The annual festival returned to the Greenway on Bethlehem's south side for its third year on Saturday. The free event included eco-friendly exhibitors, vegan and vegetarian-friendly food vendors, pet adoption organizations, speakers, and live cooking demonstrations. There was also plenty of live music for fest-goers to enjoy with Godfrey Daniels and WLEV each hosting a stage with performers. Sunny skies and comfortable temperatures in the 70's helped make the day a success.
On this program host Eleanor Bobrow talks with Dr. Joyce Dougherty, Executive Director of The PROGRAM for Women and Families. The organization helps women offenders reunite with their children, and also provides service for at-risk youths and male offenders to re-enter the community in a setting that helps to provide and create positive change for all involved. (Original air date September 1, 2013.)
On Galactic Travels, the Special Focus for September is Navigator. The members of the band are Tony Andersen (Keyboards, Percussion and Synthesizers) and Kent Eskildsen (Keyboards, Flute, Guitars and Synthesizers) from Denmark and Jens Peschke (Keyboards, Percussion and Synthesizers) from Germany.
Co-hosts John Pearce and Ray Schwab welcome three guests on the topic meeting the challenges of mental illness and suicide prevention in the Lehigh Valley. Guests include Diane Gilroy, volunteer with NAMI-LV (National Alliance on Mental Illness), psychologist Dr. Peter Langman and psychiatrist Dr. Laurence Karper. (Original air date August 29, 2013.)
Host Eleanor Bobrow talks with Gini Affuso, a childbirth educator and birth doula with The Growing Place, the first wellness, birth and family service center in the Lehigh Valley, specializing in comprehensive non-medical support for women and families and located in Emmaus. Gini discusses her passion for supporting women as they journey through their pregnancy and birth experiences. (Original air date August 26, 2013.)