Coming Up on WDIY

Tuesday at 7 pm, Dave Fry features newly archived sets from Debbie Davis Blues Band ('99), Kevin Burke & Michael O'Domhnaill ('82), Anais Mitchell ('07), and more.
Thursday at 11 pm, Bill Fox continues the Special Focus on Bertrand Loreau. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Spiral Lights" + new music: Jim Ottaway; Dave Bessell; & more

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Lori Catanzaro

Regulation Best Interest | Your Financial Choices

Laurie Siebert returns to the studio for a live show to discuss: “Regulation Best Interest.” Laurie also takes listener questions live on the air.

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Economic Pulse: Week of 7/31/2020

Aug 7, 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.

On the Next Galactic Travels™ 2020-08-13

Aug 7, 2020
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Bill Fox / WDS Productions

The latest show's playlist (August 6 - show #1218) is available for your inspection. On the next Galactic Travels™, the month-long Special Focus on Bertrand Loreau continues. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Spiral Lights" on Spheric Music.

Remembering Olivia de Havilland | At the Movies

Aug 6, 2020
Warner Bros.

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press looks back at the career of actress Olivia de Havilland, who died at age 104 on July 26, 2020. The five-time Oscar nominee and two-time Oscar winner not only starred in “Gone with the Wind,” she made legal history when she battled the studio system.

Retirement Planning | Your Financial Choices

Aug 5, 2020
Lori Catanzaro | Valley National Financial Advisors

Laurie Siebert returns to the studio for a live show to discuss: “Retirement planning.” Laurie also takes listener questions live on the air.

Magdalena Ksepka

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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'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.

Delegates at the scaled-back Republican National Convention later this month in Charlotte, N.C., must wear masks, and the GOP plans to track everyone's movements with badges equipped with Bluetooth technology.

The special badges will allow officials to find out whom they came in contact with if someone later gets sick from the coronavirus, said Jeffrey Runge, the convention's health consultant.

That will make contact tracing easier, he said.

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For nearly five months, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and the people who live in them have been on lockdown. Many states, including Florida, have not allowed in-person visits since March. The policy was imposed to shield a very vulnerable population from COVID-19. But as NPR's Greg Allen reports, families, health care workers and elected officials say the isolation is taking a toll on the people it's designed to protect.

Contact tracing has been one of the key tools in the fight against the coronavirus. Now, as the virus has infected more than 5 million Americans, the U.S. has at least 41,122 contact tracers — but that's not even half what public health experts said would be needed to help contain the spread.

Updated at 6:48 p.m. ET

A California judge has ordered Uber and Lyft to reclassify their workers from independent contractors to employees with benefits, a ruling that could be consequential for gig economy workers if it survives the appeals process.

There's a winner in Sunday's presidential election in Belarus. But there's no concession from the main opposition candidate.

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is refusing to accept the landslide victory declared by the five-term incumbent, Alexander Lukashenko.

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