Age Still Confers Benefits In Our Youth-Oriented Society
Philadelphia, PA – Research on how adults ages 18 to 85 rate their satisfaction with life and day-to-day moods yields a few surprises. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston highlights the thrust of a study published in PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. It's an age-related snapshot of psychological well-being in the United States.
The life of the popular composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has engendered conjecture and controversy. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the musical rivalry between Mozart and composer Antonio Salieri, suggested in Walnut Street Theatre's production of AMADEUS.
Holiday Spending in 2010: Expectations and Options
Philadelphia, PA – Will consumers have a different approach to buying holiday gifts in these recessionary times? WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at this year's anticipated holiday spending, and at gift alternatives that may reduce consumers' stress levels.
Two musicians discover secrets about one another - and learn about themselves - through their work on a song cycle by 19th-century German composer Robert Schumann. WRTI's Susan Lewis considers this award-winning drama about the power of music to bridge differences.
Politics and The River: Will a Sustainable Solution to Sharing Delaware River Water Be Achieved?
Philadelphia, PA – A 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision apportions more Delaware River water to NYC than it presently uses and, some claim, too little to PA, NJ, and DE. Can the four neighbors figure out a way to share the precious water supply? WRTI's Timothy Churchill looks at the past, present, and future of billions of gallons of water in three DE River reservoirs.
A five-day-a-week training program in West Philadelphia aims to provide a safe haven and cultivate lasting skills through classical music. At St. Francis de Sales school, students in grades one through seven are the focal point of the newly launched after-school project: TUNE UP PHILLY. It's the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's version of Venezuela's youth orchestras and ensembles known as El Sistema. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston learns about its transformative potential.