Coming Up on WDIY

Thursday at 6:05 & 8:05 am, NPR Senior Political Editor Ron Elving talks with Steve Inskeep about what might happen if President Trump refuses to accept the election results.
Thursday at 6 pm, new host Rayna Malhotra debuts with guest Okezue Bell, a student from Moravian Academy in Bethlehem discussing his technology companies.
Thursday at 6:30 pm, WDIY's second new youth-focused program, Teen Connect, features host Prathysha Kothare speaking with professor John Cirucci about climate change.
Thursday at 11 pm, Bill Fox begins a focus on the electro-music festival. The Featured CD at Midnight will be from 2005 + new music by Under the Dome, by Thaneco, and by NOX.

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Author Patricia A. Schoch | LV Arts Salon

Host Kate Scuffle talks with writer Patricia A. Schoch, a Bethlehem native and the author of “The Prettiest House on the Block: A Revealing Look at Domestic Partner Abuse”, recently published by Blue Heron Book Works.

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Sarit Laschinsky

Sarit Laschinsky reports on the emergency meeting of the Lehigh County Board of Elections to consider drop boxes for their mail in ballots.

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WDIY 88.1 FM Galactic Travels™ Top 20 for September, 2020.

Shows #1222 to #1225; 3-September-2020 to 24-September-2020. Reported in non-ranked, alphanumeric order. Compiled by Bill Fox.

Retiree Cash-Flow Management | Your Financial Choices

Sep 25, 2020

Laurie Siebert returns to the studio for a live show to discuss: “Retiree Cash-Flow Management.” Laurie also addresses questions live during the show.

Economic Pulse: Week of 9/25/2020

Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Kamran Afshar looks into employment statistics after a historically sharp decline in April.

The New Mutants | At the Movies

Sep 25, 2020

“The New Mutants” is said to be the last installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe X-Men films. Five young actors star as Marvel Comics superheroes associated with the X-Men. Paul Willistein of Lehigh Valley Press reviews the science fiction action-horror film.

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WDIY Announces 2020 Member Representative Election & Membership Meeting

WDIY's annual Member Representative election and membership meeting will take place on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The 2020 meeting will be held online due to COVID-19 precautions, and further details on how to virtually participate will be made available closer to the meeting date.

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Rick Weaver Announced as Candidate for Member Representative

WDIY volunteer Rick Weaver has been announced as the only candidate running for the soon-to-be-open Member Representative position on WDIY's Board of Directors. The position, one of two slots on the Board, will become available after current Member Representative Steven Kraft's two-year term expires at the end of 2020.

You can read Weaver's statement on his candidacy here .

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended a ban on cruises from U.S. ports. The new "no sail" order, issued late Wednesday, expires Oct. 31.

President Trump's selection of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg came just 38 days before the presidential election on Nov. 3.

The move to have her on the court by then has ignited a major partisan battle on Capitol Hill.


The street where I grew up in Kano, northwest Nigeria, is called Independence Road.

Years back, a friend visited the Barnes Foundation, a wonderland of Cezannes, Matisses, and zaftig Renoir gals. After going through the galleries she observed, "All those naked women! What's with that?!"

Updated at 11:30 a.m. ET

United Airlines and American Airlines have sent furlough notices to a total of more than 32,000 employees, saying they can't afford to have them on payroll after Thursday – the expiration date for the federal CARES Act Payroll Support Program.

"To our departing 13,000 family members: thank you for your dedication and we look forward to welcoming you back," United said in a message sent to employees Wednesday night that it also shared with NPR.

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Rates of coronavirus infection are climbing in York, Dauphin, Lancaster and Berks Counties, WHYY's Transforming Health's Brett Sholtis reports.

Some workers at a large furniture warehouse outside Reading say they have faced intimidation and retaliation for taking sick time and speaking up during the coronavirus pandemic. WHYY's Keystone Crossroads' Laura Benshoff has more.

A major pharmaceutical company with deep ties to Philadelphia is pledging $10 million to help the city's female and Black and Latino students pursue careers in STEM fields. WHYY's Miles Bryan has more.

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A new report from the Poor People's Campaign says low-income people are one group that's often overlooked, but could be crucial in deciding the election in Pennsylvania and beyond. WHYY's Laura Benshoff of Keystone Crossroads has more.


A new study on Pennsylvania's child care industry says nearly 15 percent of providers are at risk of closing without more aid, WHYY's Keystone Crossroads' Miles Bryan reports.

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