Archive


127 listings, approx. 1 hrs and 57 min of material



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
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
September 06, 2012
Observation, Philosophical, Art,
24.63 seconds
263 Zoe Strauss : Photographer Zoe Strauss has been taking pictures of the residents of Philadelphia's marginal neighborhoods 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.
3.33 in 18 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 22, 2012
Observation, Aspiring, Democracy,
26.54 seconds
1446 Tukufu Zuberi : Tukufu Zuberi chairs the Sociology Department at U Penn, a position he says could never have been held by one of his most significant predecessors – civil rights activist, author, and educator W.E.B. Du Bois. Du Bois was a researcher at Penn in 1896. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.33 in 3 votes
August 28, 2012
Observation, Enthusiastic, Sports,
25.56 seconds
200 Philly Kids Soccer : 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.
3.33 in 3 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
September 20, 2012
Observation, Aspiring, Democracy,
26.65 seconds
484 Paul Robeson : Iconic African-American actor, singer, and civil rights activist Paul Robeson spent his last years in Philadelphia. Though his career was derailed in the US by anti-communist black listing in the fifties, he never ceased working for peace and human unity. 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
Observation, Pensive, The present, Freedom,
17.61 seconds
105 Jimmy Heath : Jazz sax legend Jimmy Heath, dispensing advice to young musicians on not getting caught up in the popular culture's drive to be hip. He's been performing since he was a young man himself, growing up in the Philadelphia jazz scene of the 1940s. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.31 in 16 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Philosophical, Creativity,
29.54 seconds
126 Santigold : Santigold is a Philadelphia hip hop songwriter, producer and singer, whose critically well-regarded debut album was released in 2008. Her latest cd, “Master of My Make-Believe”, came out this year. She has toured with Jay Z and Kanye West. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.31 in 13 votes
September 06, 2012
Observation, Philosophical, Life,
14.88 seconds
246 Buckminster Fuller : Visionary inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) is best known for his geodesic domes, which synthesized his ideas of architectural efficiency and sustainability. In his life he lamented our inability to visualize a world in which all human needs could be met. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.31 in 13 votes
August 22, 2012
Advice, Pensive, Creativity,
29.95 seconds
127 Santigold : Santigold is a Philadelphia hip hop songwriter, producer and singer, who graduated from Germantown Friends School. She says placing a high premium on freeing her imagination aids in the creation of her work, and that she is often inspired by her dreams. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.30 in 23 votes
August 28, 2012
Pensive, Creativity, Anecdote,
20.32 seconds
203 R.Crumb : Philadelphia born cartoonist R. Crumb is credited with starting the Underground Comics movement over 40 years ago. Known for his characters Mr. Natural and Fritz the Cat, he attributes a practiced openness to finding inspiration for his artistic output. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.30 in 20 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