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Lehigh Valley Hospitality Industry Coping with Coronavirus

May 22, 2020

James Johnson looks at the coronavirus' impact on the Lehigh Valley hospitality industry with insight from Bruce Haines, managing partner of Hotel Bethlehem, and George Paxos, founder of Paxos Restaurant Group (Torre, Melt, and blue).

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

May 21, 2020

James Johnson checks back in with Dr. Jeffrey Jahre to discuss  the declining number of new daily cases of COVID-19 at St. Luke's facilities, whether those infected with virus become immune or can potentially be reinfected, his thoughts on opening Pennsylvania businesses amidst the pandemic, and more.

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

May 13, 2020

WDIY's James Johnson speaks again with Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network for an update on St. Luke's COVID-19 testing, effective therapies, and their effort to sterilize N95 masks for front line workers.

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Host James Johnson sat down with Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar to discuss how the commonwealth's polling locations have adapted for COVID-19, the benefits of mail-in ballots, and more.

Host James Johnson talks with Dr. Stephen Tang, CEO of Bethlehem-based OraSure Technologies, about the federal contract the company received to fast track a new antigen test to diagnose coronavirus.

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Host James Johnson talks with Layne Turner, Administrator of the Lehigh Single County Authority for Drug and Alcohol, about the Blue Guardian Program that aims for treatment-based opioid intervention.

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James Johnson talks with Andrea Search, Community Outreach Director for Turning Point Lehigh Valley, about the organization's 40 years helping domestic violence victims and the added difficulties during stay-at-home orders.

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

Apr 24, 2020

Host James Johnson speaks again to Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network about the importance of contact tracing and how antibody testing will help in the coronavirus pandemic fight.

Group Providing Meals to Lehigh Valley Medical Workers

Apr 23, 2020
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WDIY's James Johnson talks to Kathy McFall from the Lehigh Valley chapter of FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group). The non-profit organization is providing meals to front line healthcare professionals and first responders.


James Johnson talks with Richard Orlemann, Lehigh County Deputy Mental Health Administrator, and Lisa Cozzi, Lehigh County Crisis Unit Director, about the county's efforts to provide resources to those with mental illness and intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak.