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Economic Pulse: Week of 02/02/18

Feb 15, 2018

A weekly look at the trends driving our nation's economy as well as the Lehigh Valley's economy.

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar airs Fridays at 5:44 pm and Mondays at 7:41 am.

(Original air-date: 02/02/2018)

Planning for Tax Reform on Your Financial Choices

Feb 15, 2018

Laurie Siebert discussed the new world of planning under tax reform. She also took listener questions live on the air.

(Original air-date: 02/14/18)


Affordable Housing on LV Discourse

Feb 15, 2018

Affordable housing for individuals with modest income is our topic.

Host John Pearce interviews Mike Handzo, project coordinator of Lehigh Valley Land Trust, about opportunities to own a home. Plus, homeowner Rebecca Trautman explains how her life changed when she was helped to acquire her own place.

(Original air-date: 1/25/2018)

Survey of Lehigh Valley businesses on LV Discourse

Feb 8, 2018

Dr. Afshar released the results of the Greater LV Chamber - Kamran Afshar January 2018 survey of Valley businesses. His guests were Neal Koplin, executive vice president of Peoples Security Bank; Bruce Palmer, managing shareholder for Buckno Lisicky & Company; and Thomas Stoudt, interim executive director of Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.

Frequently asked questions on Your Financial Choices

Feb 8, 2018

On this week's edition, Laurie Siebert answered frequently answered questions.
She also took listeners' questions live on air. (Original air-date: 02/07/2018) 

Michael Drabenstott welcomed guests Michael Adams and Jim Yergey.

Adams is a chef at Hotel Bethlehem, which also operates 1741 on the Terrace and The Tap Room in the historic downtown hotel. Yergey is the founder of Yergey Brewing, a microbrewery in Emmaus that has been open since late 2016.

(Original air-date: 02/05/2018)

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WDIY 88.1 FM "Galactic Travels" Top 20 for January, 2018.
Shows #1083 to #1086; 4-January-2018 to 25-January-2018
Reported in non-ranked, alphanumeric order.
Compiled by Bill Fox.

This report is also available at the Galactic Travels website.

At the Movies: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Feb 7, 2018

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the crime drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

"Three Billboards" is a difficult movie. Uncomfortable as it is, it's a film that should be seen, especially because it has received seven Oscar nominations, including: picture, screenplay (Martin McDonagh, who directed), lead actress (Frances McDormand) and supporting actors (Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson). The film received the People's Choice Award at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and is an American Film Institute Top 10 film of 2017.

Lydia Panas discusses 'Chocolate Dark' on LV Arts Salon

Feb 6, 2018

Host Kenn Michael talks about a new photography exhibition coming to RE:find's new Gallery on the Walk on the Allentown ArtsWalk. Kenn's guest is international photographer Lydia Panas, discussing her new exhibition, "Chocolate Dark." The exhibition, which features stunning portraits of baker's chocolate, is sure to be a hit with lovers of photography and chocolate.

WDIY Executive Director Wagner Previato Says Goodbye

Feb 2, 2018

WDIY Executive Director Wagner Previato has announced that he has accepted another employment opportunity and will be stepping down from his position at the station. February 2, 2018 will be his last day with WDIY. On his final day at the station, we here at WDIY reflect on his tenure over the the last four-and-a-half years.