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Librarian Perry Genovesi of The Free Library Philadelphia

Perry discussed the library Music Department, owner of one of the largest collections of music and dance materials in the country, with over 100,000 volumes. The department lends piano vocal scores of operas, Broadway musicals, choral music, folk, classical, jazz and popular music. The collection includes books on music and dance history and criticism; theory and performance…
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Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia

Producing Artistic Director Jay Wahl discussed the upcoming Philadelphia International Arts Festival, June 1st through the 10th, bringing performers from around the world to the Kimmel and to venues throughout the city, including ‘Doggie Hamlet’ in Fairmount Park and the French musician aerialists Transe Express's world premiere, Cristal Palace  on the banks of the Schuylkill. …
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Teresa Avery, Executive Director of Autism Delaware

Teresa Avery, Executive Director of Autism Delaware, returned in time for April's Autism Awareness Month, the time to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Teresa discussed the services offered by Autism Delaware, including Family Navigators, who can help the family wind their way through evaluations, programs, educational and benefit applications and other services, and POW&R,…
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Sue Daugherty, CEO of MANNA in Philadelphia

Sue Daugherty, the Executive Director of MANNA, discussed the agency which delivers food as medicine to area residents.  Originally servicing an HIV/AIDs cliental, MANNA expanded its outreach to other critical illnesses – cancer, renal and cardiac disease and diabetes.  They provide three meals a day, seven days a week 52 weeks a year – each month…
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Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations

Randy Duque, Deputy Director for the Community Relations Division of the City of Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, discussed his agency.  Pre-dating the Civil Rights Act,  Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations was established in 1951 under the City’s Home Rule Charter, it is the local agency that enforces the civil rights laws and deals with matters…
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