THIS WEEK ON WDIY

Thursday 11 pm, Bill Fox concludes the Special Focus on Vir Unis. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Book of Mutations" on AtmoWorks plus new music by Shinpal on SynGate.

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Ice House & Lehigh Valley Creative Placemaking Project on LV Arts Salon

Host Silagh White talks with community arts visionary Doug Roysdon and founder/director of Crowded Kitchen Players Ara Barlieb about upcoming activities at the Ice House in Bethlehem as well as the vision of the Lehigh Valley Creative Placemaking project.

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GLVCC President Tony Iannelli and VP Frank Facchiano | On Every Main Street

For the debut episode of WDIY's newest weekly program, host Greg Capogna speaks with the two leaders of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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On the Next Galactic Travels™ 2019-07-25

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The latest show's playlist (July 18 - show #1163) is available for your inspection. On the next Galactic Travels™, the month-long Special Focus on Vir Unis concludes. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Book of Mutations" on AtmoWorks Records. You will also hear new music by Shinpal on SynGate Records.

Economic Pulse: Week of 7/12/19

15 hours ago

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.

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle welcome guests to discuss two new exhibitions at the Allentown Art Museum.

 


At the Movies: Echo in the Canyon

16 hours ago

“Echo in the Canyon” explores the Laurel Canyon, Calif., folk-rock sound that emerged from the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and other groups. Jakob Dylan interviews musicians who were there.

At the Movies: Pavarotti

Jul 11, 2019

“Pavarotti” looks at the life and career of the great opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. The film is directed by Ron Howard. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the documentary. 

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The lineup is now set for the second series of Democratic presidential primary debates, at the end of the month.

On the first night, progressive favorites Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be on stage together for the first time, while upstart South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg will be trying to continue his improbable rise.

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President Trump will nominate Eugene Scalia, son of late Justice Antonin Scalia, to be the next labor secretary, the president announced via Twitter Thursday evening.

A source close to Scalia earlier Thursday confirmed to NPR that the president had offered Scalia the job and that he accepted.

Scalia, 55, is a partner at the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., where he handles cases related to labor and employment.

Mark Morgan, acting head of Customs and Border Protection, said Thursday that the Trump administration's new asylum rule, unveiled earlier this week, is being rolled out as a small "pilot" and that officials expect it to be blocked in court.

The rule is a major change in U.S. asylum law. It denies asylum protection to most migrants arriving at the Southern border unless they first apply in a country they passed through on the way.

From 1978 to 1984, Patrice Rushen recorded a series of hits for Elektra Records that helped define the sound of late-era disco and R&B.

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A recent graduation at Cook County Jail in Chicago featured no caps, no gowns, not even balloons. But NPR's Cheryl Corley was there, and as she reports, it was a doggone good celebration - for shelter dogs. Get it? Dogs that are now trained and no longer at risk of being euthanized.

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