Coming Up on WDIY

Monday at 11 pm, Steve Capwell and Fuzzy feature Black covers of White songs, Freddie King, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, songs about death, and some funky gospel music.
Tuesday at 7 pm, Dave Fry features archived sets from Ward Hayden and the Outliers ('19), Eddie and Martha Adcock ('97), Robin and Linda Williams ('16), and more.
Wednesday at 6 pm, Laurie Siebert discusses: “Employer stock benefits.” Phone lines will be open for listener questions at 610-758-8810.
Thursday at 6 pm, Prathysha Kothare looks at remote learning and students' experiences learning during the pandemic with PA Dept. of Education Acting Secretary Noe Ortega.
Thursday at 11 pm, Bill Fox begins a month-long focus on Surface 10. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Borrowed Time" (SfM) + Mythos, Thaneco, Petit, and Boots & Synth.nl.

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Attorney and Historian Malcolm J. Gross | LV Discourse

John Pearce sits down with attorney and historian Malcolm J. Gross to discuss the Gettysburg Address and President Abraham Lincoln. He also shares the impact of General Harry Clay Trexler on the Lehigh Valley.

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Economic Pulse: Week of 11/27/2020

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Retail sales are expected to rise this holiday season.

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

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

Shows #1231 to #1234; 5-November-2020 to 26-November-2020. Reported in non-ranked, alphanumeric order. Compiled by Bill Fox.

The Lehigh Valley has recovered more than half the jobs lost since spring. Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses what this means for the area's economy.

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In the electronic music community, Dean De Benedictus is known as Surface 10. With a background that includes jazz fusion, progressive rock, sound design work, and producing source music for network television, Dean incorporates film work, illustration, literature and conceptual art into his creative efforts.

On the Next Galactic Travels™ 2020-12-03

Nov 27, 2020
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The latest show's playlist (November 26 - show #1234) is available for your inspection. On the next Galactic Travels™, the month-long Special Focus on Surface 10/Dean De Benedictis begins. The Featured CD at Midnight will be  "Borrowed Time 2000" on Space for Music Records.

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WDIY 25th Anniversary Special

Join host Greg Capogna as we present a look back at how the Lehigh Valley's first public radio station defied the odds and went from dream to reality, as told by some of the volunteers who made it possible.

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The coronavirus was present in the U.S.

Despite the repeated warnings of public health experts and officials, millions of people traveled for Thanksgiving.

Perhaps you're one of them.

U.S. shoppers are on track to spend more than $755 billion during the holiday shopping season in what's expected to be a new sales record despite the coronavirus recession.

In fact, this year's Cyber Monday promises to become the largest online sales day in history. During the peak hour of 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pacific time, shoppers could spend $13 million per minute, according to Adobe Digital Insights, which tracks online spending.

Updated at 5:37 p.m. ET

Officials in Arizona and Wisconsin have certified their states' presidential election results, affirming President-elect Joe Biden's razor-thin victories over President Trump in the two key swing states.

Don't promote democracy, talk about the royal families or comment on treatment of foreign workers.

Israel is advising tourism professionals and businesspeople to avoid discussing those and other sensitive political topics with residents of the United Arab Emirates, as it protects its new peace deal with the Gulf Arab country and promotes new daily flights between Dubai and Tel Aviv, launched last week.

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President-elect Joe Biden pulled ahead in Pennsylvania in large part due to big numbers put up by suburban voters. However, in many of those same regions Republicans performed well in down-ballot races. WHYY's Laura Benshoff reports on who split their ticket and why.

Pennsylvania Daily Caseloads on the Rise

Nov 24, 2020
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As daily caseloads and hospitalizations are on the rise, Pennsylvania health officials are again urging residents to follow the state's pandemic protocols. WHYY's Aaron Moselle reports.

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The family of Walter Wallace Jr. gathered outside Philadelphia's City Hall on Friday, November 6, making their first public statement since the city released body camera footage from the officers who shot and killed Wallace the week before. WHYY's Michaela Winberg reports.

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Social justice advocates in New Jersey were fuming over a bill intending to regulate the state’s incoming recreational marijuana market, saying the legislation left communities of color behind.  WHYY’s Joe Hernandez reports.

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A Bucks County judge has thrown out an appeal from President Donald Trump's campaign, rejecting its bid to get a few thousand mail ballots invalidated on technicalities. But, as WHYY's Katie Meyer reports, a similar case in Allegheny County went the other way.

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