News & Views

News and Views
4:06 pm
Tue June 17, 2008

News and Views looks at the costs and consequences of insurance fraud

Lynne Abraham, Philadelphia District Attorney

Insurance Fraud

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Jim Hilgen discusses the costs associated with insurance fraud with members of fraud prevention organizations, and Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham. Hear what they have to say on this topic.

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News and Views
3:03 pm
Mon June 9, 2008

News and Views Looks at Possible Consequences of Overexposure to the Sun

Skin Cancer

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Jim Hilgen speaks with local dermatologists on the causes and treatment of skin cancer. Also, hear some helpful hints to protect against this deadly disease.

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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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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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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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News and Views
3:33 pm
Sun April 27, 2008

Former U.S. President William J. Clinton Speaks with WRTI's Windsor Johnston

Former U.S. President William J. Clinton

Former U.S. President William J. Clinton

Philadelphia, PA – Bill Clinton discusses life back on the presidential campaign trail--this time on behalf of his wife, New York Senator Hillary Clinton.

The two-term American president also talks about the role he expects to play in a potential second Clinton administration, and makes some predictions about the road ahead for his wife and her Democratic opponent, Illinois Senator Barak Obama.

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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
3:35 pm
Mon March 17, 2008

An Exclusive Interview with America's First Female Secretary of State

Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State

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News and Views
3:36 pm
Tue March 11, 2008

Kenya Update: Life After the December 2007 Election

Kenya Update: Life After the December 2007 Election

Philadelphia, PA – What started out as an attempt by WRTI News Director Windsor Johnston to shed light on the lives of Kenyan villagers, quickly changed on December 29, 2007. That was the day when results of the presidential election were announced by the Electoral Commission of Kenya. Many believe the election was rigged.

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