Lehigh Valley

Economic Pulse: Week of 2/19/21

Feb 23, 2021

Dow Jones industrial average rose by more than 7% as the economy shrunk 3.5% in 2020. Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.


Sally Handlon invites Director Chris Hudock of the Rising Tide Loan Fund and Brett Smith, Director of Lehigh University’s Small Business Development Center to discuss the impacts of the pandemic on Lehigh Valley small businesses.

Greg Capogna along with co-hosts Edward Meehan and Ronald Dendas from the Rider-Pool Foundation and Trust talk about the Collective Impact Fellowship, the importance of Social Determinants of Health, and how it factors into the well-being of all residents in the Lehigh Valley.

The Lehigh Valley has recovered 7 out of every 10 jobs it lost last spring. Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.

John Pearce and co-host Francisco review 2020 In Memoriam with tributes to notable Lehigh Valley residents; athletes; stars of stage, TV, and screen; musicians; authors; and more.

Daniel Roebuck / A Channel of Peace

Get an exclusive look behind the scenes with Dan Roebuck and A Channel of Peace's movie, Lucky Louie. Filmed in the fall throughout the Lehigh Valley, host James Johnson talks with the stars, crew, and Dan about the movie and the challenges of completing the production during a pandemic.

Consumer sentiment posted a surprising increase in early December. Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.

Host Sally Handlon welcomes Anne Corley Baum, Lehigh Valley business leader and author of the book series Small Mistakes, BIG Consequences to talk about the different personalities one might encounter on the job and in life, as well as Baum's journey to become an author.

Economic Pulse: Week of 12/11/20

Dec 15, 2020

The Lehigh Valley's economy grew by 3.4 percent in 2019. Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.

WDIY's Greg Capogna and co-host Edward Meehan welcome back Ronald Dendas of the Rider-Pool Foundation and Trust for a roundtable discussion on healthcare in the Lehigh Valley with tonight's episode focusing on determinants of health and social infrastructure.

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