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Election Controversy Erupts in Allentown Part 3

Aug 21, 2020
WDIY

Part three of WDIY News' continuing story on allegations by the Enid Santiago campaign of voter fraud, suppression, and ballot tampering in the June primary for the 22nd district of the Pennsylvania State House.

Election Controversy Erupts in Allentown Part 2

Aug 20, 2020
Sarit Laschinsky

Allegations of voter fraud, suppression, and ballot tampering have been swirling around the recent primary elections for the Pennsylvania State House's 22nd District. Now some are even calling for the primary to be decertified. WDIY's James Johnson has part two of a WDIY News special feature on the election controversy. 

Enid Santiago

Allegations of voter fraud, suppression, and ballot tampering have been swirling around the recent primary election for the Pennsylvania State House's 22nd District. Now some are even calling for the primary to be decertified. WDIY News presents a special feature with James Johnson reporting on the election controversy.

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild Blasts Undermining of USPS

Aug 18, 2020
James Johnson | WDIY

Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) held a press conference Tuesday afternoon in front of the South Bethlehem Post Office. Joined by local union leaders, Rep. Wild criticized what she says is an undermining and underfunding of the Postal Service.  WDIY's James Johnson has this report.


Saara Arts

Saara Arts founder Vindya Chari talks with WDIY's Dave Pandl about the 3rd Annual Lehigh Valley India Heritage Day Festival which is being held online this year on Sunday,  August 16th.

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.

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