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Host John Pearce is joined by Glenn Pearce, Director of Policy and Programs with Sustainable Energy for All in Vienna, Austria, who shares environmental initiatives including what international banks, private foundations, and governments can do to help the planet.

WDIY's Top 10 Albums of January 2021

Feb 24, 2021

2021 at WDIY kicked off with some new favorites and old classics on-air for our listeners. Check out the full list below to see which artists fought their way into 2021, which ones got left behind, and who the new faces are in our monthly line-up!

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WDIY’s Sarit Laschinsky speaks with Vicky Kistler, Director of the Allentown Health Bureau, and Kristen Wenrich, Director of the Bethlehem Health Bureau about the status of ongoing COVID-19 vaccine rollouts in the Lehigh Valley, vaccine shortages and other challenges, and efforts being made by both bureaus to ensure an equitable immunization distribution to all communities.

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.

To honor Black History Month, Silagh White profiles Nate "The Mime" Moran who recently published his book The Mime Speaks, showcasing his remarkable story of struggle and why his motto is “Never Give Up.” Bathsheba Monk with Blue Heron Books in Allentown, which is publishing the book, also joins the conversation and describes the process and challenges of bringing a story like Nate's to bookshelves.

"Judas and the Black Messiah" is based on the story of an FBI informant (played by LaKeith Stanfield), who, in the late 1960s, infiltrated the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party, targeting the chapter’s leader, Fred Hampton (played by “Get Out” Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya). It’s an important movie, especially for African American History Month and recent social justice protests. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the biography-drama.

Greg Capogna and Edward Meehan of the Rider-Pool Foundation and Trust welcome Dr. Brian Nester, President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network, to talk about the social determinants of health and how they impact an entire health system from not only a patient services perspective, but a financial one as well.

On this week's edition of Your Financial Choices, Laurie Siebert takes live audience questions and discusses: “The start of tax filing season – what you need to know.”

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.

Mila Jovovich is back in a video game-based film, “Monster Hunter,” directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, with whom she teamed for the “Resident Evil” movie series. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the action-adventure fantasy film.