May 13 - 19, 2019
High School Students:
Applications are now being accepted for WDIY's 2019 Summer Youth Media Program

Over 200 Lehigh Valley high school students have taken part in this annual program over the last 18 years. The program is open to students ages 14 to 18 and is free of charge. On Tuesday evenings throughout June and July, students will have the opportunity gain skills in areas like audio production, interview techniques, voice work for radio, writing for radio, plus have their work broadcast alongside WDIY's NPR news, public affairs, and music programming. Register today, space is limited.
Homebrewers:
Registration is now open for WDIY's 4th Annual Homebrew Fest

WDIY's Homebrew Fest is coming back for its fourth year on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Register now to join in the annual tradition. The homebrewer whose beer is selected by our judging panel will have the opportunity to brew their recipe at Yergey Brewing with professional brewers on their system and have it served in the Yergey taproom. Registration is free but space is limited. 
SPONSORED EVENTS
The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem Presents:
The Jasper String Quartet with Gilles Vonsattel, piano
* Friday, May 17
* 7:30 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Formed by undergraduates at Oberlin College and Conservatory in 2004, growing through studies at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and matured by the mentoring of the Tokyo String Quartet at Yale School of Music, the Jasper String Quartet is currently the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians and Guest Artist in Residence at Swarthmore College. The Jaspers have garnered many awards, prizes, grants, and accolades (the New York Times included their fourth album Unbound among the 25 Best Classical Recordings of 2017), as well as the affection of audiences throughout the world.
Viktorija Gečytė
with the Gene Perla Trio
* Friday, May 17
* 7:30 pm
* Allentown, PA
Lithuanian-born Viktorija returns with the Gene Perla Trio as part of her 2019 US Tour. Her low velvet voice with smokey hues will perform an evening of sophisticated jazz.
Touchstone Theatre Presents:
Young Playwrights'
Festival & Gala
* Saturday, May 18
* 7:00 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Touchstone’s annual showcase of exceptional, original plays written by Lehigh Valley youths. Witness their words brought to life in epic Touchstone style! Then, help us foster that creative spark at the Gala, where monies raised support the Young Playwrights’ Lab in the following school year. Festivities held at Zoellner Arts Center.
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem Presents:
112th Bethlehem Bach Festival -
The Heart of Our Season
The Bethlehem Bach Festival is a glorious tradition treasured by thousands of people from throughout the United States and beyond since the American premiere of Bach’s monumental  Mass in B Minor  at the first Bethlehem Bach Festival in 1900. The Festival is presented each year over two weekends in May, and includes guest artists-in-residence, featured young musicians, lectures and chorale sings with the audience.
Fun Home
* Now - Sunday, May 19
* 8 - 9:30 pm
* Allentown, PA
The Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home traces the coming-of-age of lesbian author Alison Bechdel, from her youth to her years at Oberlin College, and finally to the present, where Alison, now grown, is struggling to write her own graphic autobiography.
Don't Touch That Dial:
100 Years of Radio
* Now - Sunday, Nov 3
* 10 am - 5 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Don’t Touch That Dial: 100 Years of Radio features over one hundred historic radios, components and ephemera. Visitors to this interactive exhibit will have a chance to listen to early broadcasts, see an Amateur Radio operator’s station, test their knowledge of Morse Code, and experience modern day innovations in the industry.
Find more events coming up
in and around the Lehigh Valley in
WDIY's Community Calendar.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
MONDAY, MAY 13
6 - 6:30 pm
Host: George Miller, Kate Scuffle
Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle preview the 2019 PA Shakespeare Festival with Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy and Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze.
At the Movies: “Avengers: Endgame”
Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the final chapter in the 11 year cinematic saga that started with Iron Man in 2008.
6:30 - 7 pm
Host: Eleanor Bobrow
Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes family therapist, teacher, and author Israela Meyerstein, LCSW-C to discuss her latest book, Miracle Nation: Seventy Stories About the Spirit of Israel: A Tribute to Rebirth in the Land of Our Ancestors. The book tells the story of the people who were helpful in establishing Israel as its own country.
TUESDAY, MAY 14
1 - 4 pm
Host: Scott Sherk
Grammy Award-winning bassist and Paul Simon bandmate Bakithi Kumalo joins host Scott Sherk in the WDIY studios for a live interview. Bakith will be performing an evening of traditional and contemporary music from South Africa with the Four Peace Band at Godfrey Daniels on Thursday, May 16.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
6 - 7 pm
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP ® , AEP ®
Enjoy a program from the Your Financial Choices archives. Questions can submitted for the next live program on May 22 at yourfinancialchoices.com.
THURSDAY, MAY 16
6 - 7 pm
Lehigh Valley Discourse
Host: Pamela Varkony
Host Pamela Varkony speaks with Susan Bartels, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley about BBBS' new branding and awareness campaign.

Pamela also discusses RCI Village, a community-supported affordable housing initiative in Allentown with representatives from the Rider-Pool Foundation and RCI Village representatives.
11 pm - 1 am
Host: Bill Fox
The month-long Special Focus on DASK continues. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Messages" on SynGate Records. You will also hear new music by Divided by Two  also on SynGate Records.

The   latest show's playlist (May 9 - show #1153)  is available for your inspection.
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