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WDIY News strives to engage our listeners with issues, stories, and conversations that provide insight and depth about our local and regional community. Our commitment is to present accurate, unbiased reporting with Many Sources and Real Voices providing context and definition for thought. The Lehigh Valley and surrounding area have fascinating people, places, and topics and WDIY News is dedicated to bringing content you care about directly to your ears.

Easton Businesses Navigate Green Phase

Jul 29, 2020
Courtesy photo by Katja Kruppe

The Greater Easton Development Partnership Executive Director Jared Mast  joins WDIY's James Johnson for an update on Easton area businesses navigating the Green Phase of Pennsylvania's economic reopening, the recent purchase of Easton Hospital by St. Luke's Health Network, and new initiatives to boost local business.

Hotel Bethlehem Welcomes Guests Back

Jul 29, 2020
Historic Hotels of America

WDIY's James Johnson invites Bruce Haines, managing partner for the Hotel Bethlehem, to update our listeners on how the hotel is welcoming back guests in PA's Green Phase of reopening with safety precautions, adjusting to a virtual Musikfest and new projects on the horizon.

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

Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Jeffrey Jahre gives WDIY a check up on COVID-19 including best practices, possible Lehigh Valley surge fears, PPE supplies and testing, school reopenings and Dr. Jahre's journey with medicine and infectious disease.


Voices of Protest, Prayer & Promise Pt. 4

Jul 24, 2020
Magdalena Ksepka

WDIY News continues its series documenting the protests, prayers, and candlelight vigils that have taken place in the Lehigh Valley in response to the murder of George Floyd. This feature includes recordings and photos from the Resurrected Life Community Church in Allentown on 9th and Turner streets.


Voices of Protest, Prayer & Promise Pt. 3

Jul 24, 2020
Magdalena Ksepka

WDIY News continues its series documenting the protests, prayers, and candlelight vigils that have taken place in the Lehigh Valley in response to the murder of George Floyd. This feature includes recordings and photos from Black Lives Matter Lehigh Valley's Juneteenth event in Allentown and Pennsylvania Stands Up's delayed Juneteenth event in Allentown.


APD Chief Glenn Granitz, Jr. Reacts to Viral Video

Jul 22, 2020
City of Allentown

The national spotlight recently focused on the Lehigh Valley where an incident involving an Allentown Police Department officer restraining Edward Borrero was caught on a 23-second edited viral video. WDIY News reached out to APD Chief Glenn Granitz, Jr. to provide insight into current police policies, clarify the conclusions of the recent investigation, and what his next steps are in his community policing goals.

Voices of Protest, Prayer & Promise Pt. 2

Jul 21, 2020
Magdalena Ksepka

WDIY News continues its series documenting the protests, prayers, and candlelight vigils that have taken place in the Lehigh Valley in response to the murder of George Floyd. This feature includes recordings and photos from the Juneteenth gathering at 7th and Hamilton streets in Allentown.

Voices of Protest, Prayer & Promise Pt. 1

Jul 15, 2020
Magdalena Ksepka

Over the last six weeks, the nation has reacted to the murder of George Floyd with protests, prayers, and candlelight vigils. With little interruption, WDIY News presents a listen to the voices at recent Lehigh Valley gatherings. This feature includes selections from Easton's Black Lives Matter protest at Centre Square and Bethlehem's prayer gathering at Payrow Plaza.

City of Allentown

The U.S. Census every 10 years is important for every resident of the Lehigh Valley. The Director of Economic and Community Development for Allentown, Leonard Lightner, sat down with WDIY to give insight into the importance of Allentown's efforts despite the pandemic.


Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar
Commonwealth Media Services

The coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges to recent elections. WDIY's James Johnson spoke with Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar about the primary results, voter turnout, logistical challenges, and more.

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