WDIY Local News

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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.

Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center

WDIY's Sarit Laschinsky invites Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, to provide a local perspective on President-Elect Joe Biden's recent nomination of Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services.

WDIY's James Johnson and Dr. Jeffrey Jahre discuss St. Luke's receiving of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the first local vaccinations and vaccine distribution to other St. Luke's locations throughout the Valley, vaccine reluctance and community reasons why.

Lehigh Valley Stands Up Protests Sen. Pat Toomey

Dec 21, 2020
Magdalena Ksepka

Sen. Pat Toomey drew sharp critcism from some Lehigh Valley residents over the weekend for a proposed last-minute amendement to the long-awaited $900 billion COVID relief package from Congress. Ashleigh Strange, organizer for civil rights group Lehigh Valley Stands Up, spoke with WDIY's James Johnson on Sunday as the group staged a roadside demonstration in Whitehall, accusing  Sen. Toomey of delaying financial relief to the area's 28,000 unemployed.

Governor Wolf / Facebook

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced new restrictions on Thursday to battle the spread of the coronavirus in the Commonwealth. The order suspends most large indoor gatherings, indoor social activities including gyms and movie theaters, indoor dining at restaurants, and youth sports, as well as outlining other impacts.

Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network gives listeners a checkup on COVID-19 with updates on the recent promising vaccine trials, the long term effects of coronavirus and complications, COVID fatigue with St. Luke's frontline workers and how to keep you and your family safe for the upcoming holidays.

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

Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network gives listeners a checkup on COVID-19 with updates on the recent surge nationally and how the Lehigh Valley is prepared, the importance of masking and the recent promising vaccine trial results.

Sarit Laschinsky explores how college student engagement may be a major factor in upcoming and future elections with Chuck Black, PA Coordinator for the Campus Vote Project, committed to removing barriers for youth and student voting.

Kyle Ropski photography by Marco Calderon

Sarit Laschinsky takes a closer look at Lehigh Valley College and University efforts to politically engage students, which could make a difference in upcoming and future elections. Featuring David Owolabi from Hawk the Vote, Lulu Kirtchuk of Lafayette Votes, and Kyle Ropski of BergVotes.

Sarit Laschinsky

WDIY provides a look into the duties and perspectives of the workers and volunteers on the ground during election day featuring Tim Benyo, Chief Clerk for Lehigh County, and Susan Keller, Judge of Elections for Lower Macungie Township, District 2.

Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network gives WDIY a checkup on COVID-19 including an in-depth look at what St. Luke's has learned about this novel coronavirus and its affects locally, the eventual vaccine rollout including the timeframe, and St. Luke's new tuition reimbursement program to retain talent here in the Lehigh Valley.