Marilyn Russell's Remarkable Women: Susan Watts & Susan Campbell

October 14, 2018

This week’s show showcases two Super Susans – Susan Watts and Susan Campbell!

First, Marilyn talks to Susan Watts – a world renowned trumpeter and vocalist, she represents the youngest generation of a klezmer dynasty that reaches back to the Jewish Ukraine of the 19th century. As a fourth generation musician, Susan is the sole living purveyor of a klezmer style trumpet and sound which electrified Jewish American audiences for decades. Her repertoire is comprised of tunes that were handed down to her by her great grandfather, grandfather and mother. Susan teaches at klezmer festivals and is an ambassador for women’s rights around the world.

Susan talks to Marilyn about the upcoming world premiere of SOUL SONGS: INSPIRING WOMEN OF KLEZMER on Sunday, October 28 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at

Next, Marilyn is joined by Susan Campbell, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH). The PRMH supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. Their programs include two Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and Ronald McDonald Camp. Susan talks to Marilyn about the Show Your Stripes campaign happening on October 15th. Show Your Stripes is a fun and easy way for everyone to get involved and support PRMH. Families, friends, companies, and groups purchase Ronald McDonald House striped items for $10 each and take creative photos and post them on social media, using the hashtag #ShowYourStripes and tagging @philarmh. 

Check out the whole show below: