July 27 - August 2, 2020
Program Highlights
Host: Charles James
Monday, 6 - 6:30 pm

Host Charles James reviews this year’s Virtual Musikfest with Anne Sturm , Sr. Talent Buyer and Executive Director of the Levitt Pavilion, and Mark Demko, Senior Director of Communication for ArtsQuest. The festival has had to reinvent itself this year in response to the COVID crisis, finding a way to present 80 performers this year.
Host: Steve Aaronson
Monday, 7 - 9 p.m.

Host Steve Aaronson returns for the first time since the lockdown with "Folk Classics By The Numbers."  Featured artists will include duos like Ian and Sylvia, trios like The Rooftop Singers, quartets like The Brothers Four -- and beyond, like The New Christy Minstrels.
Host: Dave Fry
Tuesday, 7 - 9 p.m.

This week's show features archived sets from Gamble Rogers ('91), David Olney ('00), Chuck Pyle and Anne Hills ('92), Connla ('18), Jack McGann and His Swing Band ('76), Peter Ostroushko and Danny Gotham ('09), The LYNNeS ('18) and Steve Conn ('01). The feature CD will be from Dave Fry's own "Troubadour" album. 
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP ® , AEP ®
Wednesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

Laurie Siebert returns to the studio for a live show to discuss: “Retirement planning.” Laurie will address questions live during the show at 610-758-8810 and those submitted online at yourfinancialchoices.com .
Host: James Johnson
Thursday, 6 - 7 p.m.

Lehigh Valley Discourse brings three of the Valley's civil rights leaders together to discuss the moment of our time: social injustice, police brutality, and systemic racism. Guests are Ashleigh Strange, regional Lehigh Valley organizer for Pennsylvania Stands Up as well as WDIY Board member; Justan Parker, founder of Black Lives Matter Lehigh Valley; and Rev. Dr. Gregory Edwards, pastor of the Resurrected Life Community Church of Christ in Allentown.
Host: Bill Fox
Thursday, 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.

On this week's show, host Bill Fox cocludes the month-long focus on Modulator ESP a.k.a. Jez Creek from Nottingham in the UK. He performs improvised music that goes well beyond the Berlin School sequencing that formed the basis of much of electronic music of the 1970s.

The Featured CD at Midnight will be "A Maze of Possibilities" which is self released and was recorded live at The Maze in Nottingham on Friday, January 11, 2019.

The  latest show's playlist (July 23 - show #1216)  is available for your inspection.
Streaming Now from WDIY:
John Pearce welcomes two guests: from the 18th century, Dr. Benjamin Franklin; from the 21st century, Christopher Black, historian / thespian. You'll hear many facts about one of our country's foremost forefathers. Dr. Franklin even sings a song for us. This one is for the history buffs! (7/23/2020)
The national spotlight recently focused on the Lehigh Valley where an incident involving an Allentown Police Department officer restraining Edward Borrero was caught on a 23-second edited viral video. WDIY News reached out to APD Chief Glenn Granitz, Jr. to provide insight into current police policies, clarify the conclusions of the recent investigation, and what his next steps are in his community policing goals. (7/23/2020)
Laurie Siebert returns to the studio for a live show to discuss: “A review of topics covered over the years.” Laurie also takes listener questions live on the air. (7/22/2020)
Guest Frank Facchiano, COO and Executive Vice President of Member Relations for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, joins host Greg Capogna to discuss the Chamber's efforts to continue their mission amidst COVID-19 restrictions. (7/20/2020)
Kate Scuffle welcomes guest Elise Schaffer, program administrator for Lehigh Valley Arts Council's Arts & Access Always program as well as a member of the creative team for Penn State Lehigh Valley's Arts Project ONLINE showcasing visual artists with recent exhibits at the school's gallery. ( 7/13/2020)
American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) has restored many obscure horror, cult and offbeat feature movies, which it distributes to movie theaters, including those in the Lehigh Valley. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press interviews Bret Berg of AGFA. (7/20/2020)
WDIY News continues its series documenting the protests, prayers, and candlelight vigils that have taken place in the Lehigh Valley in response to the murder of George Floyd. This feature includes recordings and photos from the Resurrected Life Community Church in Allentown on 9th and Turner streets. (7/17/2020)
This feature includes recordings and photos from Black Lives Matter Lehigh Valley's Juneteenth event in Allentown and Pennsylvania Stands Up's delayed Juneteenth event in Allentown. (7/16/2020)
Features from WDIY Partners
The Alliance is dedicated to working for community sustainability. This involves holistic approaches to the environment, social justice, health, participatory democracy, and local economies. The organization is committed to active, collaborative approaches to achieving long-term positive outcomes.
Touchstone Theatre is pleased to announce that although they will not be able to meet in person for this year's camp, they will still be offering summer camp programming online from July 20 - 31. Limited financial aid is available for families with demonstrated financial need. For more information about Camp Touchstone, financial aid, or registration, contact Emma Ackerman at emma@touchstone.org .
Civic Theatre of Allentown has teamed up with film distributors to bring first-run movies to Lehigh Valley audiences in their own homes. Films currently available: Carmilla; A White, White Day; This Is Not a Movie; Runner; Yes, God, Yes; and SamSam.
The Allentown Art Museum continues their efforts to keep you connected to the arts by bringing the Allentown Art Museum into your home, featuring at-home art activities for the whole family, educational videos, online tours and more
Miller Symphony Hall offers an opportunity to experience the music whenever and wherever you are, featuring presentations of past performances and intimate live recordings.
In light of the cancelled concert events, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem has provided their audience with a wealth of musical resources and updates. Their website also has information on "A Moment of Comfort" interludes for your listening enjoyment.

With individuals and families across the nation practicing social distancing and self-quarantine, NMIH is taking its mission of educating the public about America’s industrial past and inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow online.
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