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Thursday 11pm, Bill Fox continues the Special Focus on Vic Hennegan. The Featured CD @ Midnight: "Nebula Waves." New: Chris Russell (Spotted Peccary); Micah Peck (Audiobulb).

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Actor, writer, producer, and director Daniel Roebuck returns to his hometown of Bethlehem to speak with host James Johnson about his new movie being filmed in the Lehigh Valley, his new non-profit organization, some of his well-known acting roles, and more.

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The latest show's playlist (April 9 - show #1201) is available for your inspection. On the next Galactic Travels™, the month-long Special Focus on Vic Hennegan continues.

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How are arts organizations in the Lehigh Valley coping during the coronaviurs outbreak? Host Silagh White talks with Kate Scuffle, Managing Director of Selkie Theatre and occasional Lehigh Valley Arts Salon host, about the challenges faced by theaters, concert halls, museums, and other venues for the arts.

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Yesterday was a tough day. I lost a cousin to cancer, and I had just gotten off the phone telling the kids when I got the news alert – Adam Schlesinger, prolific pop genius, and only 52, had passed away due to COVID-19 complications.

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Freelance artists working in new, creative, experimental, or improvised music who have had their income impacted by COVID-19 cancelations have some relief available thanks to the New Music Solidarity Fund. 

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WDIY 88.1 FM Galactic Travels™ Top 20 for March, 2020.
Shows #1196 to #1199; 5-March-2020 to 26-March-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 March was Polaris.

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More than two months after he watched his father die of the new coronavirus, Zhang Hai has yet to bury him. The 50-year-old Wuhan native wants to pay his last respects alone — but that's now against government rules.

"[My father's] work unit called and made it very clear that I have to be accompanied when I retrieve the ashes," Zhang recalled. "Maybe they are well-intentioned, but I just want to collect my father's ashes alone before burying him. I do not want to have strangers around."

When Carolynn van Arsdale, a senior at the University of Vermont, was forced to leave her campus amid coronavirus concerns last month, it caused a lot of complications. " I was forced to move out of my apartment building and move into my mother's house in a different state," she said. "I lost one of my jobs ... and I've been struggling with my mental health. All of these stresses have challenged me in being able to do my best in my college courses."

Antonio Martinez has a cleaning franchise in Florida, and because of the pandemic he is much busier than usual. While is family is worried about him, Martinez says he has to go to work.

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