THIS WEEK ON WDIY

Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, John Pearce welcomes back Dr. Brennan Pursell, professor of history at DeSales University, to discuss small business successes for entrepreneurs.
Thursday at 11 pm, Bill Fox concludes the month-long focus on UK artist Arcane. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Pulse" which is a self-released title.
Friday at 10:00am, the Bach Choir's Bridget George and Mock Turtle Marionette's Doug Roysden join host Karen El-Chaar for insights into this weekend's "The Nightingale."
Friday at 3:00pm, Nashville Americana band Forlorn Strangers joins WDIY's Shamus McGroggan live in the studio for an interview and performance.
Saturday, 1:00-3:00pm, Rick Dee hosts WDIY's newest music program featuring an international mix of music traditions, new tracks and familiar favorites.

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The Geography of Your Investments on Your Financial Choices

Laurie Siebert discusses "Interest and dividends and the geography of your investments."
Laurie also answers listener questions live on the air during the program. (Original air-date: 2/22/17)

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As the shorter half of the sketch-comedy duo Key & Peele, Jordan Peele was ever on the lookout for distinctive ways to tackle ethnic stereotyping, so it makes sense that he'd leaven his film directing debut with more than just a dash of social satire.

Get Out, billed in its opening credits as "from the mind of Jordan Peele," is a horror-flick with a decidedly Peelean take on genre and on race — one that subverts familiar horror tropes while encouraging audiences to simultaneously react to them, and step back to look at them more closely.

The oft-overlooked Oscar category of best documentary short has a dramatic theme this year: Three of the five films nominated are about Syrians, and each offers an intimate, eye-witness account of the devastation in that country.

One of the shorts, The White Helmets, follows a group of civilian volunteers in Aleppo who search for and rescue bombing victims. They're the only first responders left and they've saved tens of thousands of people, digging them out from the rubble. (The sound of bombs blasting can be heard throughout the film.)

In America, there is a rare echelon of pop stars so big they only need one name: Madonna, Cher, Prince. In Italy, that name is Zucchero.

Murders are on the rise in the United States.

The national murder rate jumped dramatically in 2015, and early indications are that it rose again in 2016, though official numbers aren't available yet.

This week United Nations officials declared that a famine in South Sudan is growing — fueled by a deadly combination of drought and conflict. They estimate that nearly 4 million people are already struggling to get enough food. And officials expect the famine will spread to more areas in the coming months affecting an additional 1 million people.

Meanwhile the threat of famine is looming over three other countries: Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, putting a total of 1.4 million children at risk of death this year.

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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.