Loading Events

Past Events

Find Events

Past Events

August 2019

22 August 2019

FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that expands the imagination and boldly defies expectation. Their programming exposes audiences to genre-defying dance, theater, and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who push the boundaries of art-making and redefine the artistic landscape worldwide.

Find out more »

September 2019

19 September 2019

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.

Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

Find out more »

November 2019

14 November 2019

Housed in a 19th-century stone mansion on six acres in Chestnut Hill, Woodmere Art Museum is dedicated to the art and artists of Philadelphia. The building and grounds, together with the core of the collection, are the gifts of Charles Knox Smith who purchased the estate in 1898 with the intent of transforming it into a showcase for his collection of art. The Woodmere opened its doors as a museum in 1940. Dr. William Valerio serves as the director and CEO…

Find out more »
28 November 2019

Land-based food production is in crisis - driven by climate change and population increase. While we try to feed more people - an estimated 2 billion more by 2050, land-based farm yields simply cannot meet demand. The solution according to my guest isn’t on land, it’s in the sea. But wild fisheries cannot bear the burden: fish stocks are either fully fished or overfished. Yes, the answer is in the ocean… but its farming the ocean that poses the most…

Find out more »

December 2019

12 December 2019

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. They invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Their goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which they believe are essential for a healthy democracy. In Philadelphia, Knight Foundation focuses on the power of public spaces to unite and strengthen the city. In partnership with the city and other funders, they piloted Reimagining…

Find out more »
26 December 2019

With a population in excess of 1 billion and a low labor demand, unemployment is as high as 80-96% across sub-Saharan Africa.  Throughout the continent, men and women are in need of income that sustainable jobs provide to support their families with food, shelter, and education. The answer, according to my guest is: High volume handmade production. A type of manufacturing that creates thousands of jobs and connects people to the real and competitive markets across the world, resulting in…

Find out more »

February 2020

6 February

Numbers don't lie. Philadelphia is the poorest big city in the country. Nearly 40-percent of the city’s students are not graduating high school and only 30-percent of eighth grade kids are reading and writing at grade level. That’s why in 2009, Mighty Writers was launched with a five-word elevator pitch: To teach kids to write. They do this through four-day-a-week writing academies at their six neighborhood locations in Philadelphia, at their Kennett site in West Grove, and at their site…

Find out more »

March 2020

5 March

Disability Rights Pennsylvania, known as DRP, is part of a national network of disability rights non-profit organizations that protect and advocate for the rights of children and adults with disabilities so that they may live the lives they choose, free from abuse, neglect, discrimination, and segregation. DRP helps people with disabilities in many areas such as abuse and neglect, access to community services, discrimination, ADA compliance issues, education, assistive technology, voting access, and access to Medical Assistance services. They help…

Find out more »
19 March

World Water Day is an annual United Nations observance day (always on March 22nd) that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. In commemoration of that event, today we’re talking about access to potable water. Today 785 million people lack access to safe water at home. And 2 billion don't have access to a toilet. The water crisis negatively impacts the health and livelihood of more than one-third of…

Find out more »

August 2020

6 August

Managing Editor Robert Rimm talks with Director and CEO Timothy Rub of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and past president of the Association of Art Museum Directors. Serving at one of the country’s largest art institutions, he provides an outstanding model for advocating for the power of art to grow communities, to educate and engage the public, and to enhance the vital role of art in our society. This is a rebroadcast of an Innovate podcast.

Find out more »