This week the topic is Lewis and Clark and Me. Co-hosts John Pearce and Ray Schwab welcome writer and historian Peter Osborne to the studio. He will share many facets of this famous expedition, sent out by President Thomas Jefferson, 1803-1806. There is much more to the story than what we learned as school children. (Original air date June 13, 2013.)
Hosts George and Kate welcome filmmaker Josh Fox to the program this evening. He will be talking about his new film Gasland Part II, which will premiere in the Lehigh Valley at a special showing on June 17th at Broughal Middle School on the campus of Lehigh University. Josh will be at the premiere in Bethlehem, participating in a special Q&A after the film. (Original air date June 10, 2013.)
SoulRagga vocalist and percussionist Camille Armstrong and bass player, Steve 'Z' Zalalas stopped by the studio for an interview and live performance, prior to the band playing at Tunes at Twilight in Historic Bethlehem last week. Enjoy!
The Blues, Brews & 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 the B.C. Combo and the Alexis P. Suter Band.
Host Paul Willistein covers all you need to know about the SouthSide Film Festival with his guests Glenn Koehler, the new SouthSide Film Festival director, Jeff Vaclavik, board president, and Benjamin Bertalan, board member. The Festival runs June 11-15. (Original air date June 3, 2013.)
On Thursday, June 6th, the Lincoln Leadership Academy, a charter school founded by former public school principal Sandra Figueroa, will hold its first-ever commencement exercises. That evening at 6 PM, Ms. Figueroa will be joined by two of her graduates on Lehigh Valley Discourse, hosted by Alan Jennings.
The SouthSide Film Festival will once again return to Bethlehem next week for its tenth year. Between the main festival's three locations and the Children's Film Series taking place at Godfrey Daniels, over 100 films will be screened over five days. Everything from animated shorts to documentaries to late-night horror comedies will be on display as the Lehigh Valley's only consecutively-running film festival continues to grow.