WDIY News Special Feature

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  • Hosted by James Johnson

WDIY News Director James Johnson and the WDIY News Team present news features focused on the Lehigh Valley, featuring interviews with prominent politicians, business leaders, and other community members.

WDIY Sports presents a Special Feature on Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball as Steve Aaronson chats with Media Relations Manager Mike Ventola who details how the facility has adapted with plans to reopen Coca-Cola Park safely Tuesday, May 4th for in-person games with COVID-19 precautions, policies and social distance guidelines, plus player & season prospects and more.

Guillermo Lopez of the Latinx Theatre Leadership Team talks with WDIY about their partnership with Touchstone Theatre to host the Latinx Block Party. Then, Bethlehem Police Chief Michelle Kott talks about BPD recruitment and community outreach... plus her plans to try salsa dancing at the Block Party!

WDIY News welcomes back Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network for the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic including good news with vaccines, bad news with cases, business and school openings, how to stay vigilant and safe after inoculation, plus what the future months ahead may bring.

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.

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 News' Sarit Laschinsky brings you exclusive coverage of the recent Representative Roundtable on Criminal Justice held at the Life Church at St. Paul's in Allentown on August 28, 2020, featuring Rep. Peter Schweyer; Rep. Michael Schlossberg; and Rep. Jordan Harris, the Democratic Minority Whip.

Election Controversy Erupts in Allentown Part 6

Sep 4, 2020
Sarit Laschinsky

Part six of WDIY News' continuing story on the primary election controversy for the PA State House's 22nd district features incumbent Rep. Peter Schweyer discussing the election results; the accusations leveled by his challenger, Enid Santiago; and his record serving his district with current and future initiatives for the residents of Allentown.

Election Controversy Erupts in Allentown Part 5

Sep 2, 2020
Sarit Laschinsky

Part five of WDIY News' continuing story on the primary election controversy for the PA State House's 22nd district features incumbent Rep. Peter Schweyer discussing the election results; the accusations leveled by his challenger, Enid Sanitago; and his record serving the people of Allentown.

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.