February 22 - 28, 2021
Program Highlights
Host: Sarit Laschinsky
Monday, 5:44 p.m.

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.
Host: Silagh White
Monday, 6 - 6:30 p.m.

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.
Host: Paul Willistein
Monday, 6:25 - 6:30 p.m. during Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

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 for Black History Month, or any month. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the biography-drama.
Hosts: Greg Capogna and Edward Meehan
Monday, 6:30 - 7 p.m.

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. 
Host: Rob Reagan
Monday, 9 - 11 p.m.

This week's show features a tribute to the recently-passed jazz great, Chick Corea, in the opening hour. The second hour offers songs from Andy James, JD Walter, and Renee Rosnes, as well as big band vocals, courtesy of the Brian Setzer Orchesta, and Kurt Elling with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, plus Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band.
Host: Steve Capwell
Monday, 11 p.m. - Tuesday, 1 a.m.

LeRoy Carr will carry water for the elephants, The Great Gates informs us that love is a mistake, and Charlie Musselwhite does the Cha Cha. All this, plus Barrett Strong, Solomon Burke, and a hymn at the end. Voot!
Host: Scott Sherk
Tuesday, 1 - 4 p.m.

Tuesday's Blend will be an eclectic mix of the old and new ranging from new work from Paul McCartney, Waxahaatchee, Steve Earle and Muzz to resurrecting old work from Levon Helm, The Velvet Underground, The Flying Lizards and even the Waitresses. Like oil and water, everything blends together when stirred!
Hosts: Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield
Tuesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

This week's show: No Silver Bullets

In a reversal of the past four years, President Biden has vowed to take on the violent threat posed by the far-right. But how? On this week’s On the Media, a look at the techniques and tactics used to undermine extremism, here and abroad.
Host: Dave Fry
Tuesday, 7 - 9 p.m.

This week's show features archived sets from David Olney ('00), Craig Thatcher and Nyke Van Wyk ('20), Dan Hicks ('80), Blackwater ('16), Zen for Primates ('01), Red Clay Ramblers ('85), Jack McGann and His Swing Band ('76), and more. Ellis Paul's new album Traveling Medicine Show Vol. 1 is this week's feature.
Host: John Dodds
Tuesday, 9 - 11 p.m.

On this week's Doodlin, John Dodds features the new album from Cory Weeds celebrating 20 years of the Cellar Music Group of artists. Also featured are albums from he new Robert Glasper-led collective, R+R=Now, Joe Lovano and His Trio Tapestry, John Lang, and many more.
Host: Doug Ashby
Tuesday, 11 p.m. - Wednesday 1 a.m.

Roots After Hours this week wraps up our Black History Month celebration with the blues. Little Walter, Charlie Patton, Big Maceo, and many more from the masters of the blues. Mississippi, Chicago, the roots of modern popular music start here!
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP®
Wednesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

Laurie Siebert will continue the tax filing topics and discuss: “Deciphering the tax documents" Laurie will take questions during the live show at 610-758-8810. Listeners can also submit questions online any time in advance via yourfinancialchoices.com.
Host: John Pearce
Thursday, 6 - 7 p.m.

John Pearce welcomes guest Dr. Kimberly Blockett, Associate Professor of English at Penn State – Brandywine, who shares the unique and fascinating story of an African American woman preacher of the 19th century, Mrs. Zilpha Elaw.

Later, John is joined by Glenn Pearce, Director of Policy and Programs with Sustainable Energy for All in Vienna, Austria who shares initiatives for a more livable planet and how international banks, private foundations, and governments can help in their roles.
Host: Bill Fox
Thursday, 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Returning from a bout with COVID-19, host Bill Fox will use February to complete the Special Focus for January, Jim Ottaway. Hailing from Australia, Jim is an international award-winning composer, producer, and recording artist of original instrumental music for albums, film, and television.

This week's Featured CD at Midnight will be Jim Ottaway's When Eternity Touches Time.

The latest show's playlist (February 18 - show #1242) is available for your inspection.
Host: Manoush Zomorodi
Friday, 6 - 7 p.m.

This week's show: The Gratitude Chain

When A.J. Jacobs set out to thank everyone who made his morning cup of coffee, he realized the chain of thank-you's was endless. This hour, Jacobs shares ideas on gratitude — and how to make it count.
Host: Ophira Eisenberg
Saturday, 10 - 11 a.m.

This week's show: Kyra Sedgwick — Empty Nest, Barn Full of Goats

Kyra Sedgwick chats about Call Your Mother and knows her G.O.A.T. goats. Late Night with Seth Meyers writers Jeff Wright, Ben Warheit and Save Yourselves! actors Sunita Mani and John Reynolds stop by.
Hosts: Neil and Shelly Hever
Saturday, 7 - 8 p.m.

The focus on iconic Black performers of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s continues this week in honor of Black History Month.
Host: Bill Rudman
Sunday, 9 - 10 p.m.

This week's show: Metaphorically Speaking

We take a listen to what our most imaginative songwriters can do with metaphors and similes -- for example, comparing a woman in love to a brass band, or concluding that life is a cabaret.
Latest Features from WDIY
Features from WDIY Partners
Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 7 p.m.
Presented over Facebook and YouTube
Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Presented over livestream with on-demand viewing available after the premiere
On view now through
May 2, 2021
Allentown Art Museum | Allentown, PA
On view now through
March 7, 2021
National Museum of Industrial History | Bethlehem, PA