THIS WEEK ON WDIY

Thursday, 6-7 pm, Sally Handlon talks with Discover Lehigh Valley's longtime president Mike Stershic who is retiring from his position at the end of the year.
Thursday at 11 pm, Bill Fox continues the Special Focus on Robert Carty. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "The Living" on Deep Sky Music. Plus music by Cosmic Ground.
Friday, 11 pm - 12 am, Allentown noise rock/punk band Tile perform a Rooftop Session; plus, we listen to a mixtape from Poconos pro-wrestling-themed pop-punk band Cheap Pop.

7th Congressional District Forum on LV Discourse

The three candidates for the open seat in Pennsylvania’s newly-created 7th Congressional District appear in their first political forum of the campaign season. The one-hour discussion includes Republican Marty Nothstein, Democrat Susan Wild, and Libertarian Tim Silfies.

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Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election campaign has not been shy about attacking his opponent, Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, on television.

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Next month, 36 states will elect a governor. Nine of those races, where Republicans are in office, are so competitive that some analysts say they are a toss-up. Even though a Republican is in office now, the winner could come from either party.

Like in Iowa, where Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds can't seem to inch past her Democratic challenger, businessman Fred Hubbell, who has been polling several points ahead of her for months.

The warden at the women's prison in Iowa recently instructed her corrections officers to stop giving out so many disciplinary tickets for minor violations of prison rules, like when a woman wears her sweatshirt inside out or rolls up her sleeves.

It's a small thing. But it's also part of a growing movement to reconsider the way women are treated in prison.

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