Jayne Thompson's "Letters to My Younger Self"10/24/14
Guest: Jayne Thompson In February of 2011, JAYNE THOMPSON, a creative writing and English instructor at Widener University, began running a workshop for the Prison Literacy Project at S.C.I. Graterford. The workshop, inspired in part by her...
Ammon Shea's "Bad English"
Guest: Ammon Shea [From the Radio Times archive] Are you a stickler for syntax or pedantic about pronouns? Have you been criticized for poor grammar? Or do you play around with language, inventing words and fiddling with phrases, […]
Ballot Talks: Midterms elsewhere
Guests: Mary Spicuzza, Dave Helling, Andra Gillespie In this edition of Ballot Talks, our weekly hour on all things election-related: We take a look at some of the more interesting midterm elections taking place across the country. First, […]
Azar Nafisi on the importance of reading literature
Guest: Azar Nafisi In her new book, The Republic of Imagination, Azar Nafisi, explores the role of literature in changing people’s lives and perpetuating the values on which America was founded. Nafisi, the author of Reading Lolita in […]
Cuba: the Latest from the Island, US-Cuba Relations, and the Perennial...
Guests: Michael Weissenstein, Ted Henken, and Frank Calzon A recent New York Times editorial calling for the US to lift its embargo against Cuba and Fidel Castro's subsequent point-by-point response has rekindled debate surrounding the US embargo and...
Jonathan Moreno's "Impromptu Man"
Guest: Jonathan Moreno In this hour of Radio Times, JONATHAN MORENO joins Marty in studio to discuss his new book Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network. His book examines […]
Pennsylvania's gubernatorial hopefuls
Guests: Tom Wolf, Jim Cawley Democratic candidate for Governor, TOM WOLF, joins Marty in the studio to discuss his candidacy and his plans for the state's top office. Then, we’re joined by Lt. Governor JIM CAWLEY to hear […]
Guest: Stanley Clarke Grammy - award winning bass player, producer, composer and Philadelphia native, STANLEY CLARKE, joins Marty in the studio to talk about his four decades-long career in music and about The Stanley Clarke Band's new album, […]
Bill T. Jones' "STORY/TIME: The Life of an Idea"
Guest: Bill T. Jones In a career that has spanned more than 40 years and multiple art forms - dance, spoken word, and choreography - BILL T. JONES has never shied away from controversial topics. His work has […]
A conversation with Norman Lear
As the creator of iconic programs like” All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Sanford and Sons,” NORMAN LEAR remade the culture of television. By tackling the most difficult issues of the day -racism, bigotry and civil rights […]
Ballot Talks: New Jersey update, evaluating Obama
Guests: Fred Hiatt, Blake Fleetwood, Patrick Murray In this week's edition of Ballot Talks, our weekly look at all things election-related: why are so many campaigning democrats distancing themselves from President Obama both in Pennsylvania and...
Guests: Patricia DiBartolo, Noa Kageyama, Gordon Flett While we as a culture often romanticize and admire the work ethic of perfectionists like Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs, and Martha Stewart, a recent study in Review of General Psychology suggests […]
A shift in tone from the Catholic Church?
Guests: Elizabeth Dias, Father James Martin and Michael Viola On Monday, Catholic bishops from around the world meeting in Rome released a report suggesting a change of tone in how the Church views gays and lesbians. The Bishops […]
Carl Zimmer on Ebola and "Planet of Viruses"
Guest: Carl Zimmer The World Health Organization said yesterday that the mortality rate for Ebola has risen to 70%. Almost 9000 people have been infected in Africa and roughly 4500 have die. The WHO warned that within a […]
News updates: The search for Eric Frein, breast cancer pink ribbons and...
Guests: Joseph Kohut, Karuna Jaggar and Julie Appleby We get updates on three news stories. We'll start off with the latest on the search for Eric Frein with JOSEPH KOHUT, police reporter for the Scranton Times Tribune. Then, […]
Erin Arvedlund on the LIBOR financial scandal
Guest: Erin Arvedlund ERIN ARVEDLUND, financial columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, has written a new book, Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy that Swindled Investors out of Billions. It's about LIBOR, the London Interbank Offered Rate,...
Battle for Kobani, Turkey and U.S. strategy against ISIS
Guests: Liz Sly, Steven Cook, Frederic Wehrey Kurdish fighters held off Islamic State militants?in the besieged Syrian city of Kobani over the weekend. Kobani, which borders Turkey, has been battered by ISIS for almost four weeks and the […]
Energy Boomtown PhillyStyle
Guests: Patrick Kerkstra and Mark Alan Hughes Could Philadelphia become the next energy boomtown? Some people envision Philadelphia as an thriving energy hub, with pipelines from Marcellus Shale snaking through our region, bringing natural gas to...
Mark Bittman: How to Cook Everything Fast
Guest: Mark Bittman After a long day at work, the prospect of getting dinner on the table for the family or yourself can sometimes feel like a chore. Trying to make sure it's homemade and healthy can be […]
Ezekiel Emanuel and why he wants to die at 75
Guest: Ezekiel Emanuel In a provocative article in The Atlantic, bioethicist EZEKIEL EMANUEL writes that it's okay with him if he dies at age 75. He says that after 75, the quality of life begins to diminish and […]
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