News & Views

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

Family Theater During the Holidays: Not Just for Kids!

News and Views
2:54 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

Jobs Summits in Philadelphia and Washington DC Look to Attack Unemployment

Jobs Summits in Philadelphia and Washington DC Look to Attack Unemployment

Philadelphia, PA – As the unemployment rate reaches new highs in the Philadelphia region and nationally, local lawmakers are trying to find ways to create job opportunities. On this week's News and Views we'll look at some of the insights coming from a local jobs summit that was held on the same day as a national meeting on the issue.

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12:06 pm
Mon November 30, 2009

When Should Women Begin Getting Mammograms? New Guidelines Confuse Issue

When Should Women Begin Getting Mammograms? New Guidelines Confuse Issue

Philadelphia, PA – For nearly two decades women have been advised to get mammograms when they reach the age of 40. But recently that recommendation changed. On this week's News & Views, we'll hear about new guidelines on breast cancer. The revisions have left many women confused, physicans spilt, and breast cancer advocacy groups outraged.

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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
10:10 am
Fri October 16, 2009

Cell Phone Ban on Non-Motorists in Philadelphia

Cell Phone Ban on Non-Motorists in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Starting on November 1st in Philadelphia, if you are skateboarding, biking, or doing some inline skating, you'd better put away your cell phone or use a hands-free device. WRTI's Windsor Johnston hit the streets to find out how Philadelphians are reacting to one of the most far-reaching bans on non-motorists in the nation.

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News and Views
10:14 am
Mon October 5, 2009

License Plates and the First Amendment: Is a license plate like a bumper sticker?

License Plates and the First Amendment

Philadelphia, PA – Meridee Duddleston takes a look at this question in the context of the controversial "Choose Life" license plates. The plates are the focus of a First Amendment lawsuit awaiting a decision in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

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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
1:47 pm
Fri September 26, 2008

Christoph Eschenbach Accepts New Position in Washington, DC

Philadelphia, PA – The next artistic leader of the National Symphony Orchestra will be Christoph Eschenbach. He recently completed his tenure at The Philadelphia Orchestra after just five seasons. Eschenbach's new position begins in 2010/2011. He has also been named music director of the Kennedy Center, a newly created post. Speaking to WRTI earlier this year, Eschenbach hinted that he was considering the job but planned to make a decision after the presidential election. There's no word yet on his change of mind.

News and Views
10:39 am
Fri August 15, 2008

News and Views Looks at Controversy Surrounding PA's Commercial Dog Breeders

Controversy Surrounding PA's Commercial Dog Breeders

Philadelphia, PA – A recent raid on a Chester County dog breeding operation brought the issue of the state's "puppy mills" back to the forefront. Listen to Jim Hilgen's report.

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News and Views
2:44 pm
Wed August 13, 2008

Philadelphia Orchestra To Perform Historic Open-Air Concert

Philadelphia Orchestra To Perform Historic Open-Air Concert

Philadelphia, PA – For the first time in the ensemble's 108-year history, The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform at City Hall. The concert is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23 at 7 pm, and is free and open to the public. Listen to Susan Lewis' report from WRTI's Arts & Culture Desk.

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