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)


Host John Pearce welcomes Leaders Dan Miller and Haley Arena-Miller from the The Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern's "Young People Making Peace" summer day camp.  They discuss the activities this year's camp offers including singing, drumming, and games, with an emphasis on peacemaking. The 2016 camp runs from July 18-22 at First Presbyterian Church in Allentown.

(Original air-date: 6/23/2016)

Muhlenberg Theatre’s Artistic Director, Charles Richter, joins WDIY’s Neil Hever in the studio to preview the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre's upcoming 36th season which features performances of the beloved Broadway musical, "Gypsy"; 2008 Tony Award winner, "In the Heights"; and "Growl!", a twisted take on the Goldilocks story.

(Original air-date: 6/20/2016)

Host Galen Godbey discusses the incubator and accelerator programs available for entrepreneurs in the Lehigh Valley which are driving innovation. His guests are Steve Boerner, Director and Co-Founder of Hatch House entrepreneurial center in South Bethlehem, and Dr. Mark Lang, Executive Director of the Charter Partners Institute, which works with the LVenture School Initiative in the Lehigh Valley.

(Original air-date: 6/9/2016)

Interview: Jarekus Singleton on Bluesville

Jun 8, 2016
Marilyn Stringer

Bluesville host Jack Adams speaks with Clinton, Missouri-based singer and guitarist, Jarekus Singleton,  about his upcoming performance at the 9th Annual Blues, Brews, and Barbecue festival in Allentown on Saturday, June 11, 2016. More details on Blues, Brews, and Barbeque can be found on the Hamilton District's website.

(Original air-date: 6/4/2016)

WDIY's Shamus McGroggan speaks with Gerard Longo, the PR & Marketing Coordinator  for PBS39, about the Lehigh Valley PBS TV station's annual BrewFest fundraiser which is in its sixth year. The 6th Annual BrewFest is happening June 4, 2016 at Coca Cola Park in Allentown. More information on the event can be found here.

(Original air-date: 6/3/2016)