Stories of Allentown’s past is our topic.  Co-hosts John Pearce and historian Frank Whelan interview attorney Malcolm Gross about his grandfather and father, both mayors of Allentown.  Gross’ book, Two Mayors and a Lawyer (2013), tells much of Allentown in the past century.

(Original air-date: 11/12/15)

Penn State Lehigh Valley professor, Dr. Galen Godbey, hosts a discussion on building teamwork, social skills, and confidence in young people. Joining him are guests Irene Blough, foreign language teacher for the Allentown School District and founder of a ballroom dance program for middle school students, and Sis-Obed Torres, Director of Operations at the Lincoln Leadership Academy in Allentown.

(Original air-date: 9/10/2015)

Downtown Allentown on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Aug 27, 2015

Host Sally Handlon welcomes guests Jim Harbaugh, VP Sales & Leasing, City Center, and Don Bernhard, Community Development Director at Downtown Allentown Community Development Initiative, to discuss the whys and hows in transitioning from an economic development focus to a more broad-based community development approach in Allentown.

(Original air-date: 8/20/2015)

The Allentown Rotary Club on LV Discourse

Mar 19, 2015

Local historian Frank Whelan, author of 100 Years of Service above Self: The Allentown Rotary Club 1914 - 2014, and current Rotary Club of Allentown club president, Christine Bauder, discuss the club's current projects and history (and, in the process, some of the history of Allentown).

(Original air-date 3/12/2015)

Professor Daniel Haxall on LV Arts Salon

Jan 22, 2015

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Daniel Haxall, Associate Professor of Art History at Kutztown University, about the new exhibition Interventions in Printmaking: Three Generations of African-American Women at the Allentown Art Museum.

(Original air-date: 1/19/2015)

A Lehigh Valley Christmas in Concert 2014 on LV Arts Salon

Nov 23, 2014

Host Bathsheba Monk welcomes Miriam Huertas, Vice President of Allentown Initiatives at the Greater Lehigh Valley Chambre of Commerce, and Mike Krisukas, guitarist for Zen for Primates, to talk about the 18th Lehigh Valley Christmas in Concert taking place  on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown. Featuring area musicians doing renditions of their favorite holiday tunes in a variety of musical genres -- from Folk to Jazz and Celtic to Blues.

(Original air-date 11/17/2014)


WDIY is giving away  $100 gift certificates to the Hamilton Kitchen & Bar in Allentown during our Fall Pledge Drive.

As we near the end of the first week of our 2014 Fall Pledge Drive, we have an exciting benefit to offer members who pledge their support during this fall's drive. We will be giving away $100 gift certificates to one of downtown Allentown's newest and most talked-about restaurants--the Hamilton Kitchen & Bar.

Marriott Renaissance GM Scott Bullock on LV Discourse

Sep 25, 2014

Almost a year ago (10/2013), Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was in Allentown and announced that The Marriott Corporation would be joining our downtown Allentown development by locating one of their premier hotels with the PPL Center- Marriott Renaissance. This will be their 3rd location in PA, and 1 of 162, worldwide.

Host Sally Handlon talks with Scott Bullock, General Manager, about the Marriott's newest venture in the Lehigh Valley, scheduled to open in early 2015.

(Original air-date 9/18/2014)

Rise Together Allentown

Aug 25, 2014

Host Kenn Michael speaks with artist Charlie Brouwer about "Rise Together Allentown," a large-scale, community-based temporary  installation to be built in the Arts Park, located at Fifth and Linden Streets in Allentown, across from the Allentown Art Museum.

PPL Center GM Gunnar Fox on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Jun 26, 2014
Philadelphia Business Journal

What does it take to stage the Eagles, Cher, Professional Bull Riding, and Ice Hockey? This week, host Sally Handlon speaks with Gunnar Fox, GM of PPL Center. Gunnar shares insights into what it takes to manage and run downtown Allentown's new arena.

(Original air-date 6/19/2014)