THIS WEEK ON WDIY

Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm, Steve Aaronson recognizes some of the unique voices of folk's Golden Age: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dave Van Ronk, and the maudlin words of Leonard Cohen.
Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, author Jeffrey Finegan discusses his new book, "My Dear Général: The Extraordinary Relationship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette."
Thursday, 11:00 pm-1:00 am, Bill Fox concludes the month-long focus on Paul Vnuk, Jr. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Hymn of Tongues"on AtmoWorks Records.
Friday at 5:44 pm and Monday at 7:41 am, Dr. Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

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Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission on LV Arts Salon

Host Silagh White talked with Richard Begbie and Mary Mulder from the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission about the Rotunda Gallery exhibits for the 2017-18 season, new public art, programs that received funding from the small arts grants, and other arts news from the commission. (Original air-date: 10/16/17)

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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After Donald Trump won the White House, Democrats said they wanted to reconnect with rural voters. But Virginia's Governor's race suggests the party is still having a hard time. Reporter Jessie Knadler has more.

On most days from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mary Grimes can be found pacing along a crowded street in Orlando, Fla., with clipboards in both hands.

"Can I have five minutes of your time?" the 58-year-old says to a parade of passers-by. Those who are in a rush, she quickly wishes well; the others, Grimes directs to a blue and yellow form, reciting her spiel and soliciting a signature from each.

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Spain's prime minister says he'll fire the government officials of Catalonia and hold new elections there within six months. Spain's Senate will have to approve that plan next week.

The wildfires in Northern California cut across a wide swath of the state — including dozens of school districts, hundreds of schools and hundreds of thousands of students. At one point, classes were canceled for 260,000 students in 600 schools.

And while schools are slowly coming back on line, there remain many that may not resume classes for days or even weeks.

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