Archive


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



September 06, 2012
Quote, Aspiring, Labor,
29.67 seconds
261 Todd Glass : Veteran Comedian and Philadelphia native Todd Glass has nearly 30 years experience in the comedy business. In that time has learned not only how to handle a heckler, but also how to unashamedly relish their personal destruction. 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
Theory, Philosophical, Art,
15.27 seconds
178 Anne d'Harnoncourt : Anne d'Harnoncourt (1943-2008), President and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 1982 to 2008. She was particularly interested in his artistic philosophy. The Marcel Duchamp collection at the museum includes some of his most important work. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna
3.29 in 7 votes
August 28, 2012
Factual Statement, Aspiring, Community,
27.78 seconds
182 David Eisner : As former CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, David Eisner sees volunteers as social and civic activists trying to make their communities (and this city) better places to live. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.29 in 7 votes
August 28, 2012
Pensive, Community, Observation, Anecdote,
25.88 seconds
207 Steve Frank : As a consequence of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, staff historian Steve Frank at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia says many Americans took a second look at some of their basic constitutional rights. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.29 in 7 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 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
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Pensive, Democracy, Philosophical, The past, Confiding,
28.68 seconds
95 Dr. Leon Bass : Dr. Leon Bass, a renowned Philadelphia educator, joined the army in WWII, served in a segregated unit and experienced the impact of racism, especially at his return from the front. His unit was the first to enter the Buchenwald concentration camp. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.26 in 19 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, The past,
28.74 seconds
92 Andre Watts : Pianist Andre Watts, speaking to NPR's Symphony Cast, on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary Concert of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music. Watts grew up in Philadelphia, and first played with the Orchestra as a teenager. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.25 in 24 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Excited, Art,
29.65 seconds
129 Eugene Ormandy : Eugene Ormandy, the celebrated conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, speaking in the documentary “The Philadelphia Sound”. The consistency of the Philadelphia Orchestra's sound over the decades was the result of his deliberate, sustained effort. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.25 in 12 votes
August 28, 2012
Factual Statement, Happy, Philadelphia,
29.96 seconds
181 City of Pedestrians : In the process of building an audio tapestry of the city, Philadelphians from nine different neighborhoods 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.
3.25 in 8 votes
September 06, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Life,
26.3 seconds
240 Adam McKay : Comedy writer/director Adam McKay’s credits include Anchor Man and Talladega Nights. In 2007, he created the website Funny Or Die with comic partner Will Ferrell. McKay, who attended Temple U, says his “oddball” parents shaped his sense of the absurd. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.25 in 4 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Excited, Art, Confiding, Creativity,
29.83 seconds
128 Eugene Ormandy : Eugene Ormandy, the longest serving conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, speaking in the documentary “The Philadelphia Sound”. Ormandy's emotional connection to the musicians and the music would never diminish through all his years of conducting. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.24 in 17 votes
August 28, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Environment, Life, Philosophical,
28.11 seconds
195 Mike McGrath : Organic gardener and author Mike McGrath, host of WHYY fm's You Bet Your Garden recalls that on 9/11 he found solace in a way his listeners might expect he would – in his garden. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.23 in 13 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Pensive, Art, Creativity, The present,
29 seconds
112 Laurie Anderson : Performance artist Laurie Anderson, speaking to WHYY's Elisabeth Perez-Luna at the 1993 New Wave Festival in Philadelphia, regarding how changes in the nature of technology change the conception and consumption of art. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.22 in 9 votes