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The Walnut Street Theater

Ed Gilchrist, Director of Marketing and Public Relations discussed the nation's oldest continuing theater, The Walnut Street Theatre; he discussed its many 'firsts,' including gas footlights and the curtain call, and who has appeared on its stage, such as Edmund Kean, the Barrymores and  Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford in their first Presidential Debate.   Mr.…

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Terry Williamson, President of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, marketing and public relations consultant, author, ‘Rocks and Fists: The Decimation of The 141st NVA Regiment,’ and decorated Infantryman, along with Ralph Galati, a St. Joe’s graduate and former Director of Veteran’s Services, and former Air Force prisoner of the ‘Hanoi Hilton,’ repatriated 45 years…
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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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Brain Injury Association of America

Dr Ann Marie McLaughlin, a clinical neuropsychologist and member of the BIAPA Board if Directors spoke about Brain Injury Awareness Month, how March is dedicated to making people aware of the causes and effects of brain injuries.  She discussed the many causes, from birth accident, to sports, vehicle accidents and falls, and how it can…
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Gary Hendler from Clean and Sober Radio

Gary Hendler, host of Clean and Sober Radio, discussed his journey to sobriety and his mission to help others. Gary, a Philadelphia native, spent most of his teenage and young adult years in the music industry in Philadelphia.   An addiction to Quaaludes cost him everything; he was jobless, stealing and almost homeless when a judge…
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