THIS WEEK ON WDIY

Tuesday, 7-9 pm, Dina Hall features archived sets from Gatemouth Brown, Geoff Bartley, Rory Block, and Christine Lavin.
Tuesday at 11 pm, Jack Adams welcomes Kim Wilson from The Fabulous Thunderbirds to preview the upcoming performance of Kim Wilson's Blues Revue at Godfrey Daniels on Saturday.
Wednesday, 6-7 pm, Laurie Siebert's topic is “Understanding what you can do with your retirement accounts.” Laurie takes listener questions during the program at 610-758-8810.
Thursday, 6-7 pm, Sally Handlon welcomes ArtsQuest founder Jeff Parks to discuss his new book 'Stronger Than Steel: Forging a Rust Belt Renaissance.'
Thursday at 11 pm, Bill Fox continues the focus on Syndromeda. The Featured CD at Midnight is "Mythical Pursuit" on Neu Harmony Records. Plus new music by Madhavi Devi.

Browse the Latest WDIY Features

Previewing Miller Symphony Hall's 2018-19 Season on LV Arts Salon

Miller Symphony Hall Interim Executive Director Diane Scott and Marketing Vice President Lucy Bloise join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to preview the upcoming 2018-19 season.

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Previewing WDIY's New 'Early Rock & Roll Saturday Evening'

Saturdays on WDIY are about to become an even better place to discover rock and roll's past. Beginning Saturday, September 1, 2018, WDIY is unveiling our new 'Early Rock & Roll Saturday Evening.' John Dodds sat down with hosts Ray Leister and Neil Hever to talk about the idea behind the revamped programming block and to hear some stories about the music that's in store.

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NPR Headlines

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New life was breathed into a perennial debate this week, when a former Sesame Street writer revealed that not only did he consider beloved characters Bert and Ernie to be a gay couple, but he used his own relationship as creative inspiration.

On Sunday, Queerty published an interview with Mark Saltzman, who worked on the show in the 1980s and 90s, asking him if he thought of Bert and Ernie as a gay couple.

Updated at 11:00 p.m. ET

The Senate Judiciary Committee will move forward with a hearing scheduled for Monday on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, despite a request for further investigation from his accuser.

Floodwaters keep rising in the Carolinas as post-Tropical Storm Florence continues to dump rain on the region. The dangerous storm has already left more than 30 dead and displaced thousands of others, leaving them without electricity or shelter.

In the aftermath of Florence, North and South Carolina officials are encouraging people to volunteer or donate if they can. Here's a guide to how to help.

Why give cash

Facebook became embroiled in another controversy Tuesday, after the American Civil Liberties Union accused the company of giving employers a powerful tool to discriminate against women seeking work.

The complaint alleges that Facebook allowed employers to target job ads exclusively to men — that "they're profiting from thousands of ads that are being hidden from women," civil rights lawyer Peter Romer-Friedman of Outten & Golden told NPR.

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