THIS WEEK ON WDIY

Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, John Pearce talks with Dr. Craig Atwood, Professor of Moravian Theology and Ministry, about the life of Martin Luther.
Thursday, 11 pm, Bill Fox concludes the month-long focus on Spacecraft with Tony Gerber. The featured CD at midnight will be "Inside the Inside" on Space for Music Records.
Friday at 10:00am, Dr. Allan Birney, Music Director of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, joins host Karen El-Chaar for a preview of this weekend's Valley Vivaldi concert.
Friday at 5:44pm and Monday at 7:41am, 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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Dr. Eric Maisel on Take Charge of Your Life

Host Eleanor Bobrow discusses dealing with difficult people in our lives with Eric Maisel, PhD , author of the new book Overcoming Your Difficult Family: 8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation. Dr. Maisel is a retired family therapist, active life coach, and the author of more than 50 books. He has been quoted or featured in a variety of publications including Redbook , Glamour , Men's Health , and The San Francisco Chronicle . (Original air-date: 7/17/2017)

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The XPoNential Music Festival, presented by Subaru, offers an unparalleled experience for music discovery. With a lineup of established and up-and-coming artists (many of whom have recently performed World Cafe sessions), the XPoNential Music Festival has been pleasing audiences of all ages for more than a decade at the Camden Waterfront in Camden, N.J.

"Yes, destroy evil with evil," Amalie Bruun sings in her native Danish at the beginning of "Ulvinde," her latest song as Myrkur. In the accompanying music video, Bruun crawls through mossy roots and stumbles over frigid rock outcroppings. Occasionally, she spits up blood.

One of the least popular governors in the country is leaving his post to take a new position with the Trump administration.

President Trump announced Wednesday that he would nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a social conservative with deep religious convictions, to head the Office of International Religious Freedom in the U.S. State Department. As ambassador at large, Brownback's mission would be to monitor and respond to threats to religious freedom around the world.

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