January 13 - 19, 2020
SAVE THE DATE!
WDIY's 25th Anniversary Party will take place at the Ice House in Bethlehem on Saturday, March 7, 2020 .

Join us for a night of great music, dancing, delicious food, and fun featuring a performance by Lehigh Valley blues rock favorite the Craig Thatcher Band.

Discounted Early Bird tickets will be available for a limited time beginning Friday, January 17 at wdiy.org. We hope you can join us!
SPONSORED EVENTS
Allentown Symphony Pops Orchestra:
Music and Sports
* Saturday, January 18
* 7:30 - 9:30 pm
* Allentown, PA
Can anyone forget the music playing as Rocky Balboa reaches the top of the 72 steps? The sound of Vangelis’ theme from "Chariots of Fire" or John Williams’ majestic Olympic Fanfare? Cleveland Pops conductor Carl Topilow joins the ASO for an unforgettable show that expresses the emotional relationship between sports and music. Plus, clips from award-winning NFL Films. We are the Champions. Join our team!
Find more events coming up
 in and around the Lehigh Valley in
WDIY's Community Calendar.
2019 YOUTH MEDIA PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Tune in this Thursday at 5:44 pm during NPR's All Things Considered to hear the next on-air feature from WDIY's 2019 Youth Media Program.

Listen to the features that have already aired below.
Anna Isbell from Freedom High School discusses celiac disease including an interview with fitness and nutrition coach Fitwishdasha.
Sammi Ciommo from William Allen High School (right) talks about recycling in the Lehigh Valley with Mary Foltz , director of the South Side Initiative at Lehigh University (left), and Bill Layman , business development manager for recycling for Waste Management, Inc.
Watch wdiy.org for information about how students can apply for the 2020 Youth Media Program.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
MONDAY, JANUARY 13
6 - 6:30 pm
Host: John Dodds
John Dodds welcomes Zoellner Arts Center Administrative Director Andrew Cassano to preview the upcoming second half of Zoellner's 2019-20 season. Upcoming events include Bakithi Kumalo & The Graceland Tribute Band on January 24, Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra
on February 8, and the 2020 Kenner Lecture on Cultural Understanding on February 11.
At the Movies: Little Women
“Little Women,” based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel, is interpreted by director Greta Gerwig and stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the romantic-drama.
6:30 - 7 pm
Host: Greg Capogna
Greg Capogna looks at business and development in Allentown with guests Betsy Kohl , Main Street Manager of the Downtown Allentown Business Alliance, and Sean King , Director of the Cultural Coalition of Allentown which is focused on the role of arts in the economic development and revitalization of Allentown as well as Principal for Aspire Arts Marketing.
7 - 9 pm
Host: Steve Aaronson
It's the second week of the program's 14th "Birthday." All four branches ( Pioneers , Troubadours , Groups , Folk Rock ) will be covered -- with a special emphasis on some of the artists and songs that listeners have asked to be played.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
7 - 9 pm
Host: Dina Hall
This week will feature archived sets from The Waybacks , Pierre Bensusan , and Craig Thatcher , plus plenty of studio cuts of Godfrey’s artistic past, present and future.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
6 - 7 pm
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP ® , AEP ®
Laurie Siebert welcomes guest Nicholas Nanovic, Esq., LL.M., AEP ® from Gross McGinley, LLP , to discuss:

"Trusts – When Do They Make Sense?" – general estate planning, minor trusts, A/B trusts and more.

Phone lines will be open for questions during the program at 610-758-8810. Questions may be submitted ahead of time at  yourfinancialchoices.com.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
5:44 - 5:50 pm
WDIY Youth Media Program Feature on
Host: Sofia DeMotte
The high school students of WDIY's 2019 Youth Media Program each researched, recorded, and produced an original on-air feature on a topic of their choosing. This week during Thursday's edition of All Things Considered, Sofia DeMotte from Saucon Valley High School discusses anxiety in teenagers featuring an interview with Mary McGloughlin , a registered counselor and art therapist in Quakertown.
6 - 7 pm
Host: Greg Capogna

Greg Capogna welcomes Alan Jennings to the microphone at WDIY, this time as a guest instead of a host, to talk about his new book “The Pursuit of Fairness: Fighting for What’s Right in a World That’s So Wrong." The book is part autobiography and part how-to manual about effecting change in communities. Jennings is the Executive Director of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley and rotating host of WDIY’s Lehigh Valley Discourse where he discusses politics.
11 pm - 1 am
Host: Bill Fox
On the next  Galactic Travels ™, host Bill Fox will continue the month-long Special Focus on  Modulator ESP . The Featured CD at Midnight will be " The Infinite Dance of the Darkest Stars " which was recorded live at The Church of Sound, Nottingham, UK, on September 22, 2016, and November 10, 2017.

You will also hear new music by Filter-Kaffee (Frank Rothe and Mario Schönwälder) on Manikin Records and Robert Scott Thompson on Aatma Records. Saying that Robert is a Professor of Music Composition at Georgia State University doesn't even scratch the surface. Not by a long shot!

The  latest show's playlist (January 9 - show #1188)   i s available for your inspection.
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