THIS WEEK ON WDIY

Saturday, 1:00-3:00pm, Michael Judkins hosts WDIY's newest music program taking the eclectic mix of The Blend and adds a healthy dose of global roots music.
Sunday, 10:00-11:00am, it's accordion time! Tom Druckenmiller features many of the wonderful musical styles the accordion contributes to--Flaco Jimenez, Grey Larsen and more.
Monday at 7:41am and Friday at 5:44pm, 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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IronPigs Celebrate 10th Anniversary on Lehigh Valley Discourse

With opening day just two weeks away, host Steve Aaronson welcomes the voice of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Matt Provence , and Sales Manager Peter Kandianis . 2017 is the 10th Anniversary Season for the team, with lots of special events and activities. Steve and his guests discuss all of that, as well as the on-field possibilities for the 'Pigs in 2017. (Original air-date: 3/23/17)

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Vice President Mike Pence traveled to West Virginia Saturday where he met with small business owners before delivering public remarks, which included some lines about repealing Barack Obama's health care law, a day after Republicans efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act went down in flames.

"West Virginia and President Trump, we all know the truth about this failed law, that every day Obamacare survives is another day that America suffers," Pence told a crowd gathered at a Charleston construction supply company.

Some basketball viewers on Friday night were subjected to television commercials that were guilty of peddling some alternative facts.

That's because in some markets with conservative-leaning districts, commercials aired praising some Republican House members for their efforts in repealing the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.

Lourdes Flores Valdez says she got her diabetes under control after she was able to sign up for Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid, under the Affordable Care Act's expanded eligibility rules. Sitting in an exam room at the UMMA Community Clinic's Fremont Wellness Center in South Los Angeles, she suddenly veers away from discussing the health law and starts talking about her husband, who is in the United States illegally.

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:

Comic Pete Holmes Draws On His Early Career And 'Churchy' Roots In 'Crashing': Holmes, who grew up a devout Christian, says he saw himself as a "Good Boy" comic in the early stages of his career. "I was basically picturing [Jesus] in the back of the club."

As Iraqi forces backed by the United States ramp up efforts to take Mosul back from ISIS, there are reports of scores of civilians killed by airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition.

In a statement, the United States Central Command admitted that its airstrikes had hit an area where civilian casualties have been reported.

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