Cotton Radio – a Philadelphia University radio program that broadcast eight shows this fall on World Talk Radio – will air its final show on Thursday, Dec. 2, from Noon to 1 p.m. Click here to listen live.
This week’s show will feature interviews with Phillip Seitz, curator of Cliveden, a historic site in northwest Philadelphia, who will talk about cotton’s role in the socio-economic history of mid-19th century America; Jim Gutman on the 150-year history of his family’s cotton brokerage and textile-converting businesses; and Dr. Marion Roydhouse, dean of the School of Liberal Arts, a historian who will discuss the mill towns and plantations of the South from the Industrial Revolution to modern times.
In addition, students Lindsay Tewes and Akilah Green will talk to the hosts about their experience working on Cotton Radio.
Cotton Radio brings the business of cotton to life for retail and apparel leaders and students in the U.S. and internationally.
Cotton Radio, started its eight-week run Oct. 7, features three Philadelphia University professors and co-hosts – Steven Frumkin, Natalie Nixon and Nioka Wyatt – who highlighted the role of cotton as the fiber of first choice in textiles, apparel, home furnishings and other innovative uses. Each weekly show included interviews with experts on relevant issues, retail and industry leaders and highlights of innovative student projects at Philadelphia University.