THIS WEEK ON WDIY

Monday, 6:00-6:30pm, George Miller and Kate Scuffle explore the Trajectory Heart Project making its way across the Lehigh Valley with guests Thomas Mann and Ann Lalik.
Monday 6:30-7:00pm, Eleanor Bobrow discusses speech and language development in children with former Bloomberg News and Reuters reporter and author Carlyn Kolker.
Monday, 7:00-9:00pm, Steve Aaronson presents the annual "Around the Campfire" program with a wide range of guaranteed sing-alongs including the LV Folk Music Society.
Tuesday, 7:00-9:00pm, Dina Hall features archived sets from from Chris Proctor (1991), The Burns Sisters (2002) , and Electric Farm (2016).
Thursday, 11 pm, Bill Fox concludes the month-long focus on Spacecraft with Tony Gerber. The featured CD at midnight will be "Inside the Inside" on Space for Music Records.

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Dr. Eric Maisel on Take Charge of Your Life

Host Eleanor Bobrow discusses dealing with difficult people in our lives with Eric Maisel, PhD , author of the new book Overcoming Your Difficult Family: 8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation. Dr. Maisel is a retired family therapist, active life coach, and the author of more than 50 books. He has been quoted or featured in a variety of publications including Redbook , Glamour , Men's Health , and T he San Francisco Chronicle . (Original air-date: 7/17/2017)

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Six months after Republicans gained control of the White House and both houses of Congress, Democrats have outlined a plan to improve their chances of methodically taking it all back.

They are leaning heavily on a re-branding of their greatest hits — more and better-paying jobs, lowering health care costs and cracking down on the what are seen as the abuses of big business.

There's nothing like a fandom to encourage innovation, and the devotees of the Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical are no exception — whether they've actually seen the show in person or have memorized every lyric of the 46 songs on the soundtrack album. So it was only a matter of time before enthusiastic fans were going to search out culinary tributes to their most treasured folk hero.

When Taylor Merendo moved to Bloomington, Ind., nearly two years ago, fleeing an abusive marriage, she needed help.

"I was six months pregnant and at that point in time, I really didn't have a stable place to live," Merendo says.

Federal prosecutors have charged a Florida man with "transporting illegal aliens" after at least 10 people died crammed into the back of a tractor-trailer in San Antonio. The truck, which had been parked in a Walmart parking lot in blistering heat, contained 39 people in total, all of whom were immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

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