Work To Ride: Equestrian Program for Inner-City Youth in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA – Nestled in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, the Chamounix Stables is the setting of a unique equestrian center. WRTI's Windsor Johnston takes a look at the nation's first African-American, inner-city teenage polo league. "Work to Ride" was created in 1994 to provide disadvantaged youth with the opportunity to connect with animals and nature.
What Effect Will The Tea Party Movement Have On The Future of American Politics?
Philadelphia, PA – In several states, candidates backed by the Republican Party establishment were defeated in primaries by those bearing the Tea Party stamp of approval. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at the tea party phenomenon.
What Does it Take to Get Young People Fired Up About Classical Music?
Philadelphia, PA – For every young person with the talent and drive to be an accomplished vocalist or violinist, there are legions more whose main connection to classical music is destined to remain as a member of an audience. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston takes a look at a range of perspectives on nurturing a connection to classical music among the young.
Susan Lewis considers DRACULA by Bram Stoker, whose notes for the famous novel live on at the Rosenbach Museum and Library. A Dracula Exhibition and Festival are taking place through October at the Rosenbach in Center City, Philadelphia.
A Public Bike-Share Program for Philadelphia: Coming Soon?
Philadelphia, PA – A study released earlier this year by the William Penn Foundation indicates that Philadelphia could soon be going the way of dozens of European and a handful of American cities with bike share programs. WRTI's Timothy Churchill considers what Philadelphia might look like with a public bike system.
Philadelphia, PA – It's been five years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast forcing thousands to rebuild their lives from scratch. WRTI's Windsor Johnston takes a look at re-building efforts, the challenges residents still face, and the lessons learned.
The Intersection of Contemporary Art and Environmental Concerns
Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Susan Lewis considers environmental art at the Asian Arts Initiative in Center City, Philadelphia, and at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.
Witness Intimidation in Philadelphia: City, State, and Federal Lawmakers Strive to Halt the Practice
Philadelphia, PA – As a result of witness intimidation incidents becoming increasingly more frequent, the City of Philadelphia dedicated $200,000 to a new witness-protection program in late June 2010. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at some of the ways that city, state, and federal lawmakers are planning to combat and tackle the problem.
Military Outreach Facility in Northeast Philadelphia: A New Recruitment Method Coming To An End
Philadelphia, PA – A controversial "Army Experience Center" in a Northeast Philadelphia shopping mall will soon close its doors after a two-year pilot program. WRTI's Windsor Johnston reports on the multi-million dollar facility, which has declared its military outreach efforts "a mission accomplished."
Philadelphia, PA – Last January, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the island nation of Haiti, killing 300,000 people, leaving 1.5 million homeless, and destroying the nation's already deteriorating infrastructure. WRTI's Windsor Johnston takes a look at how the country is faring six months later.