The extraordinary art collection created by the late Dr. Albert C. Barnes has moved from his suburban mansion in Merion, PA to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the role of the new Barnes in continuing the legacy of its founder.
We hear from architect Todd Williams, landscape architect Laurie Olin, Barnes President Derek Gillman, and Joseph Neubauer, vice chair of the Barnes Foundation's Board of Trustees.
Autism is a spectrum of neurocognitive disorders afflicting 25,000 Pennsylvanians, according to the latest Pennsylvania Autism Census. WRTI's Timothy Churchill talks with an autism expert and a mother of autistic twins about the nature of the disorder, access to therapy, and why it's best to get diagnosed and begin treatment early.
The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments this fall for an affirmative action case, Fisher v. Texas. WRTI's Timothy Churchill interviews a professor of political science and constitutional law at the University of Pennsylvania about two landmark precedents for racial balancing in higher education, what's at stake in Fisher and how the Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, might decide.
Author Bill Baer, who offers commentary about the Philadelphia Phillies in his popular blog Crashburn Alley, has penned a book - 100 Things Phillies Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. With the Phillies season starting next week, WRTI's Joe Irizarry speaks with Baer about the book, personalities, events, and places that made his top 100 list.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): A Look at His Life and His Legacy
Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Susan Lewis profiles the Master of Baroque! The great German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist J. S. Bach's birthday is March 21st. The Bach Festival of Philadelphia is March 30th to April 1st at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Rittenhouse Square.