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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.