Bethlehem

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!

Host Silagh White welcomes Godfrey Daniels' Managing Director Ramona Murray, along with founder and archivist Dave Fry. Godfrey Daniels, long-time partner with WDIY, is a listening room in South Bethlehem. Join us as we visit with these two local music legends and celebrate 45 years of community music-making.

Missy Hartney stands in front of a mural on Bethlehem's SouthSide.
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Kate Scuffle welcomes Missy Hartney, Main Street Manager of Bethlehem's SouthSide Arts District, to talk about the SouthSide's new Urban Arts Trail, the April 2nd First Friday Urban Arts Trail celebration and ribbon-cutting, as well as the new projects and programs in the area.

Bethlehem Food Co-Op

Bethlehem will soon welcome a new community-owned grocery store into a northside neighborhood. The  achievement is more than a decade in the making for the Bethlehem Food Co-Op, a collection of over 800 member households. WDIY News' Sarit Laschinsky reports.

The COVID Comebacks series continues as Greg Capogna talks wine with Andy Warner of Black River Farms Winery and Spirits in Bethlehem. Hellertown Mayor David Heintzelman also joins the program to chat with Greg about the impact of COVID-19 on funeral homes, as well as the economic outlook for the borough. 

Host Michael Drabenstott welcomes Tim Balshi, owner of Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom in downtown Bethlehem, who talks about how high-quality extra-virgin olive oil is made and the qualities that make it special.

Greg Capogna continues the COVID Comebacks series with Gregory Kuhn of Omega Protective Services in Bethlehem; Kathy Purcell, Director of Music Therapy Associates in Whitehall; and Keith Keffer, Head Instructor of Action Karate in Whitehall.

Bowery Farming

Host Greg Capogna, in a Lehigh Valley exclusive, sits down with Irving Fain, CEO and Founder of Bowery Farming, and Dennis Davin, Secretary of Pennsylvania's Department of Community and Economic Development, to discuss Bowery coming to Bethlehem, vertical farming, sustainable agriculture, the environment and jobs for the Lehigh Valley.

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Kate Scuffle looks at how Bethlehem is continuing its tradition as the Christmas City during the holidays despite the pandemic. Guest Carly Cheponis, Marketing Coordinator with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, discusses the safety-minded mix of beloved traditions and new innovations being employed this year.

National Museum of Industrial History

Silagh White looks at the new exhibition at the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem: "Machines of Interest - The Selected Works of Stephen Mallon." Silagh talks with photographer Stephen Mallon as well as NMIH's Curator of Collections, Andria Zaia.

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