THIS WEEK ON WDIY

Monday, 6:00-6:30pm, George and Kate talk with Lauren Beck, Operations Manager of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, about how LVAC supports and grows the arts in our region.
Monday, 6:30-7:00pm, Eleanor Bobrow welcomes best-selling author Gloria Goldreich to discuss her latest book, "The Bridal Chair."
Monday, 7:00-9:00pm, Steve Aaronson focuses on the African American artists who were major contributors during Folk's Golden Age--Leadbelly, Richie Havens, Odetta, and more.
Wednesday, 6:00-7:00pm, Laurie Siebert will devote the entire show to listener questions. Phone lines will be open during the program: 610-758-8810.
Thursday at 11 pm, Bill Fox begins a month-long focus on UK duo VoLt. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "The Far Canal" on Groove Unlimited Records.

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"Women's March: 16 Photographers" on LV Arts Salon

" Women's March: 16 Photographers " is the new exhibit that opened at artist/gallery owner Ann Schlegel's Studio 740 during downtown Allentown's recent Third Thursday downtown arts event. A nn joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about Studio 740 and th is topical new exhibit, while artist/curator Deborah Rabinsky fills us in on the exciting, evolving Third Thursdays and the downtown Allentown art scene. (Original air-date: 2/20/17)

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NPR Headlines

It's become an annual tradition for NPR to host a live band in our studios for a full day. This year, we upped the ante and invited around 70 musicians from Washington, D.C.'s National Symphony Orchestra to play the musical interludes between stories on All Things Considered.

It's been five years since the death of Trayvon Martin — and the outrage that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.

Martin — 17 years old, black and unarmed — was shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla.

President Trump's initial budget proposal isn't enough to expand the military in the way he proposed.

Trump campaigned on the need to add tens of thousands more troops to the Army and Marine Corps, field a Navy with 350 warships or more and also to upgrade the Air Force. The $54 billion he's seeking to increase the Defense Department budget this year would represent a funding boost — but not one that would pay for an expansion on the scale Trump endorsed.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged to devote federal resources to combat violent crime and to shore up morale across the nation's police departments, on Monday in his first on-the-record briefing as the top U.S. law enforcement officer.

When you hear that a band is from Detroit, you might expect clever, loose and melodic pop. But Bonny Doon, built around the songwriting duo of Bill Lennox and Bobby Colombo, isn't descended either from The Stooges' hard rock or from Motown. Instead, the band boasts a mix of hazy pop gems that gather strength from Lennox's sharp lyrics. Bonny Doon released some demos as an EP in 2015 and has a self-titled debut LP coming next month. Hear two songs in the downloadable segment above.

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WDIY's 22nd Anniversary Party Is Right Around the Corner

Join us on Saturday, March 4th at the IceHouse in Bethlehem for a night of music, food, drinks, and fun!

Youth Media Calendar 2017

A listing of events in and around the Lehigh Valley for both families and young adults compiled and produced by the students of WDIY's 2017 Youth Media Program.