October 12 - 18, 2020
Program Highlights
Host: Kate Scuffle
Monday, 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Host Kate Scuffle discusses ARTHAUS, the new arts gallery in downtown Allentown which is a creative collaboration between the Allentown Arts Commission and RE: find. ARTHAUS provides a platform for local and national/international artists to engage in a civic dialogue, and creatively explore the issues of our time.

Kate welcomes guests Jane Heft, Chair of the Allentown Arts Commission, and Deborah Rabinsky, ARTHAUS Gallery Curator and Director. Jane and Deborah talk about how the gallery came to be, the gallery's vision, and the gallery's inaugural group exhibition, Transformation Decoded: Unimagined Possibilities.
Host: Paul Willistein
Monday, 6:25 - 6:30 p.m. during Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

“COVID-19: The Sequel” is not on movie marquees, but it’s playing a role at the movies. One major movie theater chain is closing temporarily. Hollywood studios are again postponing openings of major films. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press updates the local cinema scene.
Host: Greg Capogna
Monday, 6:30 - 7 p.m.

Host Greg Capogna speaks with Katarah Jordan, the new Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. Katarah talks about how she has adjusted to the new position since starting in March, the work Second Harvest is doing in the Lehigh Valley, and the partnership for WDIY's Fall Membership Drive which is providing 21 meals to the community for every $100 WDIY raises, with many thanks to Valley National Financial Advisors.
Host: Greg Capogna
Tuesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

Join host Greg Capogna as we present this look back to the beginning of WDIY. Hear the story of how the Lehigh Valley's first NPR public radio station defied the odds and went from dream to reality, as told by some of the volunteers who made it possible: Cheryl Haughney (Board President), Charles James (Board member and Rhythm & Roots host), Neil Hever (Operations Director), and Rick Weaver (Celtic Faire host). Plus, stay tuned at the end for a segment from the archives voiced by the late Bob Cohen, WDIY's first Classical host.

On the Media will return to its regularly scheduled time next week.
Host: Steve Capwell and Fuzzy
Monday, 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Steve Capwell and Fuzzy present a tribute to the late Johnny Nash.  
Host: Dave Fry
Tuesday, 7 - 9 p.m.

This week's show features an All-Star selection of Godfrey's favorites for WDIY's Fall Membership Drive: Rosalie Sorrels and Utah Phillips, Gamble Rogers, John Gorka, Susan Werner, Patty Larkin, John Hartford, David Bromberg with Skyline, Bill Staines, Zen for Primates, Bill Morrissey, Chris Smither, Norman and Nancy Blake and more.
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP®
Wednesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

As part of our series for October's Financial Planning Awareness month, we discuss “Retirement planning for longevity as part of your financial plan.” Laurie also addresses questions submitted online at yourfinancialchoices.com.
Host: Sally Handlon
Thursday, 6 - 7 p.m.

The impact of COVID on the Arts is the topic of conversation with Jeff Parks, Chair of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, author, and former president of ArtsQuest. The importance of the arts to communities goes beyond the economic and tourism impacts, the arts have been historically undervalued in their contribution to community, civic and human capital. Join host Sally Handlon as they discuss these contributions, public policy and the importance of creativity in our reinvention post COVID.
Host: Rick Weaver
Thursday, 7 - 9 p.m.
As we start our Fall Membership drive, I will be joined by Marcie Lightwood to make the case for your continued support of WDIY and Celtic Music in the Lehigh Valley. We will be playing our, and we hope your favorites, including Solas, Fullset, Kevin Burke, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, and one of my new favorites, Trials of Cato. So tune in and show your ongoing support for Celtic Faire and WDIY!
Host: Bill Fox
Thursday, 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.

The Special Focus for October is electro-music.com and its festivals. The electro-music site is like the artist scene in turn of the century Paris but for modern electronic musicians. Since 2005, there has been an annual festival which spawned offshoots where musician and fans alike can rub elbows, discover the modern version of folk music, and help each other with the technology.

The Featured CD at Midnight will be "2007 Sampler" from the electro-music festival on electro-music media: Y Desensitized on Spotted Peccary, by Swartz et on Utter East, and music from the "Exhibition #100" compilation on Audiobulb Records celebrating its 100th release.

