In the landmark 2010 case Citizens United v Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court upended decades of campaign finance reform law. WRTI's Timothy Churchill speaks with experts about the history of money in elections, changes to political campaigns in the wake of Citizens United, and the decision's impact on the reputation of the Roberts Court.
Taking action against the battle of the bulge can feel like an Olympian effort, deserving of a bronze, silver, or gold. And there's always a new magical promise for dropping those pounds. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston checks in with leading obesity experts about what actually works when it comes to slimming down.
As the Olympics in London get into full swing, WRTI's Susan Lewis talks with a featured player in the Cultural Olympiad: Sir Simon Rattle, music director of the Berlin Philharmonic. The world-renowned conductor shares his thoughts about the nexus between sports and music, his own path to the podium, and his relationship with Philadelphia.
Rattle conducted the London Philharmonic and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in performances featuring the UK premiere of Wynton Marsalis's Symphony No. 3 or "Swing Symphony" as the games began.
One of the first public buildings to grace the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in 1929, the Rodin Museum recently reopened after a three-year renovation. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the role of the Rodin, then and now, in fulfilling a dream for the city's grand avenue.