Allentown

Mariam's Restaurant on The Inside Dish

Aug 14, 2017

Michael Drabenstott's exploration of the Lehigh Valley's food and culinary scene continues on this edition of The Inside Dish with guest Ebisa Mulata, who with his wife owns Mariam's, an Ethiopian restaurant along the 7th Street corridor in Allentown.

(Original air-date: 8/7/2017)

Mushroom Forager Rob Aptaker on The Inside Dish

Jul 20, 2017

Michael Drabenstott's guest on this edition of The Inside Dish is Rob Aptaker, a mushroom forager and cultivar from Allentown.

(Original air-date: 7/3/2017)

Cheryl Haughney and Lisa Baas join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to explore the exciting exhibitions and performances that make up Vision/Sound Allentown's '80s Art Scene ReVisited.

(Original air-date: 6/26/17)
 

Adriano Farinella on Musings

May 17, 2017

Kenn Michael speaks with painter Adriano Farinella about his upcoming three-day workshop on the plein air style of painting  in Allentown's West Park .

The workshop will be held June 2-4, 2017 for the West Park Civic Association of Allentown. The proceeds raised will be used towards scholarships to the Baum School of Art.  More information on Adriano Farinella's plein air workshops can be found here.

(Original air-date: 5/16/17)

 

A fascinating project is ongoing at Muhlenberg College's Trexler Library: digitizing letters from students who were serving in armed forces abroad during WWII.

Host John Pearce welcomes guests Susan Falciani and Dr. Kate Ranieri to discuss what these letters reveal about that era. The students abroad were eager to hear of happenings at the college and in Allentown. Current students of media studies create documentaries based on the many stories from the 1940s.

(Original air-date: 1/26/2017)

On this special local feature of the TED Radio Hour, WDIY's Neil Hever previews TEDxLehighRiver 2016, coming to Miller Symphony Hall on September 17th. Joining Neil are TEDxLehighRiver organizers, Lisa Getzler and David Willard.

This year's theme is: "Where people meet and ideas flow." Speakers include:

Allentown Public Theatre's "Robin Hood" on LV Arts Salon

Aug 1, 2016

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle preview the Allentown Public Theatre's rollicking new production of "Robin Hood" on this edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon. New APT Artistic Director, Anna Russell, and "Robin Hood" actress Cheryl Moritz join George and Kate in the WDIY studios.

In addition to "Robin Hood", they discuss what APT has planned for 2016-17. The Allentown Public Theatre is celebrating its 4th Summer Theatre program for families at St. Luke's Church in downtown Allentown this year.

(Original air-date: 7/25/2016)

"In the Heights" Cast Interview on Musings

Jul 26, 2016

Kenn Michael talks with two members of the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre production of "In the Heights", Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical. Actress Wilma Rivera who plays Camila and actor Gabe Martinez who plays Usnavi talk with Kenn about their experiences in their roles.

Muhlenberg College President John Williams on LV Discourse

Jul 26, 2016

Host Sally Handlon talks with Muhlenberg College President, John Williams about his first year at the college and in the Lehigh Valley as well as the business of higher education. Joining with Dr. Williams is Mike Bruckner, VP for External Affairs and Community Relations, who is celebrating his 20th year at Muhlenberg College.

(Original air-date: 7/21/2016)

In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical about life in the Latino community of Washington Heights, plays July 13-31 at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre.

Director Jim Peck and actress Wilma Rivera join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to discuss the production and the excitingly diverse team of artists who've come together at Muhlenberg to create it.

(Original air-date: 7/11/2016)

 

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