Before the Great Recession, inflation was rising at a pretty healthy rate, reaching as high as 5.6%. However, the recession wiped out that inflation alongside with 8.7 million payroll jobs, a booming housing market, more than 500 commercial banks,as well as a large number of other businesses. What Happened to inflation? Does the Federal Reserve have the tools to keep inflation at bay? At what cost? (Original air-date January 17, 2014).
Artist Paul Harryn joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about his work, his influences, and his exciting new exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum, "Essence of Nature," opening this weekend and running through May 2014. (Original air-date January 13, 2014).
We're off to the Caribbean Sea this week, with host John Pearce. His guest, Caitlin Stilin Rooney, is doing very interesting social work there including small business development with vulnerable groups in the Dominican Republic. (Original air date January 2, 2014.)
Host John Pearce pays homage to notables who died during this year, from local philanthropist Inez Donley, singers Patti Page and Patty Andrews of the Andrews Sisters, Abigail "Dear Abby" Van Buren, baseballers Stan Musial and Earl Weaver, all in January, to Nelson Mandela and actors Peter O'Toole and Joan Fontaine in December. (Original air date December 23, 2013.)
Tonight on Take Charge of Your Life host Eleanor Bobrow talks with Anil Gupta, speaker, life coach and author of Immediate Happiness. The book guides readers to the possibilities of a New Year filled with good health and physical, mental and spiritual growth. (Original air date Dec. 30, 2013.)
Writer Kathryn Craft is a former dance teacher and choreographer, and wrote dance criticism for 19 years for the Morning Call. She joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about The Art of Falling, her debut novel (January, 2014) that explores the intense pressures of the dance world, as well as the relentless pursuit of perfection that affects us all. (Original air date December 30, 2013.)
WDIY 88.1 FM "Galactic Travels" Top 20 for December, 2013. Shows #870 to #873; 5-December-2013 to 26-December-2013 Reported in non-ranked, alphanumeric order. Compiled by Bill Fox The Special Focus for December was Matt Borghi.