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Tuesday at 6:25 and 8:25 am, revenue from lotteries are down hundreds of millions of dollars across the country with big implications on education funding for those states.
Tuesday, 7 - 9 pm, Dave Fry features archived sets from: Bill Miller ('17), John Hammond ('93), Norman & Nancy Blake ('94), Christine Lavin ('18), and more.
Wednesday, 6 - 7 pm, Laurie Siebert discusses: “Retirement account rules under the CARES ACT.” Laurie will address questions live during the show at 610-758-8810.
Thursday at 11 pm, Bill Fox continues the Special Focus on Modulator ESP. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "The Dome Drone" + new music by Steve Roach and by Sylvain Carel.

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Senator Bob Casey & The LV Song Project | LV Discourse

Host Alan Jennings speaks with Democratic Senator Bob Casey, one of the two U.S. Senators representing Pennsylvania. Plus, Alan talks with guests from Touchstone Theatre about a new projects bringing together 15 local musicians to record a song about the region's hope and resistance.

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Economic Pulse: Week of 7/3/2020

Jul 10, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

For the first time since 2007, the inflation rate for the Lehigh Valley is being calculated. 2019's rate was 3.6%, which is over 1% more than the national average. Dr. Kamran Ashar discusses the causes of this uptick and what this means for the region.

On the Next Galactic Travels™ 2020-07-16

Jul 10, 2020
Galactic Travels™ logo
Bill Fox / WDS Productions

The latest show's playlist (July 9 - show #1214) is available for your inspection. On the next Galactic Travels™, the month-long Special Focus on Modulator ESP continues.

Economic Pulse: Week of 6/26/2020

Jul 3, 2020
Shamus McGroggan| WDIY

Despite a drop in income, personal expenditures rose in the month of May. Dr. Kamran Ashar discusses this and more from the Bureau of Economic Analysis' newly released income and expenditure report for May 2020.

Economic Pulse: Week of 6/19/2020

Jun 30, 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.

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar
Commonwealth Media Services

The coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges to recent elections. WDIY's James Johnson spoke with Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar about the primary results, voter turnout, logistical challenges, and more.

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One week ago, the Trump administration announced it would ban international students from attending U.S. colleges in the fall if they only take online classes. Now hundreds of colleges and universities, dozens of cities, and some of the country's biggest tech companies are pushing back.

With coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continuing their rise in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Monday he is reimposing restrictions on many indoor businesses statewide, effective immediately.

Restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and card rooms must suspend their indoor operations, and bars must close altogether.

Florida is breaking records in its explosion of coronavirus cases. On Sunday, the state reported 15,299 new resident cases from the day before, a jump larger than any seen before in a single U.S. state.

With coronavirus cases on the rise in southern and western states, U.S. military medical personnel are once again being called upon to help.

Army officials have announced that some 740 military health professionals are being sent to Texas and California.

The new deployments come several months after thousands of military medical personnel, including two hospital ships, one on each coast, were sent to help governors and mayors in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Fourth-generation funeral director Patrick Kearns has seen a lot in his 25 years working around death. But nothing, he says, compares with the intensity of what he's experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patrick and his brother-in-law Paul Kearns-Stanley are partners in a family funeral business that has been operating in New York City since 1900.

"I do think of it like a wave that hit us," says Paul. "You don't see it coming. It knocks you over, you get tossed and you're trying to figure out which way is up."

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