Greater Lehigh Valley

The month of December saw a decline in payroll employment of 140,000 jobs. Dr. Afshar warns this may be the start of a secondary recession which will create economic hardship for many through the winter.

Economic Pulse: Week of 12/4/2020

Dec 4, 2020

Despite a drop in income, personal consumption expenditures rose in October.

Author Patricia A. Schoch | LV Arts Salon

Sep 29, 2020

Host Kate Scuffle talks with writer Patricia A. Schoch, a Bethlehem native and the author of “The Prettiest House on the Block: A Revealing Look at Domestic Partner Abuse”, recently published by Blue Heron Book Works.

Economic Pulse: Week of 9/25/2020

Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Kamran Afshar looks into employment statistics after a historically sharp decline in April.

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.

Rev. Dr. Larry Pickens & Sally Handlon | LV Discourse

Jul 27, 2020

James Johnson welcomes Rev. Dr. Larry Pickens and Sally Handlon to Lehigh Valley Discourse. Rev. Pickens shares his journey with faith, his experience with systemic racism, and his perception on the recent social movements for justice and equality.  Sally Handlon brings to WDIY her personal stories on health, wellness, and diet with her first published book: Your Journey to Aging Well - Drink, Move, Eat, Sleep.

Sun Sentinel

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong recently gave some examples as to why he thinks the Lehigh Valley is in "excellent" condition, citing the retention of 3,500 jobs, 30-year budget plans, Old County Courthouse and Cedarbrook Facilities renovations, farmland preservation, and human services donations. 

Lehigh Valley Health Inspectors found 8,000 violations from 3,000 food service facilities in 2019. WDIY's James Johnson talked with Allentown Health Bureau Director Vicky Kistler about what constitutes a health violation and some of the most common violations found.

Lehigh County recently signed a partnernship with Mark43, a cloud-based public safety software company, to modernize and steamline records management for law enforcement agencies. 

Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Host Alan Jennings welcomes guest Marci Lesko, Executive Vice President of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, to discuss unmet needs in the Lehigh Valley and the issues the United Way is confronting.