Midday Host and Classical Music Director Jack Moore Retires from WRTI 90.1

Jack Moore, one of WRTI's most well-known classical hosts, is signing off from the WRTI airwaves on September 21st after over 21 years on the air. He's leaving the station to pursue other opportunities and continue his active musical life outside of WRTI—as a conductor of three local orchestras, a performer, and educator.

Read More

Bryant Simon

Sep 2, 2006

As the summer season comes to a close, we pay a final visit to the Jersey shore. We'll speak with Temple University history professor Bryant Simon. He's the author of Boardwalk of Dreams - Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America. Susan Lewis explores a movement to preserve the so-called DooWop Architecture in Wildwood. We visit Lucy the Elephant in Margate, and Jason Peifer explores Cape May's vibrant theater scene.

Trudy Pitts, piano, organ

Aug 26, 2006

CROSSOVER with Jill Pasternak

The 2006 Philadelphia Live Arts and Fringe Festival

Aug 26, 2006

On this week's Creatively Speaking! with Jim Cotter, we look ahead to the 2006 Philadelphia Live Arts and Fringe Festival and speak with co-founder and Producing Director Nick Stuccio. Jason Peifer previews a comedy of manners called P's & Q's. Its creators spent time at a school of protocol and etiquette in South Carolina; the piece will be performed at the Ethical Society in Rittenhouse Square.

CROSSOVER with Jill Pasternak

Jason Vieaux, guitar

Aug 19, 2006

NOTE: This show originally aired on April 8, 2006.

The CultureFiles at GoPhila.com

Aug 19, 2006

Favorites from the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com, featuring visits to some of our regions great cultural destinations. As it approaches its 5th anniversary, we tour the Kimmel Center. Jason Peifer visits the Wilma Theater. Susan Lewis explores Independence Hall, and we spend a sunny afternoon at the Children's Garden in Camden.

As Americans, on the whole, are getting older questions are bound to follow. Jim Hilgen takes a look at some of the issues facing older Americans today, as well as the generations to come.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

This week it's a tribute to late jazz great, Brian Trainor. Jill had arranged to interview Trainor recently, but his untimely passing left the interview session unfilled. Jill last visited with Trainor several years ago, and we'll hear an update of that interview, and of course, lots of music from Brian Trainor.

Derek Gillman

Aug 12, 2006

This week, a conversation with Derek Gillman, the newly appointed President of the Barnes Foundation. Gillman's written a book called The Idea of Cultural Heritage. Jason Peifer examines the art craft and science of set design, and Susan Lewis takes a look at the world of fine art photography. In our regular exploration of the CultureFiles section of GoPhila.com we visit Historic Fallsington.

It may seem, to the casual observer, as though everyone has had some sort of cosmetic procedure. Jim Hilgen takes a look at some of the ins and outs of cosmetic surgery.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

Pages

WRTI Arts Desk

By Office of Emergency Management [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

America was celebrating its bicentennial when Michael Tilson Thomas first became intrigued by a Carl Sandburg poem. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, nearly 40 years later,  he premiered his musical setting of  Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind with a cautionary message still relevant today.


Peter Ralston

If you think of Andrew Wyeth primarily as a realist landscape painter who bucked the trends of the mid 20th-century art world, get ready to meet the artist anew.  The documentary film WYETH sheds new light on his life and art, through conversations with the people he knew as family, neighbors and subjects, and archival interviews with the artist himself. 

Jordan August/Mann Center for the Performing Arts

It's football season! We're excited to watch the plays on the field from the snaps to the passes to the touchdowns. Football also means music. WRTI's Susan Lewis went to NFL Films in Mount Laurel, NJ to get the scoop about how football films use the rich sound of orchestral music to help tell their stories.

September 10, 2018. A happy and healthy New Year to all our listeners celebrating the Jewish High Holidays! And for ALL our listeners, here’s our delightful Album of the Week: Between Worlds with Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital.

Avital is acclaimed for his recordings of Baroque classical masters J.S. Bach and Vivaldi. Between Worlds, released by Deutsche Grammophon in 2014, is something entirely different.

Klezmer music so beautifully expresses the joys and pains of life. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder takes us into its rich world and heritage with Klezmer scholar and musician Hankus Netsky. A Happy and Healthy New Year to all of our listeners celebrating the Jewish High Holidays!

More Arts Desk Stories