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.

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.

WDIY News' Marcie Lightwood speaks with U.S. Representative Susan Wild, PA-7, and Shirley Morganelli, Founder of Lehigh Valley ROAR, about the importance of grassroots political organizations and how their support can help local and national candidates succeed in the dawn of a newly-elected administration.