Archive


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



September 20, 2012
Observation, Pensive, Philadelphia,
29.9 seconds
476 Elijah Anderson : Sociologist Elijah Anderson taught at U Penn for over 20 years. A widely published author on racial matters in American cities, his most recent work is The Cosmopolitan Canopy. It explores how interaction in public spaces can foster racial harmony. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.00 in 1 vote
September 20, 2012
Observation, Pensive, Philadelphia,
26.19 seconds
477 Elijah Anderson : In his recent work, The Cosmopolitan Canopy, author and UPenn educator Elijah Anderson credits generations of ethnic and immigrant intermingling in the city's public square for progress in urban racial relations. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.00 in 1 vote
September 20, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, The past,
27.74 seconds
478 Jack Klugman : South Philadelphian Jack Klugman of The Odd Couple fame grew up at 7th and Morris. He moved to New York in the early 50s to try acting. The shining lights on Broadway at that time featured the likes of Marlon Brando, Arthur Miller – and cheap seats. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.00 in 1 vote
August 28, 2012
Confiding, The past, Anecdote, Philadelphia,
22.9 seconds
191 Lynn Novik : Immigration played a big role in the story of prohibition, says Lynn Novick, co director with Ken Burns of the PBS documentary series Prohibition. When German immigrants settled in the Philadephia, they brought their brewing traditions with them. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
2.83 in 6 votes
August 28, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Hate,
29.85 seconds
212 Tom McDonald : As a child, WHYY reporter Tom McDonald attended the last baseball game played at Philadelphia's legendary Connie Mack Stadium in 1970. The fan rush for souvenirs that day led to an experience he still refers to as his “favorite baseball story”. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
2.75 in 4 votes
September 20, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Labor,
29.79 seconds
469 Ed Bradley : The late CBS newsman Ed Bradley's distinguished journalism career took him all over the world. But he first read the news in his hometown of Philadelphia, for the popular Georgie Woods radio show on WDAS. Ed says his first newscast could have gone better. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
2.75 in 4 votes
September 06, 2012
Observation, Philosophical, Life,
25.96 seconds
256 Richard Gere : Actor Richard Gere was born in Philadelphia, and traces his lineage back to SIX Mayflower pilgrims. The star of movies like Pretty Woman, An Officer And A Gentleman, and The Band Played On, Gere has been practicing Buddhism since the 70s’s. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
2.67 in 3 votes
September 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Philadelphia,
26.12 seconds
1442 Sylvester Stallone : Sylvester Stallone gained fame as Rocky, the every-man boxer whose training ended with a sprint up the Philadelphia Art Museum steps. Thousands of tourists have since duplicated that run, including Stallone's climactic (but improvised) victory dance. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
2.67 in 3 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Creativity, Confiding,
25.31 seconds
104 Jennifer Weiner : Former Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Jennifer Weiner is the author of 10 books, and is considered to write in the “Chick Lit” genre. Motherhood, she remarks, has changed her approach to writing. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
2.50 in 4 votes
September 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Creativity,
29.51 seconds
1439 Steve Lopez : Former Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Steve Lopez received praise for his LA Times columns about homeless cellist Nathaniel Ayers, which were adapted into the movie The Soloist. Lopez says Ayers' view of the world constantly surprised and challenged him. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
2.50 in 2 votes
September 20, 2012
Experiment, Confiding, Democracy,
29.44 seconds
465 Chris Mattew : Philadelphian Chris Matthews has hosted MSNBC's Hardball for 15 years. He came of age as the sixties began, and the passion of that era's politics is often displayed on his show. Matthews says he first became enthralled with politics as a teenager. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna
2.50 in 2 votes
September 06, 2012
Confiding, Labor, Anecdote, The past,
13.11 seconds
262 William S. Paley : William S. Paley (1901-1990), the Wharton School graduate who built the CBS television network, began his career running the 114 station CBS radio network. But in the 1940s, he grasped the enormous potential of the new medium of TV and invested heavily in its future. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
2.33 in 3 votes
September 17, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Creativity,
23.42 seconds
326 Peter Boyle (1935-2006) : Norristown-born Peter Boyle, co-star of the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond, earned 7 Emmy nominations for his work on the show. But Boyle wasn't his family's first TV celebrity – his father hosted the local children's show “Lunch with Uncle Pete”. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
2.33 in 3 votes
August 28, 2012
Confiding, The past, Anecdote, Philadelphia,
29.72 seconds
189 Kensington Neighbours : 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.
2.25 in 4 votes
August 28, 2012
Advice, Philosophical, Labor, Observation,
20.52 seconds
204 Richard Brooks : Screen writer and film director Richard Brooks (1912-1992) ' first real job was as a reporter at the Philadelphia Record. His major films, Blackboard Jungle, Elmer Gantry, and Looking For Mr. Goodbar reflect his gritty, realistic, no holds barred, distinct style. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
2.25 in 4 votes