Victims of Sexual Assault in PA: Seeking Justice Via Legalization of Expert Testimony During Trials
Philadelphia, PA – Pennsylvania is one of two states in the nation that explicitly does not allow expert testimony in trials regarding sex crimes. WRTI's Windsor Johnston takes a look at a new legislative measure that would provide victims with the help they say they need to bring their perpetrators to justice.
As America's first president is considered through the material culture of two of his households - one at Mount Vernon and one in Philadelphia - WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the man behind the myth. NEW VIEWS FROM MOUNT VERNON, and THE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE: THE UNTOLD STORY IN QUILTS run through September 5th at the Nat'l Constitution Center.
Since 1824, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania has been collecting documents that tell the story of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia region. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the Society and how it is carrying forth its mission.
New Wineries in NJ: Court Ruling Puts Their Business on Hold
Philadelphia, PA – Over 30 new wineries in NJ are facing unexpected challenges because of a court ruling preventing them from conducting business; they're waiting for the NJ Legislature to intervene on their behalf. WRTI's Joe Irizarry speaks with the director of the NJ Division of Alcoholic and Beverage Control, as well as some winery owners about the situation.
Cyber Bullying: Measures Being Taken to Curb Online Harassment of Students
Philadelphia, PA – The term "bullying" used to be equated, mostly, to schoolyard fights and stolen lunch money. Now, through the use of modern technology, bullying has grown to include "cyber-bullying" - a global online epidemic resulting in depression, anxiety, and suicide among children and teens. WRTI's Windsor Johnston takes a look at what's being done to combat it.
Urban Living: The Growth of Philadelphia's Young Adult Cohort
Philadelphia, PA – The latest census data shows that the number of young adults living in downtown Philadelphia, between the ages of 20 to 34, has expanded dramatically in the past 10 years. WRTI's Timothy Churchill talks about this new trend with the director of Temple University's Career Center, a Temple sociology professor, a Philadelphia booster, and two young adults.
WRTI's Meridee Duddleston returns to St. Francis de Sales school in SW Philadelphia to check in on TUNE UP PHILLY - a unique after-school classical music program launched in 2010. Program Director Stanford Thompson, teaching artists, and parents share their thoughts on this Phila. Youth Orchestra project modeled after Venezuela's youth orchestra system.
Need to lose weight? Can't decide between two popular weight-loss strategies? In the largest study of its kind, researchers compared low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets over a two-year period. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston learns about the findings from lead researcher Gary Foster, PhD of Temple University's Center for Obesity Research and Education.