WDIY Headlines

Economic Pulse: Week of 11/10/17

Nov 20, 2017

Dr. Kamran Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.   

Economic Pulse airs Friday at 5:44 p.m. during NPR's All Things Considered and Monday at 7:41 a.m. during NPR's Morning Edition.   

(Original air-date: 11/10/2017) 

The Accidentals Live on The Blend

Nov 17, 2017

Michigan indie alt-Americana band The Accidentals joined host Bill Dautremont-Smith in the studio for a live performance and interview about their meteoric career.

This young multi-instrumentalist trio are on a national tour promoting their third album, Odyssey, that has garnered critical acclaim and a lot of airplay on WDIY. The band was in town to play a show later that night at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

(Original air-date: 11/14/2017)

James Vivian, actor, director, writer and a co-founder of one of the Valley's newest theatre companies, the Easton Theatre Co-Op, joined Kate and George to talk about the Easton Theatre Co-op and their newest projects as well as the bustling Easton arts community.

(Original air-date: 11/13/2017)

Host Eleanor Bobrow discussed the upcoming December 7th deadline for Medicare open enrollment on this edition of Take Charge of Your Life.

To help us understand some of the options and where we can get further information, Eleanor spoke with volunteers from the PA State Health Insurance Program APPRISE -- Dana Mehta from the Northampton County APPRISE program and John Teufel from the Lehigh County APPRISE program. 

(Original air-date: 11/13/2017) 

Disaster Planning on Your Financial Choices

Nov 16, 2017

This week, Laurie Siebert's topic was "Disaster Planning." 

Laurie also took listener questions live on the air.

(Original air-date: 11/15/2017)

Eleanor Bobrow talked to individuals active in the Lehigh Conference of Churches about resources in the community that help people deal with mental health illness and addiction as a spiritual journey. Eleanor's guests were Larry Pickens, Director of the Lehigh Conference of Churches since 2014, and Christina DiPierro, Director of the Daybreak program since 2012.

For more than 60 years, the Lehigh Conference of Churches has brought together area congregations in responding to the needs of  "the least among us" while building ecumenical and interfaith partnerships.

At the Movies: Marshall

Nov 14, 2017

Marshall is a powerful film about a Bridgeport, Connecticut, civil rights case in 1941 that was pivotal in the life and career of Thurgood Marshall, who in 1967 become the first African-American to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

Pappy's Orchards' Lisa Urffer on The Inside Dish

Nov 13, 2017

Lisa Urffer of Pappy's Orchards in Coopersburg joined Michael Drabenstott to discuss the family owned and operated orchard and bakery with an origin dating back to the 1700s.

(Original air-date: 10/06/17)

Juan Martinez, co-owner of Don Juan Mex Grill, joined Michael Dabenstott to talk about the cuisine at his Latin-inspired restaurants in Bethlehem, Emmaus and Easton.

(Original air-date: 10/06/17)

Economic Pulse: Week of 11/03/17

Nov 13, 2017

Dr. Kamran Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation. 

Economic Pulse airs Friday at 5:44 p.m. during NPR's All Things Considered and Monday at 7:41 a.m. during NPR's Morning Edition.   

(Original air-date: 11/03/2017)    

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