WDIY Headlines

Dr. Kate Richmond on LV Discourse

Aug 29, 2018

John Pearce welcomes guest Dr. Kate Richmond, Associate Professor of Psychology at Muhlenberg College, to discuss her experiences teaching and researching topics concerning women and gender issues. They touch on feminism, classes with incarcerated young people, gender issues, and more. 

Dr. Richmond is the author of 'The Psychology of Women & Gender', set for a 2019 publication.

  (Original air-date: 8/22/2018)

Dr. Steven Weintraub on Take Charge of Your Life

Aug 28, 2018

Eleanor Bobrow discusses planning trips abroad. Her guest is Dr. Steven Weintraub , Professor of Mathematics at Lehigh University , who recently organized a Mathematics Conference in Shanghai, China. 

Eleanor and Dr. Weintraub explore Dr. Weintraub’s impressions of Chinese culture and economical and technical development. 

(Original air-date: 08/13/18)

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes guest Donald Miles to discuss our national parks and the threats they face in the current political climate. Listeners may recognize Don's voice as one of WDIY's local hosts for All Things Considered on Fridays.

Don is also a semi-retired land use and environmental law attorney as well as being very active in the Sierra Club at the local, state, and national level.

(Original air-date: 08/06/2018)

Alan Jennings discusses the current state of the Lehigh Valley's economy with guests Tony Iannelli, president and CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Gregg Potter, president of the Lehigh Valley Labor Council and senior labor relations consultant for Capital BlueCross.

They discuss a variety of issues including unions, the state of the Valley's downtowns, wages, and more.

(Original air-date: 08/09/18) 

The August edition of the Inside Dish has Michael Drabenstott welcome Adnan Haddad to the show.

Adnan is a member of the family that owns and operates Lazeez Fresh Mediterranean Grill in South Whitehall Township in the Tilghman Square Shopping Center. 

(Original air-date: 08/06/2018) 

Interview: Bakithi Kumalo on The Blend

Aug 25, 2018

South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo, Paul Simon's long time bassist since the recording in South Africa of Paul Simon's classic 'Graceland' album, joins host Scott Sherk in the studio. 

They discuss Bakithi's upcoming performance with the All-Star Graceland Tribute Band happening Saturday, September 1, at the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks, and about Bakithi's long association with Paul Simon.

(Original air-date: 8/21/2018)

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith discusses highlights of the first half of Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center's 2018/19 season with Artistic Director Deborah Sacarakis.

Upcoming events include a free presentation from novelist and writing teacher Marita Golden, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, the Ultimate Queen Celebration, and more. A full list of upcoming events is available at Zoellner Arts Center's website.

(Original air-date: 8/20/2018)

At the Movies: Crazy Rich Asians

Aug 23, 2018
Center for Asian American Media, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the romantic comedy which has become the surprise summer hit of 2018.

'Crazy Rich Asians', based on a trilogy of novels by Kevin Kwan, gives the movie-goer a glimpse into the lifestyles of the Asian rich and famous. Henry Golding and Constance Wu star with supporting performances by Michelle Yeoh, Nico Santos, Ken Jeong and Nora Lum, aka Awkwafina.  (Original air-date: 8/20/2018) 

Laurie Siebert discusses the elements of financial planning. She also takes listener questions live on the air.

(Original air-date: 8/22/2018)

WDIY Studio Session: American Trappist

Aug 22, 2018

WDIY's Musikfest 2018 features continued with a live interview and acoustic perfromance from Joe Michelini of Philadelphia indie rock band American Trappist. 

Michelini previewed his Musikfest show later that night where he appeared for an acoustic solo American Trappist set.

(Original air-date: 8/9/2018)