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A recent conference on early childhood lead exposure drew attention to ongoing efforts in the Lehigh Valley and across Pennsylvania to address the presence of lead in the community. WDIY’s Sarit Laschinsky has more.

Coronavirus Update with St. Luke's Dr. Jeffrey Jahre |

Jun 18, 2021

WDIY News welcomes back Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network for another coronavirus update on the facts surrounding COVID-19 . 

WDIY News welcomes back Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network for another coronavirus update on the facts surrounding COVID-19 . 

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. 

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A recently-released report details the harmful impact of childhood lead exposure across the Lehigh Valley, as well as its possible impact on public safety and criminality.  WDIY’s Sarit Laschinsky has more on what local law enforcement members had to say.

County Executive Phillips Armstrong and Public Defender Kimberly Makoul announced the Lehigh County Public Defender's office has partnered with local grocery stores, PA CareerLink, Treatment Trends and the Allentown Catholic Diocese to support the community with several initiatives.

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.

WDIY News with James Johnson welcomes back Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network for a COVID-19 update including Pfizer's recent EUA approval on vaccinations for 12 - 15 year olds, the SLUHN COVID Recovery Clinic dedicated to the treatment of "long-haulers," plus the health network's 250,000th vaccine shot administered in April, and St. Luke's recently being named among the Top 15 health systems nationwide.

PPL Center and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms | WDIY Sports

May 11, 2021

Kenneth Mazzaro with WDIY Sports invites Gunnar Fox, PPL Center General Manager and Chris Porecca, Lehigh Valley Phantoms Executive Vice President to talk about how the team and staff have weathered the pandemic by adapting the PPL Center for the safe return of hockey fans for the few remaining games in a challenging, yet rewarding season.

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