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.)
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.)
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.)
Tonight’s topic is diabetes and ways to manage the disease. Host Basabi Basu welcomes Dr. Bankim Bhatt, M.D., an endocrinologist at St. Luke’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, and Robin Gayle, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator from St. Luke’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology. (Original air date August 1, 2013.)
Co-hosts John Pearce and Ray Schwab chat with Dr. Ted Schick, philosopher and professor at Muhlenberg College. The topic: The profound influence of Aleister Crowley, writer and occultist, on guitarist Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin). Join us as we explore the universe's hidden forces, magic, the occult. (Original air date July 25, 2013.)
Although public education is available to all youth, the preparation of youngsters to start school varies widely. Some of the children may be enrolled in a formal Pre-K program; some may have engaged families or extended families. But what if they don’t? How can the child without those experiences adapt and excel? One answer that is locally being explored is Promise Neighborhoods. Join host Sally Handlon as she explores this new approach with guests Edward Meehan and Dr. Kamran Afshar. (Original air date, July 18, 2013.)
On this week’s program, the topic is The New Face of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). Co-hosts John Pearce and Ray Schwab will chat with three local DAR members from the chapter in Easton: Jan Beck, Lelane Hoose, Lisa Hummell. Join us to learn about this venerable, patriotic organization.