Marcie Lightwood

Program Host

Marcie Lightwood came to WDIY to set up the first on-air membership drive, and has stayed with the station ever since. She is a self-employed social worker, specializing in parenting education, working with people in poverty and group facilitation. Currently, Marcie coordinates the NPR news hosts, hosts Morning Edition Monday and serves as a substitute for Celtic Faire, Folk Classics and Assorted Women. She is the mother of four grown children and lives in Allentown.

Marcie Lightwood with WDIY News presents: Profiles in PRIDE featuring the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. 

This week's profile is of Keri Pennypacker, a volunteer at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown and facilitator for the Lehigh Valley Lesbians Group.

Marcie Lightwood with WDIY News presents: Profiles in PRIDE featuring the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown. 

This week's profile is of Ariel Torres, Pride programs manager at Bradbury-Sullivan.

Marcie Lightwood with WDIY News presents: Profiles in PRIDE featuring the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center. 

This week's profile is of Adrian Shanker, Executive Director and Founder of the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown.

Marcie Lightwood with WDIY News presents: Profiles in PRIDE featuring the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center. 

With the anniversary of George Floyd's death Tuesday, May 25th, Marcie Lightwood with WDIY News takes a look at the Lehigh Valley Justice Institute, an organization that aims to promote a re-imagined justice system for the Lehigh Valley featuring Executive Director Joe Welsh and Board President Marvin Boyer.

Pennsylvania's primary voting is on May 18th, so Marcie Lightwood sat down with Mary Erdman of the League of Women Voters organization here in the Lehigh Valley who recently held the 10th "Running for Local Office" workshop on how to become a political candidate here in the Valley with help from resources to the paperwork process.

In recognition of Yom Ha’Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Marcie Lightwood interviews Nicholas Blue and Tama Tamarkin, both third-generation Holocaust survivors.

In honor of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Marcie Lightwood spotlights Roberta Meek; a local civil and women's rights leader who will lead a virtual fundraiser for LEPOCO, a peace and justice group in Bethlehem with a more than 50-year history of community activism.

WDIY News' Marcie Lightwood explores the international group GreenFaith, whose March 11 event "Sacred People, Sacred Earth" draws attention to bold, new climate justice actions carried out by people of diverse religions around the world, including here in the Lehigh Valley. 

WDIY's Marcie Lightwood explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected child abuse through conversations with officials from Lehigh County, Northampton County, and the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance.

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