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WDIY presents Middle School Perspective, a new Youth Media Podcast with host Kyra Kelly, an eighth grader attending Lower Macungie Middle School. The premiere episode features a conversation with fellow student Steal Eisenhart about the pressure of gender norms and stereotypes.

On the Next Galactic Travels™ 2021-05-13

May 7, 2021
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The latest show's playlist (May 6 - show #1253) is available for your inspection. On the next Galactic Travels™, the month-long Special Focus on Argyre Planitia continues. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Opening the Gates of the Crystal Cave" on Petroglyph Music.


On this month's edition of The Inside Dish, host Michael Drabenstott welcomes Beau Baden of Sherman Street Beer Company in Allentown to discuss how his varied experience in microbrewing over the last 20 years has prepared him to open his own operation.

Michael Drabenstott chats with Samantha Younes, part of the family celebrating 40 years of Aladdin Middle Eastern Cuisine in Allentown about how the Lehigh Valley's exotic tastes have changed for the better, plus her new location for Zahra in the Bethlehem Riverport Market.

Pennsylvania's primary voting is on May 18th, so Marcie Lightwood sat down with Mary Erdman of the League of Women Voters organization here in the Lehigh Valley who recently held the 10th "Running for Local Office" workshop on how to become a political candidate here in the Valley with help from resources to the paperwork process.

WDIY Sports presents a Special Feature on Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball as Steve Aaronson chats with Media Relations Manager Mike Ventola who details how the facility has adapted with plans to reopen Coca-Cola Park safely Tuesday, May 4th for in-person games with COVID-19 precautions, policies and social distance guidelines, plus player & season prospects and more.

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WDIY 88.1 FM Galactic Travels™ Top 20 for April, 2021.

Shows #1248 to #1252; 1-April-2021 to 29-April-2021. Reported in non-ranked, alphanumeric order. Compiled by Bill Fox.

"The Sound of Metal" received six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay (Darius Marder, both categories), Best Actor (Riz Ahmed), Best Supporting Actor (Paul Raci), and Best Sound and Best Film Editing, receiving Oscars for the latter two categories. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the drama.

The advance estimate of the 1st quarter GDP is a strong 6.4% growth.

Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Karen El-Chaar talks about the importance of bird and bat habitats along with human coexistence. She speaks with members of the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society, the Save Our Swifts project in Bethlehem, and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.