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Monday at 7 pm, Steve Aaronson presents his annual Musikfest edition, an imaginary "dream" concert that might have occurred -- if Musikfest were held during folk's Golden Age.
Monday at 9 pm, host Rob Reagan starts the program with his first Monday of the month feature on decades (1980, 2000, 2010) plus a look back at some past Musikfest performers.
Tuesday at 1 pm, host Bill Dautremont-Smith features three hours of great new and classic music along with a tribute to British musician Peter Green who passes away on 7/25.
Tuesday at 9 pm, John Dodds features the latest in new jazz releases. The show includes such diverse talent as Maceo Parker, Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger, and Pat Metheny.
Thursday at 11 pm, Bill Fox begins a Special Focus on Bertrand Loreau. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Journey Through the Past" + new music: Mystified and by Stan Dart.

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Ashleigh Strange, Justan Parker & Rev. Dr. Gregory Edwards | LV Discourse

Lehigh Valley Discourse with host James Johnson brings three of the Valley's civil rights leaders together to discuss the moment of our time: social injustice, police brutality, and systemic racism.

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The Summer of Spielberg | At the Movies

Jul 31, 2020
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In this summer of no blockbusters, old blockbusters are filling in. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press looks at how re-releases of director Steven Spielberg's theatrical features and other feel-good blockbusters have somewhat salvaged the 2020 summer movie season.

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WDIY 88.1 FM Galactic Travels™ Top 20 for July, 2020.
Shows #1213 to #1217; 2-July-2020 to 30-July-2020
Reported in non-ranked, alphanumeric order.
Compiled by Bill Fox.
This report is also available at the Galactic Travels™ website.
The Special Focus for July was Modulator ESP.

Economic Pulse: Week of 7/24/2020

Jul 31, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Dr. Kamram 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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Professor Bertrand Loreau teaches electronics by day. His interest in electronics along with the discovery of synthesizers and electronic music in the '60s and '70s may explain his interest in EM. From 1960s TV ads and the use of synthesizers in Pop and Rock ignited his passion for EM. But it was seeing Klaus Schulze on May 3, 1977, that convinced him that the synthesizer would have a big role in his life.

On the Next Galactic Travels™ 2020-08-06

Jul 31, 2020
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The latest show's playlist (July 30 - show #1217) is available for your inspection. On the next Galactic Travels™, a month-long Special Focus on Bertrand Loreau begins. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Journey Through the Past" on Spheric Music.

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'Swing County, USA' Prepares For Unprecedented Influx Of Ballots By Mail

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly travels to Nazareth and Bethlehem to look at Northampton County's increasingly important role in the upcoming November election.


This year's Tiny Desk Contest was unlike any other.

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That song can get an entire bar or stadium singing along. "Sweet Caroline" was banned because of fear aggressive singing creates droplets that linger in the air and help spread the coronavirus.

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

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