WDIY Headlines

Economic Pulse: Week of 1/22/2016

Jan 26, 2016

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

(Original air-date: 1/22/2016)


It's been two years since Becky Bradley, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, first spoke with host Sally Handlon about the planning commission's activities. On this program, Becky gives an update on "Lehigh Valley: Live, Work and Play."

 (Original air-date: 1/21/2016)

Daniel Banks of Silver Crest Insurance joins host Laurie Siebert to discuss: "The Medicare Annual Disenrollment Period and other Medicare-related items." Laurie and Daniel also answer listeners' questions live on the air.

(Original air-date: 1/20/2016)

Lynnie Godfrey on WDIY Classics

Jan 20, 2016

Ms. Lynnie Godfrey joins host Karen El-Chaar for a preview of the upcoming Allentown Symphony Pops Orchestra concert at Miller Symphony Hall. Ms. Godfrey "Embraces the Standards" featuring selections by Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington and more. 

(Original air-date: 1/15/2016)

Mary Wright & Liz Russo on Take Charge of Your Life

Jan 14, 2016

Host Eleanor Bobrow is joined by Mary Wright, a Bethlehem storyteller who was preparing to present her one-woman show, Nae Swe, exploring her Burmese roots, at Touchstone Theatre.

Also on the program is guest Liz Russo, a stand-up comedian and Easton native, who uses comedy and laughter to demonstrate her struggle with addiction and recovery. Russo was preparing to perform Dry Humor--Stand-Up for Recovery  at the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem.

(Original air-date 1/11/2016)

Helping Those with Disabilities on LV Discourse

Jan 14, 2016

What is being done in our country for persons with disabilities? Two local passionate advocates join host John Pearce to tell the story: Amy Beck, Executive Director, LV Center for Independent Living, and Dr. Nelvin Vos, first Convener of the LV Partnership for a Disability Friendly Community. Learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) has improved lives.

(Original air-date: 1/7/2016)

Allentown Art Museum President, David Mickenberg, and Elaine Mehalakes, AAM Vice President for Curatorial and Education, join George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about the upcoming exhibition "This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement", and the exciting community programming and partnerships surrounding it.

(Original air-date: 1/11/2016)

Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP® discusses "Getting Ready for Filing Your Tax Return". Laurie also takes listener questions live on the air.

(Original air-date: 1/13/2016)

The New Ice House Tonight Series on LV Arts Salon

Jan 10, 2016

Doug Roysdon of Mock Turtle Marionettes chats about the creation  of the new Ice House Tonight Series showcasing regional performing artists.

In the second half of the program, writer and critic Paul Willistein, of the Lehigh Valley Press and WDIY, highlights the talents and resources of Lehigh Valley live theatre with a discussion of the upcoming ABE Awards.

(Original air-date: 12/28/2015)

The Holidays in Downtown Allentown on LV Discourse

Jan 5, 2016
City Center Lehigh Valley

Santo Napoli, owner of The Archive and assembly88, and Mitch Hanna, Events and Marketing Manager for City Center Lehigh Valley, join community host Sally Handlon to talk about the first full holiday season for a redeveloped downtown Allentown as well as Santo's experience as a merchant on Hamilton Street since his 2013 LV Discourse show.

(Original air-date: 12/17/2015)