Go there alone05/22/15
Guests: Stephanie Rosenbloom, Roberto Ferdman, Kristin Newman Have you ever traveled by yourself? With no significant others, children, or family members to share the experience with? The solo vacation is on the rise, with 24 percent of overseas [...]
Radio Times in Review: Memorial Day edition
Guests: Roy Scranton, Matt Gallagher, Dan Sheehan, Elyse Fenton Today, we bring you a special Memorial Day edition of the show, where we'll highlight some of Marty's best conversations about those who have fought on the frontlines, and [...]
The fall of Ramadi, U.S. foreign policy, and the 2016...
Guests: James Kitfield and Trudy Rubin In this week's edition of Ballot talks — the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State represents the extremist group's greatest victory since taking Mosul last year. The loss of the city, [...]
Summer cooking: Grilling and fresh, local food
Guests: Joe Carroll and Josh Lawler Let's get the summer started. Fire up those grills and think fresh vegetables and fruits. Today on Radio Times we're talking about summer cooking – what to serve for yourself, your family [...]
Philadelphia mayoral primary recap
Guests: Katie Colaneri, Tom Ferrick and Damon C. Williams On the day following Philadelphia's Democratic Mayoral Primary, we have assembled a group of local reporters to talk about the campaign, who won, what mattered, and what it means [...]
The unsung role of casting director
Guests: Pat Moran, Dianne Heery, and Richard Hicks Actors, writers, directors, and cinematographers are the ones who are lauded for their work and credited for the success of a movie or television show, but it is the casting [...]
Family immigration Detention Centers
Guests: Franco Ordonez, Matthew Archambeault, Dan Cadman Immigration advocates are pressing the U.S. government to close the Berks County Residential Center and other immigrant family detention centers around the country. Lawyers are challenging the...
Preventing, diagnosing and treating breast cancer: An...
Guests: Susan Domchek and Generosa Grana One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Furthermore, according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute, that number will increase significantly over the next 15 years, [...]
America's changing religious identity
Guests: Greg Smith, Michael Hout Fewer Americans identify with organized religion, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. But this doesn't mean America is getting less religious – many "nones," or the unaffiliated, say they are religious...
Guest: Andrew Stober, Megan Rosenbach, Andrew Johnson You may have noticed a lot of blue 3-speed bikes cruising around Philadelphia. They're part of the city's new bike share that launched earlier this month. With 500 bikes parked at [...]
Amtrak 188: the emergency response, safety technology and...
Guests: Samantha Phillips, Jeffrey Knueppel, Joe Martin, Colby Itkowitz As part of WHYY/NewsWorks' continuing coverage of Tuesday night's Amtrak train derailment, guest host Jeff Brady will spend the hour looking into the fatal incident. First, we'll...
Ballot Talks: Vote!
Guests: Bobby Henon, Jim Saksa, John Baer, Thomas Mann In this week's edition of Ballot Talks: we discuss voter turnout and engagement in Philadelphia in the days leading up to Philadelphia's mayoral primary. We begin today's show with [...]
Rare diseases and parenting a terminally ill child
Guests: Jim Kelly, Maria Kefalas, Amy Waldman Six rare diseases were added to Pennsylvania's newborn screening last year. Hospitals in the state can now test babies for 35 disorders after they are born. Since some of these rare [...]
Train derailment update, the problems with pensions
Guests: Allan Zarembski, Tom MacDonald, Cezary Podkul, Rick Gray First up on today's show, we get updated on last night's Amtrak train derailment when we speak with WHYY's TOM MacDONALD, and we'll get some insight into how the [...]
Guest: Buffy Sainte-Marie North American-Indian singer-songwriter and political activist BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE joins Marty in the studio this hour to discuss her life, her career, and her new album, Power in the Blood. Photo via buffysainte-marie.com
How far should the government's surveillance programs go?
Guests: Josh Gerstein Alex Abdo, Benjamin Wittes When Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Administration's domestic surveillance program, many Americans began to question the ethics, legality and effectiveness of such efforts. Last week, with...
Letters to My Younger Self: An Anthology of Writings by...
Guest: Jayne Thompson [From the Radio Times archive] 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,...
Money and the Mayor's race
Guests: Dave Davies, Patrick Kerkstra Campaign finance reports filed last Friday revealed that mayoral politics are not immune to the effects of the landmark Citizens United ruling, with independent expenditure groups spending millions of dollars in...
Sen. George Mitchell: The Negotiator
Guest: Former Senator George Mitchell How does one man broker a deal end to a centuries-old conflict in Northern Ireland? Former Senator GEORGE MITCHELL accomplished the Herculean task when after years of negotiations, he crafted the Good Friday [...]
All about taste and flavors with writer John McQuaid
Guest: John McQuaid [From the Radio Times archive] Of all the senses, taste is the most complex. In his new book, Tasty: the Art and Science of What We Eat, science writer JOHN McQUAID explains how taste has [...]
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