March 1 - 7, 2021
Program Highlights
Host: Marcie Lightwood
Monday, 5:44 p.m.

WDIY News' Marcie Lightwood explores the international group GreenFaith, whose March 11 event "Sacred People, Sacred Earth" draws attention to bold, new climate justice actions carried out by people of diverse religions around the world, including here in the Lehigh Valley.

She is joined by Rev. Fletcher Harper, Episcopal priest and the Executive Director of GreenFaith, Rev. Dr. Pamela Payne, Rabbi Michael Singer, and Matilda Kitabwalla, who discusses how their faiths’ activism can motivate others to care for the Earth.
Host: Michael Drabenstott
Monday, 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Michael Drabenstott dives into the latest dessert craze with Sean Darby of Khanisa's Pudding in Easton and then speaks with Kim Kmetz, Main Street Manager of the Easton Main Street Initiative who shares an update on the Easton food scene with the initiatives that have helped area small businesses through the pandemic and upcoming programs and events to check out and support.
Host: Paul Willistein
Monday, 6:25 - 6:30 p.m. during The Inside Dish

Nomadland is an award-winning and critically-acclaimed hybrid documentary and narrative-fiction film about Americans who’ve chosen to live and travel in RVs in the American west. Frances McDormand stars as a widow and displaced worker who takes to the highway in her van. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the drama. “Nomadland” received Golden Globes for best picture and best director. (Chloé Zhao).

Hosts: Greg Capogna and Edward Meehan
Monday, 6:30 - 7 p.m.

Greg Capogna sits down with Jessica O’Donnell and Kylie Adams to learn more about the ongoing assistance being provided by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce to help businesses during the time of COVID-19. We then travel to Walnutport to speak with Vickie Ash who operates the Berlinsville hotel restaurant. Finally, Greg chats with Catherine and Mark Muszynski, owners of Curious Goods at The Bake Oven Inn in Germansville to learn about their farm-to-table restaurant.
Host: Steve Aaronson
Monday, 7 - 9 p.m.

Tonight's program celebrates the contributions made by African American artists to folk's Golden Age. Featured artists will include Leadbelly, Richie Havens, Joe and Eddie, Odetta, and Mississippi John Hurt.
Host: Rob Reagan
Monday, 9 - 11 p.m.

For the first Monday of the month "Decades" theme, host Rob Reagan goes from saxophonist Dexter Gordon ('81) to drummer Ralph Peterson ('91), bassist Dave Holland ('01), and local pianist Skip Wilkins ('11); plus, a Cole Porter songbook set, a few piano trios, and the Maria Schneider Orchestra with the late pianist Frank Kimbrough.
Host: Steve Capwell
Monday, 11 p.m. - Tuesday, 1 a.m.

Capwell and Fuzzy march into your ears with pre-war blues from Henry Thomas, Ida Cox, and Montana Taylor; electric blues from Eddie Turner, Ted Turner, and John Lee Hooker; plus, soul from Nathaniel Meyer and Spider Turner.

As Monday morphs into Tuesday, Capwell and Fuzzy devote the second hour to 50 years of songs from Gamble and Huff and their great label, The Sounds of Philadelphia! You can sing along, dance along, or sit there and lament your past youth. Heart break by the pound, this week on the Blues Cruise.
Host: Bill Dautremont-Smith
Tuesday, 1 - 4 p.m.

March is Women's History Month and while The Blend always includes lots of women, host Bill Dautremont-Smith will bring you a special super abundance of women performers this afternoon. In addition to the expected vocalists and songwriters, they'll be musicians across a wide range of instruments and styles, all with creative contributions that have captured Bill's attention over the decades.
Host: Sarit Laschinsky
A three-part series airing Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
at 5:44 p.m.

WDIY News welcomes back Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network for another coronavirus update on the facts surrounding recent COVID-19 variants, vaccine distributions, double-masking, and staying vigilant. Listen to this three-part series Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:44 pm during All Things Considered.
Hosts: Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield
Tuesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

This week's show: OTM Presents "La Berga"

This week, stories from a new series about the Puerto Rican experience, hosted by OTM's Alana Casanova-Burgess. Hear what that term means, how it's used, and what it represents. Also, how one of the most famous homebuilding teams in American history tried to export American suburbanism to Puerto Rico... as a bulwark against Cuban communism.
Host: Dave Fry
Tuesday, 7 - 9 p.m.

This week's show will feature a special set with the late Peter Ostroushko, along with Danny Gotham from 2009. Also, archived sets from Rory Block ('16), Tish Hinojosa ('16), Tom Paxton ('94), Guy Davis ('16), Michael Manring ('10), Jack Murray ('20), Elizabeth Corrigan ('80) and Quebecois bands Barde ('79) and Reel Union ('83).
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP®
Wednesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

Laurie Siebert will continue the tax filing topics and discuss: “Children and education funding tax considerations." Laurie will take questions during the live show at 610-758-8810. Listeners can also submit questions online any time in advance via
Host: Prathysha Kothare
Thursday, 6 - 7 p.m.

Host Prathysha Kothare tackles the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and minority groups, with regards to employment and workplace equality in the Lehigh Valley, with Dr. Tim Kelsey, Co-Director for the Center of Community and Economic Development at Penn State University.

Prathysha also welcomes Danielle Joseph, Executive Vice President of Business and Diversity Councils at the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, who sheds light on how local women, LGBTQ and minority communities have been impacted by the pandemic, and how the Chamber’s numerous programs, events, and mentoring opportunities can lend support.
Host: Bill Fox
Thursday, 11 p.m. - Friday, 1 a.m.

The Special Focus for March is BK&S. Bas Broekhuis (Dutch), Detlef Keller (German), and Mario Schönwälder (German) play all over Europe and in the USA, having fun wherever they play.

On the next Galactic Travels™, the month-long focus on BK&S begins. The Featured CD at Midnight will be Project by Braun, Broekhuis, Keller, and Schönwälder on Manikin Records. You will also hear new music by Andrew Douglas on Neu Harmony Records, by Perceptual Defence and Syndromeda on SynGate Records, and by Intelligent Life on Audiobulb Records.

The latest show's playlist (February 25 - show #1243) is available for your inspection.
Host: Manoush Zomorodi
Friday, 6 - 7 p.m.

This week's show: Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to remember and reflect on Black heritage. This hour features powerful conversations from past episodes on how we can confront the past to move toward a better future.
Host: Ophira Eisenberg
Saturday, 10 - 11 a.m.

This week's show: Home Cooking With Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Superstore's Nico Santos

Jesse Tyler Ferguson discusses his cookbook Food Between Friends. Nico Santos and Zeke Smith play "This That or the Other." Comics Samantha Ruddy and Luke Mones rock out to Grease songs about... Greece.
Host: Bill Rudman
Sunday, 9 - 10 p.m.

This week's show: I Am What I Am

Fifteen men and women (and a few kids) who have some bold statements to make about who they are -- Nellie Forbush, Albin, Elisa Doolittle, Lorelei Lee, and more.
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