George Fennell interviews Mitch Huston, business manager of the Bethlehem American Legion Band, during today's program. Mitch is the son of the founder, Ray Huston, who just retired as director after 66 years. George Fennel took over the post in March and plays some selections recorded by the band.
WDIY was one of four recipients of an award from the Eastern PA Arts Alliance, a Bethlehem-based group formed three and a half years ago to support local arts organizations, at their first "Strength in Numbers" ceremony last night. Other recipients included Working Dog Press, WFMZ and Green Leaf Productions.
The organization also awarded five grants at last night's ceremony. Grant recipients included Touchstone Theatre, Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre, Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, Zoellner Arts Center, and Godfrey Daniels.
Host Eleanor Bobrow talks with Stephanie Miller-Berman, founder of Reading to Succeed, Inc. The organization helps people understand that children and adults with learning disabilities and dyslexia have the capability to learn and succeed in all levels of education given the right instruction. (Original air date August 19, 2013.)
Zoellner Center for the Arts has unveiled an exciting new season, and Artistic Director Deb Sacarakis and Administrative Director Andrew Cassano join hosts George and Kate to talk about the highlights. (Original air date August 26, 2013.)
Hosts John Pearce and Ray Schwab do an exit interview with our executive director, Dr. Bill Dautremont-Smith. Bill is stepping down from this position after a run of 5+ years, leaving WDIY as a much stronger radio station. You will be impressed by Bill's resumé; his energy is evident as he talks about his tenure as executive director and his plans for the future. (Original air date August 22, 2013.)
Host Laurie A. Siebert, CPA, CFP(r), AEP (r) discusses education planning in 2013 including education credits, using 529 college savings plans and paying for college. (Original air date August 21, 2013.)
Allentown’s downtown is not the only area reinventing itself. Join guests Michael Hefele, Allentown’s Director of Planning & Zoning, and America On Wheels’ Executive Director Linda Merkel and Director of Development and Marketing Sheryl Hawk as they discuss the plans for Allentown’s Riverfront as well as what it’s like to be an organization anchoring that area. (Original air date August 15, 2013.)
Host Silagh White welcomes Kim Plyer of the Eastern PA Arts Alliance to tonight’s program. They’ll be talking about the organization, created three-and-a-half years ago, to support local arts organizations. They’ll also be chatting with several of the five inaugural grant recipients which include Touchstone Theatre, Mock Turtle Marionette Theater, Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, Zoellner Arts Center and Godfrey Daniels. (Original air date August 19, 2013.)