THIS WEEK ON WDIY

Tuesday, 7:00-9:00pm, Dina Hall features archived sets from Guy Clark with Travis Clark, Stray Birds, and Chris Smither; plus plenty of studio cuts of Godfrey's artists.
Thursday at 11 pm, Bill Fox concludes the month-long focus on Dr. Robert Scott Thompson. The featured CD at midnight will be "Morning of the World" on Aucourant Records.

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12th Annual Student Poetry Project Winners on LV Arts Salon

Host Paul Willistein welcomes the three first-place writers of the 12th Annual Student Poetry Project to read their poems live on the air and discuss their writing. This year's top writers are Kara Gardner, Lincoln Elementary School, East Penn School District; Victoria Farrell, Trexler Middl e School, Allentown School District; and Olivia Sica, Kutztown Area High School, Kutztown Area School District. In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems have been selected in each of the...

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The Cherokee Nation is suing top drug distributors and pharmacies — including Wal-Mart — alleging they profited greatly by "flooding" communities in Oklahoma with prescription painkillers, leading to the deaths of hundreds of tribal members.

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration cannot withhold federal funds from jurisdictions that limit their cooperation with immigration authorities, commonly known as sanctuary cities.

For the first time in more than a decade, Mexicans no longer make up the majority of immigrants staying in the U.S. illegally, according to new estimates by the Pew Research Center.

TV and film writers resumed contract negotiations Tuesday with Hollywood producers with a powerful bargaining tool. Late Monday, the Writers Guild of America said members had overwhelmingly authorized a strike if an agreement is not reached by May 1. That's when the current contract runs out.

More than 90 percent of eligible writers voted to authorize a strike, even though the last strike a decade ago cost some writers their jobs and shut down TV and movie production.

In November, young boxer Amaiya Zafar traveled from Minnesota to Florida to fight her first competitive bout.

But before Zafar even had her gloves on, officials called off the fight – they told the 16-year-old she had to remove the hijab she wore or forfeit the match. A devout Muslim, Zafar refused, and her 15-year-old opponent was declared the victor.

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