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Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle discuss the 35th Jim Thorpe Old Time Christmas Festival with guests Amy Pienta and Mitch Hanson, owners/artists at Somersault Letterpress, and Jennifer Christman of the Jim Thorpe Old Time Christmas Committee. The festival features three weekends of magical holiday traditions, arts, entertainment, and music. 

Year-End Tax Planning on Your Financial Choices

Dec 8, 2016

On this edition of Your Financial Choices, Laurie Siebert discusses: "Year-end tax planning." 

Laurie also takes listener questions live during the program. 

(Original air-date: 12/7/16)

2017 Tax Changes on Your Financial Choices

Dec 2, 2016

On this edition of Your Financial Choices, Laurie Siebert discusses: "Expected 2017 tax changes as you plan for year end 2016."

Laurie also takes listener questions live during the program.

(Original air-date: 11/30/2016)

Host John Pearce is joined by Pam Bechtel and JoAnn Nenow, Meals on Wheels Executive Directors for Northampton and Lehigh counties, respectively. They discuss Meals on Wheels, now 45 years old in the Lehigh Valley, and its service to the community. 

The meals provided make it possible for many senior citizens to remain in their homes as they age. Hear stories of people receiving two meals daily and learn how you can become a volunteer.

(Original air-date: 11/24/2016)

Eleanor Bobrow talks about the upcoming holidays and the wonderful opportunity to to come together with family and friends, as well as some of the holidays' difficulties. How do we keep our appetites and our yearning for the second or third piece of apple or pumpkin pie under control and how do we deal with the presence of alcoholic beverages?

Host Dr. Kamran Afshar reviews the results of the Kamran Afshar - Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce survey of local businesses, which was conducted in October. 

He is joined by guests Tony Iannelli (Chamber president), Jack Pfunder (president of Manufacturer Resource Center), and Josh Dudd (Senior VP at Univest Bank & Trust Co.) to discuss the results. 

(Original air-date: 11/10/16)

Economic Pulse: Week of 11/11/16

Dec 1, 2016

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: 11/11/16)

Silagh White hosts Miller Symphony Hall Executive Director Sheila Evans and VP of Marketing and Community Engagement Lucy Bloise

They discuss Miller Symphony Hall's upcoming programs for the holidays, classical series, jazz upstairs, family programs, outreach activities, and the new marquee. 

(Original air-date: 11/21/2016)

WDIY jazz host Rob Reagan welcomes renowned jazz guitarist Frank DiBussolo and Program Manager for Northampton Community College's Fab Lab Jeffrey Boerner to preview the Fab Lab's "Evening with the Masters" series event on November 30, 2016.  

Understanding Epilepsy on Take Charge of Your Life

Nov 28, 2016

In recognition of November as Epilepsy Awareness Month, Eleanor Bobrow welcomes guests Ellen Baca, the Lehigh Valley Resource Coordinator of the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania, and Colleen Dunlap, an active member of the epilepsy support community who was diagnosed with epilepsy herself at 13 years old.

Baca and Dunlap help increase understanding of epilepsy, its impact on children, and the role of parents who have children struggling with epileptic seizures. 

(Original air-date: 11/14/16)