Temple University

After the Freeh Report and the NCAA came down hard on Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, it was not only an eye opener at Penn State, but also for other universities around the country.  WRTI’s Joe Irizarry speaks with Temple Athletic Director Bill Bradshaw and his counterpart at Villanova, Vince Nicastro, to discuss how each university is moving forward after the fallout at Penn State. 

A New President For Temple University

Aug 10, 2012

Temple University has announced the name of its 10th president. WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with Neil Theobald, whose tenure begins in January, 2013.

Robert McFarland

Hear the story of this amazing opera star whose life has been punctuated with tremendous successes and equally demanding challenges. He speaks candidly about his journey with Jill Pasternak.

Violinist Soovin Kim visits Jill this week. Mr. Kim has quietly achieved a very high level of success in his years since graduating from Curtis. His latest recording of the 24 Paganini Caprices for solo violin is breath taking. All this has been accomplished while touring with the Musicians from Marlboro, performing in solo recitals with his accompanist Jeremy Denk, and with his trio. He is on the faculty of Yale University and Temple University, and will performing an all-Beethoven recital on May 17th, and on the 19th with program of Mozart trios.

This week, a visit with author Margaret Bartley, whose book Grisha examines the life of cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. Cellist Jeffrey Solow, on the music staff at the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University, and a former Piatgorsky student, also makes an appearance.