Allentown http://wdiy.org en PPL Center GM Gunnar Fox on Lehigh Valley Discourse http://wdiy.org/post/ppl-center-gm-gunnar-fox-lehigh-valley-discourse <p></p><p>What does it take to stage the Eagles, Cher, Professional Bull Riding, and Ice Hockey? This week, host Sally Handlon speaks with Gunnar Fox, GM of PPL Center. Gunnar shares insights into what it takes to manage and run downtown Allentown's new arena.</p><p>(Original air-date 6/19/2014)</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:25:19 +0000 Shamus McGroggan 42620 at http://wdiy.org PPL Center GM Gunnar Fox on Lehigh Valley Discourse Allentown Art Museum Director David Mickenberg on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon http://wdiy.org/post/allentown-art-museum-director-david-mickenberg-lehigh-valley-arts-salon <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Allentown Art Museum Director David Mickenberg talks with host George Miller and Kate Scuffle about the Museum's exciting summer exhibitions, including <i>Francisco Goya:</i> <i>Los Caprichos </i><span>and <i>Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow</i></span>; new programs and - a summer of free admission!</span></p><p>(Original air-date 6/23/2014)</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:25:20 +0000 Shamus McGroggan 42554 at http://wdiy.org Allentown Art Museum Director David Mickenberg on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon LV Phantoms owner Jim Brooks on Lehigh Valley Discourse http://wdiy.org/post/lv-phantoms-owner-jim-brooks-lehigh-valley-discourse <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">Jim Brooks, owner of minor league hockey team the LV Phantoms, joins host Sally Handlon to provide history and insight into owning the Lehigh Valley's newest sports franchise. (Original air date 5/15/2014)</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:39:17 +0000 Shamus McGroggan 40096 at http://wdiy.org LV Phantoms owner Jim Brooks on Lehigh Valley Discourse Allentown Sustain-a-Ball with Julie Thomases on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon http://wdiy.org/post/allentown-sustain-ball-julie-thomases-lehigh-valley-arts-salon <p><span style="">George Miller and Kate Scuffle's guest this week is <span style="">Julie Thomases, Chairperson of the <span style=""><span style="">Allentown </span></span>Sustain-a-Ball. In its third year, the annual event is being held at the Allentown Brew Works on May 3, 2014 and celebrates initiatives to protect and preserve natural resources in Allentown. (Original air-date: 4/28/2014)</span></span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:33:33 +0000 Shamus McGroggan 39230 at http://wdiy.org Allentown Sustain-a-Ball with Julie Thomases on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon Pawlowski on Pawlowski on Lehigh Valley Discourse http://wdiy.org/post/pawlowski-pawlowski-lehigh-valley-discourse <p></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:10:44 +0000 Rebecca Walz 23110 at http://wdiy.org Pawlowski on Pawlowski on Lehigh Valley Discourse Photos: PBS39 3rd Annual Microbrew Festival http://wdiy.org/post/photos-pbs39-3rd-annual-microbrew-festival <p>Coca-Cola Park in Allentown welcomed over 30 brewers to the annual Brewfest on Saturday. Attendees enjoyed a wide array of beers, live music, food, and a chance to pick up some memorabilia. A judges panel including WDIY Development Director Rebecca Walz handed out awards for the best brews. Winners included Lehigh Valley-based HiJinx Brewing Company, Hershey-based <span class="st">Tröegs Brewing Company</span>, and Downington-based Victory Brewing Company.</p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 20:29:35 +0000 Shamus McGroggan 22329 at http://wdiy.org Photos: PBS39 3rd Annual Microbrew Festival New and Improved Allentown on Lehigh Valley Discourse http://wdiy.org/post/new-and-improved-allentown-lehigh-valley-discourse <p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:49:28 +0000 Rebecca Walz 22011 at http://wdiy.org New and Improved Allentown on Lehigh Valley Discourse Photos: Blues, Brews & Barbecue 2013 http://wdiy.org/post/photos-blues-brews-barbecue-2013 <p>The Blues, Brews &amp; Barbecue festival is quickly becoming an early summer tradition in the Lehigh Valley. The annual summer event returned to Allentown last weekend marking the sixth appearance of the festival which debuted in 2008. Vendors lined the 800 block of Hamilton Street while 8 bands played throughout the day on Saturday including WDIY favorites <a href="http://www.thebccombo.com/fr_home.cfm">the B.C. Combo</a> and <a href="http://www.alexispsuter.com/">the Alexis P. Suter Band</a>.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:55:10 +0000 Shamus McGroggan 21647 at http://wdiy.org Photos: Blues, Brews & Barbecue 2013 Proposed Allentown Waste Incinerator Focus of Living Green in the Lehigh Valley http://wdiy.org/post/proposed-allentown-waste-incinerator-focus-living-green-lehigh-valley <p><span>This week's program, guest- hosted by Bill Dautremont-Smith, features guest Rich Fegley. The two discuss the environmental issues and concerns related to the planned Allentown waste incinerator.</span></p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:07:53 +0000 Rebecca Walz 6043 at http://wdiy.org Mayor Pawlowski on Lehigh Valley Discourse http://wdiy.org/post/mayor-pawlowski-lehigh-valley-discourse <p>Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has a problem. &nbsp;Actually, like all mayors trying to make their cities viable in Pennsylvania, the mayor has big problems. &nbsp;Having cut city spending to the bone, he still has major obligations such as meeting its pension obligations for retired city workers. So Mayor Pawlowski is proposing some bold measures, including unloading some major operations to private and/or outside interests. Join host Alan Jennings as he welcomes the Mayor to Lehigh Valley Discourse to discuss plans for the city.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:08:31 +0000 Rebecca Walz 5062 at http://wdiy.org Mayor Pawlowski on Lehigh Valley Discourse