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3:39 pm
Tue February 26, 2008

A Visit to the Mama na Dada Center in Kunya, Kenya

Windsor Johnston volunteering at the Mama na Dada Center

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Windsor Johnston spent two weeks volunteering at the Mama na Dada Center, located along the shores of Lake Victoria in Kunya, Kenya. Mama na Dada, meaning "mothers and sisters" strives to empower women and young girls by providing them with the skills they need to be financially successful. Programs range from organic gardening to textile production.

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News and Views
3:40 pm
Mon February 18, 2008

Volunteering at the Freda Medical Center in Kitale, Kenya

Windsor Johnston at the Sister Freda Medical Center

Volunteering at the Freda Medical Center in Kitale, Kenya

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News and Views
3:37 pm
Tue February 12, 2008

WRTI's Windsor Johnston Visits The Common Ground Village of Kitale, Kenya

Windsor Johnston and Shana Greene Machinga

The Common Ground Village of Kitale

Philadelphia, PA –

WRTI News Director Windsor Johnston presents an in-depth look at life in a small village nestled in the outskirts of Kitale, Kenya. The village in western Kenya, run by the Common Ground Program (an NGO) provides a school for orphans and also houses a special bio-intensive gardening project where students learn natural methods of growing fruits, vegetables, and plants.

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News and Views
3:42 pm
Mon December 10, 2007

WRTI's Meridee Duddleston Considers the Legality Surrounding the Use of Confidential Sources by Journalists

Confidential Sources

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Meridee Duddleston takes a look at some of the legal issues surrounding the use of confidential sources by journalists. Norman Pearlstine, Time, Inc.'s former editor-in-chief, comments on the role of the press in American society. And Temple University Beasley School of Law Professor Craig Green weighs in on concerns inherent in recognizing a special legal status for journalists when it comes to subpoenas.

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News and Views
3:41 pm
Mon December 10, 2007

Robert Ballard: Oceanographer

Robert Ballard

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News and Views
4:16 pm
Sat December 1, 2007

Christiane Amanpour Discusses the Role of International Journalism in the World Today

Christiane Amanpour

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News and Views
9:50 am
Wed May 23, 2007

ORSON'S SHADOW: Philadelphia Theatre Company

I hope the Philadelphia Theatre Company extends Orson's Shadow: Austin Pendleton's play is that good and this ensemble makes it better. The play is based on an event in Orson Welles' life: and the facts when it comes to the creator of Citizen Kane are stranger and poignant.

Orson's Shadow

May 4 - June 3, 2007

Philadelphia Theatre Company

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News and Views
9:58 am
Wed May 2, 2007

FALSTAFF: Opera Company of Philadelphia

Roberto di Candia, who charmed as the Barber of Seville last season, is back at the Academy of Music, with more tricks and a lot of padding to sing the Opera Company of Philadelphia's Falstaff.

FALSTAFF: Opera Company of Philadelphia

Academy of Music

May 2, 2007

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News and Views
9:27 am
Sat April 28, 2007

CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH and JULIA FISCHER: Philadelphia Orchestra

Julia Fischer, young, beautiful, and from Munich, is playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra. During Saturday's performance I could not keep Yehudi Menuhin from mind. The program didn't mention him, so the next morning I looked up her website and discovered that in her teens she won two international Menuhin Competitions under the violinist's supervision. The Beethoven concerto was Menuhin's signature piece, and Ms. Fischer's interpretation, while every bit her own, conveys a radiance & purity that recalls the late artist.

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News and Views
3:52 pm
Wed April 25, 2007

LAMBARENA (MODERN MASTERS): Pennsylvania Ballet

The men in Lambarena, a dance inspired by music of the same name, leap like gazelles across the Serengeti Plain. But the venue is the Merriam Theater, and we're watching the Pennsylvania Ballet. The women dancing hold their heads so high on their long necks, swing their arms and hips so well you can tell these skinny beauties have worked with African advisers.

LAMBARENA (MODERN MASTERS): Pennsylvania Ballet

Merriam Theater

April 25-29, 2007

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