Carlos Benjamin talks with Cowboy Junkies' Margo Timmins on The Blend, prior to their Musikfest Cafe performance on Feb 27. The Culture Calendar feature from Georgia Karamus is at 3:30pm, providing a look at what's happening with live music in the Lehigh Valley. (Original air-date February 21, 2014).
Host Bill Dautremont-Smith speaks with celebrated West African vocalist Anjelique Kidjo about her illustrious career, her brand new album "Eve," and her upcoming performance at Musikfest Cafe on February 19th. In addition to being a vocalist and bandleader, Anjelique is a composer, dancer, author, and social activist, particularly for African women's rights.
Music from her latest CD and earlier albums are featured. (Original air-date February 11, 2014).
Carlos Benjamin welcomes Canadian band The Duhks, receipients of Canada’s Juno Award to WDIY’s The Blend at 3pm Friday November 8, prior to their performance at The Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. The band recently reunited after their 2010 breakup. Winning the Best Roots & Traditional Album Juno Award, they boast a diverse collection of influences, including old-time, jazz, Celtic, folk, Quebecois, and gospel.
WDIY 88.1 FM, Lehigh Valley’s community NPR station invites its members and friends to come out on Saturday, Oct. 5th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist with the planting of over 600 trees along the Jordan Creek in the Trexler Nature Preserve. The trees are being donated and planted as part of the station’s spring membership drive. During the on-air drive, the station partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Lehigh County Parks and Just Born, Inc. in offering to plant a tree for each new and renewing member of the station.
Blend host Keith Kelleher welcomes poet Ernest Hilbert and producer/musician Dave Young to talk about their project “Elegies & Laments,” a collaborative affair that is a groundbreaking merge of music and poetry. (Original air date September 18, 2013.)
Jeff Williams welcomes members from Air Products’ company rock and roll band “The Difference” to the program for an interview. Fortune magazine named The Difference “Best Corporate Rock Band in America” in 2001, and the band has played over 300 concerts, recorded four studio albums, and helped to raise more than $700,000 for charities throughout the United States. Due to the upcoming retirement of drummer and vocalist Sal Nicrone, The Difference will play its final concerts on Sept. 8 at the Musikfest Café in Bethlehem. (Original air date September 6, 2013.)