COVID-19

Host Alan Jennings welcomes heir apparent Dawn Godshall, the new Executive Director of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, starting June 1st. Then Alan talks with U.S. Senator Bob Casey about the new stimulus and upcoming infrastructure bills, partisanship and his recent committee assignment.

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.

Alan Jennings continues the discussion on COVID'19s impact on the Lehigh Valley with guests Vicky Kistler, Director of the Allentown Health Bureau, Dr. Brian Nester, President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Jared Mast, Executive Director of Easton's GEDP. 

Sarit Laschinsky

A new state initiative aims to help Pennsylvania workers with partial college degrees. Acting PA Secretary of Labor Jennifer Berrier announced the "Near Completers" program on Monday during a visit to Lehigh Carbon Community College. WDIY News' Sarit Laschinsky reports on the program's push for job training and reskilling.

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 Prathysha Kothare tackles the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and minority groups, with regards to employment and workplace equality in the Lehigh Valley with Danielle Joseph, Executive Vice President of Business and Diversity Councils at the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. Tim Kelsey, Co-Director for the Center of Community and Economic Development at Penn State University.

WDIY News welcomes back Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network for another coronavirus update on the facts surrounding recent COVID-19 variants, vaccine distributions, staying vigilant, and double-masking. 

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WDIY’s Sarit Laschinsky speaks with Vicky Kistler, Director of the Allentown Health Bureau, and Kristen Wenrich, Director of the Bethlehem Health Bureau about the status of ongoing COVID-19 vaccine rollouts in the Lehigh Valley, vaccine shortages and other challenges, and efforts being made by both bureaus to ensure an equitable immunization distribution to all communities.

WDIY's Marcie Lightwood explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected child abuse through conversations with officials from Lehigh County, Northampton County, and the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance.

Host Rayna Malhotra takes an exclusive look into two Lehigh Valley companies that are doing their part in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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