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7:49 am
Thu June 2, 2011

THAT'S HOW WE ESCAPED - REFLECTIONS ON WARHOL at the Institute of Contemporary Art

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6:54 pm
Sun May 8, 2011

A Look at the Upcoming Philadelphia Municipal Primary Elections

A Look at the Upcoming Philadelphia Municipal Primary Elections

Philadelphia, PA – Will Philadelphia voters head to the polls Tuesday, May 17th to choose who will be running for office in November's general election? Five City Council members are stepping down, which opens those seats for new blood. The election is drawing little public interest. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at the upcoming Philadelphia primary elections.

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News and Views
9:24 am
Mon May 2, 2011

End of Life Care: Are Crucial Conversations and Questions Too Often Avoided?

End of Life Care: Are Crucial Conversations and Questions Too Often Avoided?

Philadelphia, PA – A recent study of Medicare recipients shows terminally ill Philadelphians spend more time with physician specialists and in intensive care units than residents of other major metro areas. What does this mean? WRTI's Timothy Churchill talks with proponents of hospice and palliative care.

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5:27 pm
Sun April 24, 2011

Baby Boomers Becoming Seniors: A Growing Population in Philadelphia

Baby Boomers Becoming Seniors: A Growing Population in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Debates about gov't programs such as Medicare and Social Security will be waged over the next two decades as the elderly American population expands. Philadelphia is at the forefront of this population trend. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston hears from those whose work gives them a unique perspective on enhancing the daily lives of a growing demographic.

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News and Views
7:17 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 2011: The French Connection Part 2

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7:14 am
Mon April 11, 2011

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 2011: The French Connection Part 1

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7:43 am
Mon April 4, 2011

Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami: The Economic Impact on the United States

Japan?s Earthquake and Tsunami: The Economic Impact on the United States

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Timothy Churchill speaks with two professors from Temple University's Fox School of Business about the short- and long-term impact of Japan's March 11th disasters on the U.S. economy, and the future of trade between the two countries.

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5:04 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

BAN THE BOX: An Attempt to Help Ex-Offenders Find Jobs in Philadelphia

BAN THE BOX: An Attempt to Help Ex-Offenders Find Jobs in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Legislation moving through Philadelphia City Council, dubbed "Ban the Box," would require Philadelphia employers to remove a question about an applicant's criminal history from job applications. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at the city's latest effort to help former felons find work and become productive members of society.

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9:18 am
Mon March 7, 2011

A Look at PA Ballet's SWAN LAKE: The Christopher Wheeldon Production is at the Academy of Music

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7:02 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

Aerobic Exercise: How Does it Benefit Cognition and Memory?

Aerobic Exercise: How Does it Benefit Cognition and Memory?

Philadelphia, PA – A landmark study released in PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES in January, 2011 indicates that walking can expand the hippocampus region of the brain - responsible for cognition and memory. WRTI's Timothy Churchill talks with a neurologist, health experts, and an octogenarian fighting Parkinson's with a regimen of daily physical exercise.

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