The latest show's playlist (September 17th - show #1227) is available for your inspection.
Host: Karen El Chaar
Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Enjoy birthday tributes to Austrian Composer Franz Doppler and Czech Composer Jan Dismas Zelenka.
Host: Jeff Biro
Friday, 9 - 11 p.m.

Jeff Biro will feature the music of the late Jazz Trumpeter Roy Hargrove.
Host: Jimmy James
Saturday, 5 - 7 p.m.

Come take a nostalgic ride with DJ Jimmy James on a Blue Moon Cruise from 1950 to 1965 with all your favorite doo-wop, early rock n roll, Motown, surf, rockabilly and more. Test your knowledge with Time Warp Trivia and E-mail your requests to blue-moon@wdiy.org to be one of 3 requests of the day. Listen on 88.1, WDIY.org or on our new WDIY App! 

Latest Features from WDIY:
Host Greg Capogna continues checking in with Lehigh Valley businesses for the series 'COVID Comebacks.' This show spotlights business leaders from Lost Tavern Brewing Company in Hellertown and Bethlehem, independent news website Saucon Source, and cleaning business ServiceMaster of Allentown. (10/5/2020)
Host Alan Jennings talks to the Democratic candidates for the PA House of Representatives in two districts that are up for grabs this year due to the retirement of the incumbents: Tara Zrinski in the 138th District and Kevin Branco in the 131st District. Neither Republican opponent responded to multiple requests to participate in this interview. (10/8/2020)
“Killian & the Comeback Kids” is a Lehigh Valley-produced independent film written and directed by and starring Taylor A. Purdee of Easton. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the Romance Comedy Drama. (10/5/2020)
As part of our series for October's Financial Planning Awareness month, we discuss what is financial planning and what is a financial advisor? (10/7/2020)
Dr. Kamran Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation. Fridays at 5:44 PM during All Things Considered; Mondays at 7:30 AM during Morning Edition.
Host Michael Drabenstott talks with Stefanie Angstadt, owner of Valley Milkhouse in the Oley Valley area of Berks County, about artisan cheesemaking. (10/5/20)
Matt and Christie Vymazal from Southside Bethlehem's Flying V restaurant (and food truck) share the secrets of perfect poutine and other Canadian food delights. (10/5/20)
Support Our Fall Membership Drive!
WDIY's 2020 Fall Membership Drive is officially underway! This is our most important fundraiser of the year and members' support is crucial to keep WDIY on the air. If you're able to contribute, please show your support today.

For every $100 WDIY receives in donations during the drive, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley will provide 21 meals to individuals and families in our community thanks to Valley National Financial Advisors. Read more about this great partnership. Thank you for all your generous support!

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The easy to use APP is where you can listen to WDIY Live or with our 2 Week Archive feature, your favorite music and public affairs shows anytime.

Download and share the WDIY APP with your friends and family and introduce them to Many Choices, Real Voices. 

Member Representative Election & Membership Meeting
WDIY volunteer Rick Weaver has been announced as the only candidate running for the soon-to-be-open Member Representative position on WDIY's Board of Directors. The position, one of two slots on the Board, will become available after current Member Representative Steven Kraft's two-year term expires at the end of 2020. You can read Weaver's statement on his candidacy here.
Features from WDIY Partners
An election season retrospective of original political satire. Ensemble Member Christopher Shorr presents a re-imagining of his 2018 musical, now a movie with larger-than-life characters played by action figures voiced by the original Dictators 4 Dummies cast. Plus: a concert of satirical songs from the Touchstone archive, with favorites from Bhudoo and The Pan Show: In Pan We Trust performed live by the Touchstone company. You're invited to a comical evening, a musical challenge to complacency… and a chilling reminder of the tenuous state of democracy.

With food by General Zapata and drinks by Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub – available for cash only purchase all night, so attendees are encouraged to arrive hungry and thirsty!

Join Godfrey Daniels virtually for a live-stream series, concert and conversation, hosted by Dina Hall. Presented over Facebook and YouTube,
the live-stream is free to watch, but viewers are encouraged to Pay What You Will through the artist’s link. All proceeds will benefit the artist.