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Monday at 7:41am and Friday at 5:44 PM; Dr. Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.
Saturday, 1:00-3:00pm, catch WDIY's newest music program taking the eclectic mix of The Blend and adding an international mix of music traditions.
Sunday, 10:00-11:00am, Tom Druckenmiller concludes the feature focusing on Maritime Music. We'll hear Lee Murdock, Gordon Bok, Lindsay Stray, Molly's Revenge, and many more.
Sunday, 5:00-7:00pm, Steve Aaronson and Rosalie Viscomi honor four swing icons born in the month of May: Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Bobby Sherwood, and Woody Herman.
Thursday at 11 pm, Bill Fox begins a month-long focus on Wolfram der Spyra of Berlin. The featured CD at midnight will be "My Little Garden of Sounds" which is self released.

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Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival on LV Arts Salon

Hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller welcome Todd Morris , Executive Director, and Jocelyn O'Neil , Festival Director for the new Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival , premiering June 8th through the 11th, 2017 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in historic Jim Thorpe, PA. This bold new festival celebrates films of every genre and budget, from gritty underground and experimental fare to "well-funded" traditional work.

(Original air-date: 5/22/2017)

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Remembering 'Jesus' Son,' From Denis Johnson

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Award-winning writer Denis Johnson died Thursday at 67, according to his publisher, Farrar Straus and Giroux. The prolific writer explored many forms during his career, and in 2007, novelist Nathan Englander wrote about Johnson's short story collection Jesus' Son for NPR.

A school district near Houston has apologized after a 13-year-old student received an award declaring her "Most Likely to Become a Terrorist."

The award was one of several "insensitive and offensive fake mock awards," the Channelview Independent School District said in a statement, and the teachers in question have been disciplined, KHOU in Houston reports.

Ever since the twin surprises of Brexit and Donald Trump's political rise, Western media has been obsessed with what's going on in the minds of rural and working-class people. In America, this helped make a star of J.D.

When the Texas band Bedhead got the box-set treatment in 2014, the reissue provided an excellent chance to revisit the recorded legacy of Matt and Bubba Kadane, who've spent the last quarter-century experimenting within a precise, deliberately paced sound.

Afghanistan has been dubbed the "graveyard of empires" for punishing the hubris of powerful invaders, but eight years after the 9/11 attacks lured American forces to Afghanistan, it had become more like a purgatory. With anything like a clear-cut victory long off the table and the "coalition of the willing" whittled down to half-hearted, qualified commitments from U.S. partners abroad, the mission had lapsed into dangerous inertia. The new President, Barack Obama, was looking to draw down troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, but ending the war completely was never a viable option.

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