April 5 - 11, 2021
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Program Highlights
Host: Marcie Lightwood
Monday at 5:44 p.m. during All Things Considered

Monday during All Things Considered at 5:44 pm, Marcie Lightwood interviews Nicholas Blue and Tama Tamarkin, both third-generation Holocaust survivors before Yom Ha'Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 7-8. Tama describes how her feisty grandmother joined the Polish resistance effort, which was depicted in the film "Defiance" (starring Daniel Craig, above). Nick will also talk about how the Kindertransport rescued Jewish children from Germany and sent them to England, where his grandparents met and married.
Host: Michael Drabenstott
Monday, 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Michael Drabenstott welcomes Susan Collins of Café Santosha in Trexlertown, which focuses on organic, small-batch, locally-sourced dishes. Next, Michael talks spirits with Russell Fletcher, CEO and Master Distiller of Mishka Premium Vodka in Allentown. 
Host: Paul Willistein
Monday, 6:25 - 6:30 p.m. during The Inside Dish

“Minari” is nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Writer-director Lee Isaac Chung based the film on his upbringing on a farm in Arkansas by his parents who were Korean immigrants. The film boasts an Oscar-nominated actor performance by Steven Yuen and an Oscar-nominated supporting actress performance by Yuh-Jung Youn. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the drama.
Host: Greg Capogna
Monday, 6:30 - 7 p.m.

WDIY is pleased to premiere Plan Lehigh Valley, hosted by Greg Capogna and featuring Becky Bradley, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC). They welcome Matt Assad, Managing Editor of the LVPC to talk about the importance of future development and regional planning to preserving the identity of the Lehigh Valley.
Host: Steve Aaronson
Monday, 7 - 9 p.m.

It's the beginning of April and time for the annual Tomfoolery program. The theme is humor and featured artists will artists include Tom Lehrer, Tom Smothers, Tom Paxton, and Tom Rush. Some surprises will be included as well.
Host: Bill Dautremont-Smith
Monday, 9 - 11 p.m.

For tonight's first Monday of the month "Decades" theme, host Rob Reagan has tunes from Johnny Griffin ('91) , Miroslav Vituous ('81), and Joe Lovano ('01). Add to the program vocalists Ben Sidran, Cassandra Wilson, and Roseanna Vitro, plus a tune for tenorman Sonny Rollins by pianist Fred Hersch, as well as Sonny himself from the 1950's...all this and more!
Host: Steve Capwell
Monday, 11 p.m. - Tuesday, 1 a.m.

Fuzzy and Capwell completely flaked on last week's post. Mea Culpa. On the Blues Cruise this week they have Delta slide guitar players, blues maniacs, late 1940s R&B, Bo Diddley, Slim Harpo, as close as we will get to Passover this year with Slim Gaillard, and Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers to take us home. Voot.
Host: Scott Sherk
Tuesday, 1 - 4 p.m.

Tuesday's Blend will feature new music from Muzz, Low Cut Connie, and the Mountain Goats with Sarah Vaughn, Duke Ellington, and Dusty Springfield mixed in. A special feature is a cut from Michael Stipe's (REM) sister's obscure band, Oh-OK.
Host: James Johnson
Tuesday at at 5:44 p.m. during All Things Considered

WDIY News welcome back Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network for the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic including good news with vaccines, bad news with cases, how to stay vigilant and safe, and what the future months ahead may bring. Listen Tuesday and Wednesday during All Things Considered at 5:44 pm for this two-part episode.
Hosts: Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield
Tuesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

This week's show: The View from Everywhere

The trial of the former police officer charged in the death of George Floyd has been broadcasting live recently. This week, we examine what effect the cameras in the court can have on the verdict and on us, watching from home. Plus, how striving for the appearance of journalistic “objectivity” can make newsrooms less diverse, and how trauma informs journalism.
Host: Dave Fry
Tuesday, 7 - 9 p.m.

This week's show features Cassie and Maggie MacDonald ('15), Pierre Bensusan ('10), Roy Book Binder ('18), Susan Werner ('16), John Herald Band ('86), John Renbourne ('91), Tom Rush ('01), David Olney ('00) and more. Featured CD is Thomm Jutz's Grammy-nominated To Live in Two Worlds.
Host: James Johnson
Wednesday at 5:44 p.m. during All Things Considered

Hear part two of the WDIY News interview with Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network.
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP®
Wednesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

Laurie Siebert welcomes guest Bill Henderson, Head of Investments at Valley National Financial Advisors, to discuss responsible investing, ESG and first quarter insights. Laurie and Bill take your questions live on the air at 610-758-8810, or address those submitted via yourfinancialchoices.com.
Host: Alan Jennings
Thursday, 6 - 7 p.m.

Host Alan Jennings welcomes U.S. Senator Bob Casey to discuss the new stimulus and infrastructure bills, along with the COVID-19 vaccination response in our state and how he plans to utilize his committee assignments to serve not only Pennsylvania, but our nation as a whole.
Host: Bill Fox
Thursday, 11 p.m. - Friday, 1 a.m.

The Special Focus for April is Modulator ESP a.k.a. Jez Creek from Nottingham in the UK. Modulator ESP's music has been described as "vintage synth overload to propel you into the outer reaches of the cosmos."
On the next Galactic Travels™, the month-long focus on Modulator ESP continues. The Featured CD at Midnight will be The Drone Out of Space. You will also hear new music by Guy-Lian on Groove Unlimited, by DASK on SynGate, and by Bridge to Imla.

The most recent playlist is available at http://galactictravels.info/playlists/2021/210401.html
Host: Manoush Zomorodi
Friday, 6 - 7 p.m.

This week's show: The Life Cycles of Cities

Cities are never static; they can transform in months, years, or centuries. This hour, TED speakers explore how today's cities are informed by the past, and how they'll need to evolve for the future. Featuring: Alyssa Loorya, Marwa Al-Saboun, Kotchakorn Voraakhom, and Rahul Mehrotra.
Host: Ophira Eisenberg
Saturday, 10 - 11 a.m.

This week's show: Alfonso Ribeiro -- Jokes About Butts and Mild Transgressions

Comedians Demi Adejuyigbe and Gabe Gundacker rise to the occasion in a game about bread. Alfonso Ribeiro (AFV) talks about the Carlton dance. Alex Moffat (SNL) and Jen Spyra learn about baby animals.
Host: Steve Aaronson and Rosalie Viscomi
Sunday, 5 - 7 p.m.

Early in the program, the April birthdays of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington will be celebrated. A variety of artists, including Les Paul. will follow -- and Steve's Moments to Remember segment will complete the program.
Host: Bill Rudman
Sunday, 9 - 10 p.m.

This week's show: Familiar Voices -- TV Stars in Musicals

Jerry Orbach, Martin Short, Carol Burnett, Jason Alexander, Bebe Neuwirth, Lucille Ball, Brent Spiner and Alan Alda are among the many TV stars whose work on Broadway is worth celebrating.
WDIY's Spring Membership Drive's Pre-Drive Campaign Is Live
Next Monday, WDIY will begin our on-air Spring Membership Drive. If you are able contribute, please consider giving a membership gift early to our Pre-Drive Campaign. You will be helping us kick off the drive in the most financially secure way, allowing us to meet our goal faster and wrap up the drive as quickly as possible.
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Virtual event presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley
Friday, April 9, 2021
5 p.m.
The Fine Art Galleries at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Allentown, PA
Saturday, April 10, 2021
7 p.m.
Livestream concert and conversation presented by Godfrey Daniels
On view now through
May 2, 2021
Allentown Art Museum
Allentown, PA