Greater Lehigh Valley

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.

Host Greg Capogna welcomes Pennsylvania State Senator Lisa Boscola as well as the Lehigh Valley Chamber's CEO and Executive Vice President Frank Facchiano to discuss important issues before the senate affecting the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania including election reform, redistricting, grant funding, and more.



Economic Pulse: Week of 1/24/20

Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Laurie Nelson & Susan Worobec | On Every Main Street

Jan 27, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Greg Capogna talks with guests Laurie Nelson, SVP of Easton and Phillipsburg Initiatives at the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber, and Susan Worobec, Vice President of Unity Bank and past Chair of the Forks Business Association.

The Morning Call

Greg Capogna welcomes Alan Jennings to the microphone at WDIY, this time as a guest instead of a host, to talk about his new book “The Pursuit of Fairness: Fighting for What’s Right in a World That’s So Wrong."