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* Oct. 6 - 22 | 8:00 pm
Lyrics and book by Marsha Norman, music by Lucy Simon based on the beloved Victorian classic The Secret Garden, this Tony award-winning musical version has been entrancing audiences since its premiere in 1991.
* Friday, Oct. 13 | 8:00 pm
Sō Percussion - From Out a Darker Sea
With its expansive sonic imagination and innovative productions, Sō Percussion has redefined the scope of the modern percussion ensemble. From Out a Darker Sea is inspired by the denizens of Seaham, England, a coastal town that has struggled to reinvent itself after the crushing loss of its mining industry. Integrating art, narrative, photography, film, and an original musical soundscape performed live, Sō Percussion captures the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline and determined to forge a new identity.
* Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 7:30 am
Meet the Buyers Expo
A reverse trade show, supporting the small business community with networking and business education. Details and registration available online at lvmeetthebuyers.com or 610-266-6775.
For a full list of upcoming events submitted by our partners and our listeners, visit our
Host Neil Hever talks with
Pat Taggart, director of the new documentary
"Billboard Boys," which chronicles the contest of Allentown AM radio station WSAN in 1982.What started as a short-term publicity stunt to see who could live on a billboard over a busy highway the longest transformed into a nearly year-long international phenomenon.
At the Movies
: "American Made" stars Tom Cruise as Barry Seal, a TWA commercial airlines pilot, turned CIA reconnaissance pilot, turned cocaine-drugs-weapons and insurgents smuggler. The movie is based on a true story, according to the movie's opening credits. However, a web site for "American Made" states the movie is "Based on a True Lie." Whom to believe? Verifiable facts aside, "American Made" tells a fascinating story, is rip-roaring entertainment, and includes one of Tom Cruise's best-ever performances. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the Biography- Action film.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10
Host: Dina Hall
This week's show will feature archived sets from
Tom Rush ('01),
Christine Havrilla ('17), and
Patty Larkin ('99). Plus plenty of studio cuts of Godfrey's artists past, present and future.
Host: Bill Dautremont-Smith
3:30 pm, host Bill Dautremont-Smith speaks with
Matt Petrozelli, Executive Vice President and COO at
Valley National Financial Advisors, about his organization's community involvement. He will also discuss the three-way partnership between Valley National, Second Harvest Food Bank, and WDIY for the 2017 Fall Pledge Drive, which is providing 21 meals to those in need for every $100 raised by WDIY during the drive.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP®
Laurie Siebert's topic is:
"The Language of Investment.
" She is joined by
guest Timothy G. Roof, CFP
from Valley National Financial Advisors.
Laurie also takes listener questions live on the air during the program at 610-758-8810. Questions can also be submitted early at
by clicking "Contact Laurie."
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Lehigh Valley Discourse
Host: John Pearce
The Swain School in Allentown has a history dating back to 1929 and is one of the premier private schools in the Lehigh Valley. Head of School, Dr. Shannan Schuster, is in her first year at Swain and has already implemented initiatives to foster learning from pre-K through 8th grade. She tells us what's happening at Swain School and describes the three-part Parenting Education Series, open to the public.
Host: Bill Fox
Galactic Travels, Bill Fox presents hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music.
This week, the
month-long focus on projects
by Paul Vnuk, Jr. will continue. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Seed" by Ma Ja Le and James Johnson on Hypnos Records.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
Host: Dr. Kamran Afshar
Dr. Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.
Economic Pulse airs Friday at 5:44pm during NPR's
All Things Considered and Monday at 7:41am during NPR's