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The Marshall Portnoy Show

This week I depart from my usual format, as I play my very favorite love songs as performed by my very favorite singers. Celebrate you-know-what day on the show this week! The Marshall Portnoy Show is heard every Tuesday at 10 AM, with Friday repeat at the same hour, on WWDB AM 860 in Greater Philadelphia, or…
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What a dynamic duo on this week’s program! I’ll welcome William Perthes, Bernard C. Watson Director of Adult Education at the Barnes Foundation, to talk about the life and times of Albert Barnes, founder of that incredible institution, and what’s happening right now at the Foundation! And. . . Philadelphia legend Cantor David Tilman brings…
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The Marshall Portnoy Show

Think you don’t like poetry? Think again. Harriet Levin channels the poignant often stormy life of artist Eva Hesse in a brilliant and unforgettable new book of poems entitled My Oceanography. More than that, Harriet takes us into the world of poetry, such that you’ll be wanting more and more. Then, Filmadelphia author Irv Slifkin sheds new light…
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We observe Martin Luther King Day on this special edition of the show with three great interviews. Denise Clay of “Mark and Denise in the Mornings” gives her special insights into the holiday. Representatives of ADL speak about the work of that organization in combatting racism, bullying and defamation. Finally, Joe Zahm of The Core…
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Naomi Miller provides the music, Rita Ratson brings the Yiddish, Chef Jane serves the mandelbrot, and we all sit down for a fascinating talk with Eleanor Reissa, star of the Yiddish stage. It’s a Yiddish-inspired edition of The Marshall Portnoy Show coming to you Tuesday at 10 AM, repeated Friday at 10 AM, on WWDB…
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What a Show! “Christian Music by Jewish Composers. . .and Jewish Music by Christian Composers” is the theme of next week’s show! Among the music you’ll hear will be “Holiday” Music, Schubert’s Psalm 92 (commissioned by Salomon Sulzer) and the Bernstein Mass.   But wait, there’s much more! Delightful Broadway star Susan Derry will be…
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Fresh off a sold-out triumph with the first Yiddish-language production of The Tenth Man by Paddy Chayefsky, which she translated and directed, Eleanor Reissa joins me for an expanded and frank discussion of her life in and out of the Yiddish and American stage. Don’t miss this talented, deep and wonderful icon of today’s New York theatre…
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