker Prize winner entertained a packed audience at the Kimmel Center when he spoke as part of the 2007-2008 Philadelphia Speakers Series presented by Widener University, and sponsored by WRTI.

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News and Views
11:21 am
Mon September 25, 2006

Amy Tan

First published in 1989, The National Endowment for the Arts recently chose Amy Tan's first novel, The Joy Luck Club, as one of its "Big Reads" for 2007. Meridee Duddleston had a chance to speak with the author whose first and subsequent works resonate with readers in the United States and around the world.

News and Views
2:32 pm
Mon July 3, 2006

Welcome America

WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at what has been called the "Largest Celebration of America's Birthday," Philadelphia's Welcome America Celebration.

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.