Coming Up on WDIY

Monday at 6pm, Host Silagh White talks with Kate Hughes about her follow-up solo show at Banko Alehouse Cinema called "Most Flammable Episode Two."
Monday at 6:30pm, Greg Capogna talks with Mike Fehnel, Chairman of Discover Lehigh Valley, and Frank Facchiano, Chief Operating Officer of the Chamber of Commerce.
Tuesday at 3pm, Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes Taylor Galassi of This Way to the Egress to talk about their next album. Taylor will have an exclusive preview of two new tracks
Tuesday at 7pm, Dina Hall will feature archived sets from Christine Havrilla, Matt Nakoa, Alex Radus, and Mollie O’Brien with Nina Gerber.
Wednesday at 6pm, Laurie Siebert will address the value of dollars and how it applies to evaluating pension options, compounding mortgage interest, and tax considerations.

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Promise Neighborhoods of the LV Curbing Gang Violence on LV Discourse

Host Alan Jennings takes another look at the non-profit Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley with gang member-turned-activist Hasshan Batts along with two gang members who are now working with Batts' organization: Jose Rivera and Keify McNear.

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WDIY's 25th Anniversary Party

Tickets for the party are officially sold out! We'll see everyone on March 7th at the Ice House in Bethlehem.

Economic Pulse: Week of 2/21/20

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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.

On the Next Galactic Travels™ 2020-02-27

Feb 21, 2020
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The latest show's playlist (February 20 - show #1194) is available for your inspection. On the next Galactic Travels™, the month-long Special Focus on Under the Dome concludes.

At The Movies: 2020 Oscars

Feb 20, 2020

The 92nd Oscars Award Ceremony aired February 9, and Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press goes over the highs and lows of the event as well as his opinions on the outcomes.

Listeners' Tax Questions on Your Financial Choices

Feb 20, 2020

This week, Laurie Siebert dedicates the show to listener tax questions. 


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How are the Lehigh Valley's businesses doing? How is the regional economy being impacted by planning and development? Host Kamran Afshar hosts a roundtable discussion on the results of the latest quarterly economic survey of Lehigh Valley businesses.

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Allentown Art Musuem Discovers They Have an Authentic Rembrandt Painting

NPR's Ari Shapiro and Mary Louise Kelly report on how the painting's authenticity was given a second look recently after it underwent restoration.

South Korea's government says it is in a critical struggle to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus from the disease's epicenter in Daegu. It has given itself four weeks to stabilize the situation in the country's city of 2.5 million, some 150 miles southeast of the capital, Seoul.

"If authorities fail to contain the spread of the COVID-19 in Daegu, there is a high possibility that COVID-19 could spread nationwide," vice health minister Kim Gang-lip told reporters on Monday.

The extradition hearing for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange began Monday in London — the latest turn in the legal saga of perhaps the world's most famous secret-spiller.

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Some 20,000 mourners packed the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday for the public memorial honoring legendary former NBA player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed along with seven other people in a helicopter crash last month.

Retired stars NBA stars Michael Jordan, Dwyane Wade, and Tim Duncan along with late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel were all in attendance for the ceremony called "A Celebration of Life. "

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