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Host Silagh White is joined by ArtsQuest CEO and President Kassie Hilgert to discuss the recent stimulus package, which includes federal help for the "Save Our Stages" program

"Help Wanted" ads are on the rise...

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.

Alan Jennings continues the discussion on COVID'19s impact on the Lehigh Valley with guests Vicky Kistler, Director of the Allentown Health Bureau, Dr. Brian Nester, President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Jared Mast, Executive Director of Easton's GEDP. 

On this edition of Your Financial Choices, host Laurie Siebert's topic is: “Listener Questions – Tax & Stimulus Payments."

Sarit Laschinsky

A new state initiative aims to help Pennsylvania workers with partial college degrees. Acting PA Secretary of Labor Jennifer Berrier announced the "Near Completers" program on Monday during a visit to Lehigh Carbon Community College. WDIY News' Sarit Laschinsky reports on the program's push for job training and reskilling.

The COVID Comebacks series continues as Greg Capogna talks wine with Andy Warner of Black River Farms Winery and Spirits in Bethlehem. Hellertown Mayor David Heintzelman also joins the program to chat with Greg about the impact of COVID-19 on funeral homes, as well as the economic outlook for the borough. 

Host Kate Scuffle is joined by Zoellner Arts Center Executive Director Mark Wilson to talk about "On Stage at Home," Zoellner's first-ever virtual spring season.

“Tom and Jerry” returns the classic cartoon characters to the big screen. The live-action and animation feature film stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Michael Pena, and Ken Jeong. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the animated adventure-comedy film for WDIY.

Host Prathysha Kothare tackles the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and minority groups, with regards to employment and workplace equality in the Lehigh Valley with Danielle Joseph, Executive Vice President of Business and Diversity Councils at the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. Tim Kelsey, Co-Director for the Center of Community and Economic Development at Penn State University.

In honor of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Marcie Lightwood spotlights Roberta Meek; a local civil and women's rights leader who will lead a virtual fundraiser for LEPOCO, a peace and justice group in Bethlehem with a more than 50-year history of community activism.