Archive


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



August 28, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Philadelphia,
29.78 seconds
177 After School Trouble : 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.
3.15 in 13 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Philosophical, Confiding, Labor, Creativity,
29.67 seconds
120 Mary Seton Corboy : Urban gardener Mary Seton Corboy believes in repurposing Philadelphia's abandoned plots. Her most celebrated achievement is the Greensgrow farm, begun in Kensington in 1998. Gardening, she says, is part site-specific art, part satisfying physical labor. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.14 in 7 votes
August 28, 2012
Observation, Pensive, Philadelphia,
26.92 seconds
199 Muralist Michele Ortiz : Philadelphia muralist Michele Ortiz was inspired by the stories of Philadelphians to create her images for the This We Believe Mural project. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.13 in 16 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, The past, Creativity,
29.52 seconds
106 Jimmy Heath : Philadelphia jazz sax legend Jimmy Heath discusses his early days as a young band leader, in an interview with Denise James Media. The middle brother of a celebrated jazz family, he has played with virtually every great musician of his generation. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.11 in 9 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Life, Confiding, Labor,
29.41 seconds
125 Rob McElhenney : Rob McElhenney, creator of the FX TV show “It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia”, set in his native city. In this 2009 Q&A session at the UCLA film school, he notes how his struggles as an actor inspired him to take up a career as a sitcom writer. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.10 in 10 votes
September 20, 2012
Poem,
29.11 seconds
462 Angela Canales : Local poet Angela Canales has been published in Philadelphia Stories magazine and was in the 2012 cast of the Listen to Your Mother national reading series. Here's an excerpt of her poem Figures in the Swann Memorial Fountain. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.09 in 11 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Pensive, The past,
28.4 seconds
111 Larry Fine : Philadelphia native and legendary Three Stooges member Larry Fine, letting us in on whether the rough housing in all those movie shorts was real. Hint: those guys were lucky to be going home after a day of filming, rather than to a hospital. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.00 in 10 votes
August 28, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Philadelphia,
29.12 seconds
179 Bryant Simon : Temple University urban historian Bryant Simon says it was out of the early industrial chaos of the late 20's that working and middle class dreams of creating a thriving American city like Philadelphia were born. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.00 in 7 votes
August 28, 2012
Confiding, The past, Anecdote,
25.57 seconds
193 Maurice Sendak : Author Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)'s childhood was populated with surreal images and experiences rooted in his parents' old country superstitions. They inspired his unusual children's books. His work is archived at Philadelphia's Rosenbach Museum and Library. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.00 in 7 votes
September 17, 2012
Experiment, Aspiring, Community,
21.68 seconds
331 Tukufu Zuberi : Tukufu Zuberi, chair of the Sociology Department at U Penn and a host of History Detectives, counts the late civil rights activist and educator W.E.B. Du Bois as a major influence. Like Dubois, he also seeks to elevate the “common man” through education. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.00 in 6 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Excited, Creativity, Confiding,
27.99 seconds
103 Jennifer Weiner : Author Jennifer Weiner is a former writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the author of 10 books, including In Her Shoes, which was made into a feature film starring Cameron Diaz. She is also well known as a critic of alleged gender bias in the media. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.00 in 6 votes
September 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Creativity,
27.81 seconds
1441 Steve Lopez : Former Philadelphia Inquirer writer Steve Lopez was widely praised for his LA Times columns about homeless cellist Nathaniel Ayers, which were adapted into the movie The Soloist. Lopez says Ayers' deep commitment to his art inspired him in his own craft. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.00 in 5 votes
September 20, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Life,
29.18 seconds
483 Kevin Bacon : Actor/musician Kevin Bacon grew up in Philadelphia. Star of such movies as Footloose, Mystic River, and JFK. The son of renowned city planner Ed Bacon, he says he was inspired but not burdened by his father's accomplishments and fame. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.00 in 5 votes
September 17, 2012
Anecdote, Philosophical, Community,
25.91 seconds
329 Paul Robeson : The iconic African-American actor, singer, and civil rights activist Paul Robeson (1898-1976) spent his last years at his sister's house in Philadelphia. He saw music as a common bond among people, and used that commonality to encourage humanity to live in peace. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.00 in 4 votes
September 17, 2012
Manifesto, Philosophical, Freedom,
25.21 seconds
332 Reverend Leon Sullivan : The Philadelphia Zion Baptist Church's Reverend Leon H. Sullivan (1922-2001) created the Sullivan Principles, a code of conduct for doing business in Apartheid-era South Africa. Here he is speaking in Dakar, Senegal in 1995, one year after Apartheid ended. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.00 in 4 votes