Archive


120 listings, approx. 1 hrs and 47 min of material



August 22, 2012
Advice, Philosophical, Art, Confiding,
29.73 seconds
116 Night Shyamalan : M. Night Shyamalan on how to judge whether you've got the right stuff to pursue movie making. Raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, he has set many of his films in the city. His works, including the Sixth Sense, often turn on plot twists at crucial points. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.38 in 42 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, The past, Creativity,
26.41 seconds
100 Hall and Oates : Philly “blue-eyed soul” duo Hall and Oates, on the fabled day of their meeting. Their chance meeting eventually led to a 40+ year partnership and millions of records sold, and such hits as “She's Gone”, and “Rich Girl”, and “Kiss On My List”. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.38 in 24 votes
August 28, 2012
Confession, Confiding, Creativity,
23.4 seconds
209 Terry Gross : Fresh Air's Terry Gross has been captivating NPR listeners for decades, out of studios at WHYY-fm. Terry has been exploring questions of creativity, politics, and culture for more than 30 years. Here's a clip of her accepting the 2007 Literarian Award. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.38 in 13 votes
September 18, 2012
Poem, Confiding, The past
29.39 seconds
373 Bonnie MacAllister : Public: Oxford Circle, Philadelphia My mother pickled cucumbers In Mason jars, tight with gold lids, Kept them past seasons, Sprinkled them with pepper from 1968. Her aprons always held a spot for me, Shifting between implements.
3.36 in 90 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Philosophical, Life, Sports, Confiding,
29.88 seconds
93 Bret Mandel : A quintessential Philadelphian, Bret Mandel is a devoted baseball fan and a citizen advocate for good city government. On WHYY's This I Believe radio series, he speaks of his renewed sense of place in a city full of surprises. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.35 in 20 votes
August 28, 2012
Confiding, Art, Anecdote, Creativity,
27.33 seconds
214 Zoe Strauss : Photographer Zoe Strauss has been taking pictures of the residents of Philadelphia's marginal neighbourhoods for many years. Often showing her work in unusual places like under I-95, her latest exhibition took her to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.35 in 17 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Creativity, Pensive, Labor,
26.93 seconds
110 Kenny Gamble : Soul legend Kenny Gamble, on branding The Sound of Philadelphia. With partner Leon Huff, he created some of the biggest hits in R&B history, and developed artists such as The O'Jays, Teddy Pendergrass,MFSB, Lou Rawls, and Patti LaBelle. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.35 in 17 votes
September 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Life,
26.44 seconds
1444 Tina Fey : Philadelphian Tina Fey has been head writer for Saturday Night Live, created the TV show 30 Rock - and famously portrayed Sarah Palin. Fey says she learned only later that in John McCain's mind, just who was imitating who may have been an open question. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.33 in 15 votes
September 20, 2012
Dedication, Confiding, The future
9.61 seconds
494 Kelli Workman : This is dedicated to Dane !
3.33 in 9 votes
September 20, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, The past,
28.84 seconds
464 Chris Mattews : MSNBC's Hardball host Chris Matthews grew up in Philadelphia, and his political resume includes working for Jimmy Carter and Daniel Patrick Moynahan. He says he learned to be skeptical at the dinner table, and got the political bug from his grandfather. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.33 in 3 votes
August 28, 2012
Confiding, The past, Anecdote, Philadelphia,
29.43 seconds
183 Dick Clark : American Bandstand host Dick Clark (1929-2012) helped introduce rock and roll to the world from a TV studio at 46th and Market Streets in West Philadelphia. The new music worried parents and authorities, but Bandstand brought new artists and dance crazes to millions. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.32 in 19 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Pensive, Confiding, Creativity, Art,
28.79 seconds
108 Judith Jamison : Dancer and choreographer Judith Jamison cut her teeth in dance studios of her native Philadelphia, where she practiced jazz, tap, acrobatics, and ballet. Her performance career led her to serve as Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.29 in 14 votes
August 28, 2012
Confiding, Community, Anecdote, Life,
27.85 seconds
213 Water Ice : In the process of building an audio tapestry of the city, Philadelphians from nine different neighbourhoods gathered to describe their experiences. Here's one of the voices that inspired the artists who created the This We Believe Mural project. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.29 in 7 votes
August 22, 2012
Quote, Philosophical, Public, Democracy, Community, Confiding,
28.96 seconds
113 Lou Gambiccini : Lou Gambiccini was a prominent Philadelphia public transportation man. After overseeing the New York and New Jersey Port Authority for 30 years, and SEPTA for almost nine years, he remembers how his commitment to public service started at an early age. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.29 in 7 votes
August 28, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, The past, Life,
26.43 seconds
192 Maurice Sendak : Children's author Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) had a dark side in his writing. Part of his family died in the Holocaust and he suffered from childhood illnesses. His work at Philadelphia's Rosenbach Museum and Library includes materials from Where the Wild Things Are. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.26 in 23 votes