THIS WEEK ON WDIY

Saturday, 1:00-3:00pm, Rick Dee hosts the newest WDIY music program taking the eclectic mix of The Blend and adding a healthy dose of international music traditions.
Sunday, 10:00-11:00am, Tom Druckenmiller presents "Bluegrass 101: The Pioneers" with greats from the genre including Earl Scruggs, Bill & The Bluegrass Boys, 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.
Monday, 6:00-6:30pm, Michael Drabenstott hosts our new LVAS segment, The Inside Dish, with guests Jenny Lim from Jenny’s Kuali and Sam Landis from Vynecrest Vineyard & Winery.
Wednesday, 6:00-7:00pm, Laurie Siebert and her guest James J. Ruggiero Jr., Esq. AEP®, Managing Partner at Ruggiero Law Offices, will discuss Estate Planning.

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Cedar Crest College President Carmen Twillie Ambar on LV Discourse

As an annual tradition, Cedar Crest College President Carmen Twillie Ambar will join community host Sally Handlon sharing the recent accomplishments and future plans of the college including the 150th anniversary events in 2017. The new strategic plan has been approved and the shovels are poised to expand the college footprint. Tune in and learn about all the excitement on campus!

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Halfway into a 24-hour worker strike, Brazil's biggest cities have partially shut down — with many major thoroughfares clogged and businesses shuttered for the day. The nationwide strike mounted by unions aims to unravel a set of measures supported by President Michel Temer, legislation that would loosen labor laws and roll back pension regulations.

NPR's Philip Reeves reports, "As darkness fell, clashes broke out between protestors and riot police in Rio de Janeiro and also Sao Paulo, where a crowd tried to march on Temer's residence."

To legally justify its military actions against the Islamic State, the U.S. has relied on a piece of 2001 legislation, written years before the extremist group came into existence.

Now 46 representatives from both parties say in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan that it's time for Congress to "immediately begin a serious debate" on authorization for the use military force against the Islamic State.

The National Security Agency is scaling back the way it spies on some communications over the Internet.

The NSA says it discovered what it called "lapses" in compliance with U.S. law.

They're called "about" communications: The NSA not only watches messages traveling to and from a foreign target, but those that mention one.

That can mean the NSA sometimes sweeps up data from Americans without a warrant. In the past, officials said the spy agency was still mindful of citizens' privacy.

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It was supposed to be an exclusive luxury music festival on a tropical island. Instead it became a target of ridicule and a social media feeding frenzy.

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