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Silagh White hosts a program highlighting dance at Cedar Crest College's Performing Arts Department. She welcomes Sarah Carlson, Artistic Director of the virtual Spring Dance Showcase, Saturday April 17th and Toni Byers-Parades, Co-Faculty Director for the new mixed-media livestream piece “Factor,” premiering April 24th.

The COVID Comebacks series continues as Greg Capogna talks with Rhonda Bastian of Sail Away Events and Travel about the complexities of vacationing after vaccination. Then, David Fagerstrom, CEO of the Greater Valley YMCA talks about what the YMCA does for our community.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 8% in the first quarter of 2021. 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.

In recognition of Yom Ha’Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Marcie Lightwood interviews Nicholas Blue and Tama Tamarkin, both third-generation Holocaust survivors.

“Minari” is nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Writer-director Lee Isaac Chung based the film on his upbringing on a farm in Arkansas by his parents who were Korean immigrants. The film boasts an Oscar-nominated actor performance by Steven Yeun and an Oscar-nominated supporting actress performance by Youn Yuh-jung. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the drama.

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.

For the April 2021 edition of The Inside Dish, host Michael Drabenstott talks spirits with Russell Fletcher, CEO and Master Distiller of Mishka Premium Vodka in Allentown. 

For the April 2021 edition of The Inside Dish, host Michael Drabenstott welcomes Sarah Collins of Café Santosha in Trexlertown, which focuses on organic, small-batch, locally-sourced dishes. 

WDIY is pleased to premiere Plan Lehigh Valley, hosted by Greg Capogna and featuring Becky Bradley, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC). On this inaugural episode, they welcome Matt Assad, Managing Editor of the LVPC to talk about the importance of future development and regional planning to preserving the identity of the Lehigh Valley.

Payroll employment rose by close to a million jobs in March.

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.

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