April 16 - 22, 2018

I hope you enjoyed the wonderful spring weather this weekend. Today we kick off the second week of our 2018 Spring Pledge Drive, and we have our eyes on the end of the drive. Thanks to all of the members who have contributed so far, we are in position to wrap up the drive this week! 

If you have received a letter or email asking you to renew your membership, please support WDIY today. Call 610-758-8810 between 6 AM and 9 PM during the week or you can make a secure online donation here anytime.

When you give now to WDIY, you will also be helping to provide books to children in our area who need them the most. WDIY has partnered with Cops 'n' Kids Lehigh Valley and the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown to provide 3 books to children for every $100 we raise during the Spring Pledge Drive.

So far during the drive, our members have triggered a donation providing over 900 books! 
Will you join us and help us wrap up our 2018 Spring Pledge Drive this week?

Happy listening,

Shamus McGroggan
Membership & Development Manager 
Sponsored Shows 

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy:
Emerson, Lake & 
Palmer Lives On
* April 18 | 7:30 pm

Fred Hersch Trio
* April 18 | 8:00 pm
Dance Emerge 2018:
Student Choreographed Dance Concert
Presented by the Muhlenberg College Theatre & Dance Department
* April 18-21 | 8:00 pm
SouthSide Music
and Arts Festival
Presented by ArtsQuest
* April 20-21 | 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Jazz Upstairs with Dave Liebman & Bobby Avey
* April 20 | 7:30 pm

LU Jazz Orchestra, Ensemble, Funk Band & Combo
* April 20 | 8:00 pm

Presented by Jim Thorpe Artist Musicians Series

* April 20 | 8 :00 pm

Mark Padmore / Paul Lewis:
* April 21 | 8:00 pm

A Promise of Harmony
Presented by Concord Chamber Singers
* April 21 | 8 :00 pm

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Program Highlights
6:00 - 6:30 pm: Lehigh Valley Arts Salon
Host: Paul Willistein, George VanDoren Follow us on Twitter 
Paul Willistein and George VanDoren welcome the three winners of the 2018 Student Poetry Project to read their poems live on the air.
At the Movies
"A Quiet Place" is a minimalist horror movie. It's actually more of a suspense-thriller. Oh, there will be beasts. But you only glimpse them until ... well, that would be a spoiler for you. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic 2020 when creatures rule and are having humanity over for brunch. "A Quiet Place" stars Emily Blunt, wife of the movie's director, John Krasinski. Blunt and Krasinski play wife and husband who must protect their boy and girl (who is deaf) from the monsters, who use sound to hunt their prey. That's why the family communicates in American Sign Language.  Paul Willistein  of the  Lehigh Valley Press  reviews the horror movie.  
6:30 - 7:00 pm: Take Charge of Your Life 
Host: Eleanor Bobrow
Tonight, we talk about loss - the loss of a loved one, a family member, a child or a parent . How do we cope with our grief?

Eleanor's guest this evening is Kenneth J. Doka, author of Grief Is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss. Dr. Doka is a licensed mental health counselor and a professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of the College of New Rochelle. Dr. Doka is also senior consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America and an ordained Lutheran minister.
7:00 - 9:00 pm: Milestones 
Host: Robert Reagan
Join host Rob Reagan as he features several jazz artists performing at Lehigh Valley venues. The first hour will have an interview with pianist Fred Hersch, who will bring his trio to Lafayette College's Williams Center on April 18.

The second hour will offer selections from saxophonist Dave Liebman and pianist Bobby Avey, who will perform as a duo at Miller Symphony Hall's "Jazz Upstairs" on April 20, and also South African legend, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, who plays with his group Ekaya and guest trumpeter, Freddie Hendrix, at Lehigh University's Zoellner Center on April 24.

7:00 - 9:00 pm: Live from Godfrey Daniels 
Host: Dina Hall Follow us on Twitter
During this week's pledge drive, Dina will feature archived music from over the years. Plus plenty of studio cuts of Godfrey's artists past, present, and future.

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Your Financial Choices

Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP® Follow us on Twitter

Enjoy a program from the Your Financial Choices archives. 

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Lehigh Valley Discourse  
Host: Sally Handlon
Listen this week for a conversation on our growing Lehigh Valley Hispanic community with Jose Antonio Ortiz, entrepreneur, TV producer/host, and actor. Ortiz and host Sally Handlon discuss the growth of this segment and cultural nuances which the business community needs to understand when marketing to this community.
11:00 pm - 1:00 am: Galactic Travels
Host: Bill Fox Follow us on Twitter 

On  Galactic Travels , Bill Fox presents hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music.
This week, Bill will continue his month-long focus on Dan Pound. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Life Giving" on PoundSounds. You will also hear new music by Jeff Greinke.


9:00 am - 12:00 pm:  WDIY Classics
Host: Karen El-Chaar

Spring is here and concerts abound. At 10:00 am Lehigh University Philharmonic director Eugene Albelescu, and at 11:00 am, Camerata Singers director Dr. Allan Birney join host Karen El-Chaar for previews of upcoming performances.
Host: Dr. Kamran Afshar Follow us on Twitter

Dr. Afshar will present a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.