Mendelssohn scholar R. Larry Todd and Philadelphia Singers Music Director David Hayes speak with WRTI's Susan Lewis about the long-neglected music of German composer Felix Mendelssohn and his sister, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.
Love listening to classical music? Want to know more? On this special edition of News and Views, Meridee Duddleston satisfies her curiosity about a few classical concepts. Hear from WRTI hosts: Jack Moore on a string technique that bounces, Jill Pasternak on one way that conductors create meaning, and Dave Conant on a romantic genre that tells a story.
The Philadelphia Orchestra's Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin paid a visit to the WRTI studios in November, and had a live, impromptu chat with WRTI's Kile Smith. Listen to the brief interview here - live from the WRTI studios!
MANNA: Providing Thanksgiving Meals Through a Fundraiser Selling Pies
Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia-based MANNA (the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) provides three meals a day, seven days a week throughout the year, for its clients who face life-threatening illnesses. WRTI's Joe Irizarry looks at MANNA's annual PIE IN THE SKY fundraiser that helps its clients have a special Thanksgiving through the sale of pies.
The new music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra is in town, finishing up two weeks of conducting the ensemble he will lead beginning in the 2012-2013 season. WRTI'S Susan Lewis talks to Yannick Nezet-Seguin about his approach to performing in the 21st century.
WRTI's Susan Lewis talks about radio, life, and the changing cultural landscape with Radio Hall of Famer Bob Edwards, host of NPR's MORNING EDITION for nearly 25 years; he's now exploring new territory on satellite radio. Edwards' new book is called A VOICE IN THE BOX.
Four High-Profile Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court?s New Session
Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Timothy Churchill speaks with Temple University Constitutional Law Professor Mark Rahdert about three Supreme Court cases whose outcomes could profoundly impact the U.S. criminal justice system and our First Amendment rights. Another politically charged case that is discussed concerns the constitutionality of universal health coverage.
Dr. Daniel Otte, the Academy of Natural Sciences' curator of entomology, has described over 1500 insect species, and recorded the songs of crickets from all over the world in a new exhibition at the Academy. WRTI's Susan Lewis considers the art and science of DUAL NATURE: SCIENCE ILLUSTRATIONS OF DAN OTTE, on view until December 4th.