October 8 - 14, 2018

As you might have heard, WDIY's Buy-Back Campaign for the 2018 Fall Membership Drive was a success. We met the $16,000 goal and were able to present this past weekend to you without interruption. The Buy-Back Campaign also resulted in 3,475 meals provided to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley to distribute to those in need. We can't thank our members who donated enough! We also need to thank our partners at Valley National Financial Advisors for putting up the funds for Second Harvest to obtain and distribute the meals.

As of 6 am this morning, we have officially launched the on-air portion of the drive, and so far we've already seen a wonderful response from our members who are renewing and a few first-time contributors. Remember that the partnership between Valley National Financial Advisors and Second Harvest is proving 21 meals to those in need for every $100 raised by WDIY throughout the entire drive. More information is available here.

Please consider clicking here today to make your donation to the Fall Membership Drive . Your membership renewal gift, extra gift, or first-time contribution will support the programs you love on WDIY and help keep the drive short. As always, thank you greatly for your support of Lehigh Valley Public Radio!

With thanks,
Shamus McGroggan
Membership & Development Manager
Private Peaceful
* Wednesday, October 10
* 8 pm
* Easton, PA
From Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) comes the stage adaptation of his award-winning book "Private Peaceful." Set in the years preceding and into WWI, the story follows young “Tommo” Peaceful, a country lad who longs for the fulfillment of his youthful potential, yet faces the irreconcilable decisions borne of war. Actor Shane O’Regan delivers a bravura tour de force as he deftly and deeply etches the dozens of characters who populate Tommo’s life. A tender, funny, and heart-breaking account, "Private Peaceful" is a reminder of the heroic sacrifices made by those who served.
The Broadway Tenors:
Ultimate Broadway
Presented by the Allentown Symphony Pops Orchestra
* Saturday, October 13
* 7:30 pm
* Allentown, PA

Featuring Broadway stars Brent Barrett (Chicago, the Musical), Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story), Kyle Dean, and Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin). Musical theater’s best leading men transport you from the Golden Age and back again in a thrilling and moving evening of Broadway’s most beloved hits. You will delight to hear favorites from some of your favorite Broadway shows! Three leading men - three unbelievable voices. They’ll leave you breathless, recreating the roles they’ve played on Broadway and on stages all over the world.

Kevin Ahfat
Presented by the Second Sunday Concert Series at UUCLV
* Sunday, October 14
* 3 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Kevin Ahfat returns for a solo piano recital of works by Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Nikilai Medtner and Alberto Ginastera, followed by a meet the artist reception after the performance.
Diana Krall: Turn Up the Quiet World Tour 2018
* Sunday, October 14
* 7 pm
* Easton, PA
Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, ten Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Having previously visited Europe and South America, the “Turn Up the Quiet World Tour” has been wowing audiences with material from Krall’s stunning latest album Turn Up the Quiet (Verve Records) and has now become the biggest in Ms. Krall’s career.
Stile Antico
* Sunday, October 14
* 3 pm
* Easton, PA
Critics fall over themselves in outpourings of delight and wonder to describe the exquisitely pure sound of Stile Antico. This young British ensemble’s “staggeringly beautiful” (Sunday Times) performances of Renaissance polyphony are fresh, nuanced, and moving. In Queen of Muses, Stile Antico revels in the reign of Elizabeth I, an era that ushered in an unparalleled flowering of the arts, where the court rejoiced in some of the finest music ever written. Stile Antico’s enterprising program illuminates the way music was used to gain favor with the Queen by courtiers, diplomats, and suitors.

Check out more events happening this week in our Community Calendar !
6:30 - 7 pm
Host: Eleanor Bobrow
Eleanor Bobrow talks with psychoanalyst and award-winning author Dr. Laurie Hollman about how parents can manage anxiety and anger in children and teens.

At the Movies :  Smallfoot
Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews this animated musical comedy about the alleged Bigfoot, or Yeti, creatures. The characters’ voice talent includes Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya and Common.
7 - 9 pm
Host: Steve Aaronson
Steve is joined by his partner Rosalie for a special Membership Drive edition of Folk Classics. Steve will be playing music from the greats of folk's Golden Age with a $500 matching challenge incentive for listeners to donate.
9 - 11 pm
Host: Stewart Brodian
I n the first hour, WDIY's Rob Stevens talks with locally-based jazz guitarist Mike Lorenz about Lorenz's new album "Speak Between" and upcoming album release concert at the Alice House in Bethlehem on Wednesday, October 10.
7 - 9 pm
Host: Dave Fry
Dina Hall joins host Dave Fry for a special Membership Drive edition of Live from Godfreys featuring archived sets from:

  • Sam Steffen ('18)
  • Bill Miller ('17)
  • Dan Hicks ('89)
  • Bill Morrissey ('94)
  • Dar Williams ('18)
  • Rosalie Sorrels ('84)
  • Pentangle ('88).

Plus album cuts from Tret Fure, Webb Wilder, Dina Hall and more.
6 - 7 pm
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP ® , AEP ®
Laurie Siebert's topic is “Charitable Giving in a new tax environment.”

Phone lines will be open during the program for questions and donations to the Fall Membership Drive at 610-758-8810. Questions can be submitted early at yourfinancialchoices.com .
6 - 7 pm
Host: Shamus McGroggan
The Fall Membership Drive's partnership gets discussed in depth with guests Jessica Dokachev, Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley, and Matt Petrozelli, CEO of Valley National Financial Advisors. For every $100 contributed to the station during the drive, Second Harvest will receive the funds to provide 21 meals to those in need from Valley National Financial Advisors.

Take a deep dive into the work of Second Harvest and learn about their many programs and efforts to provide food relief to those in need. Plus learn about why Valley National chose to be a partner for the drive.
11 pm - 1 am
Host: Bill Fox
Bill Fox continues the month-long Special Focus on  Robert Carty . The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Microspirals" on Deep Sky Music. You will also hear new music by Swartz et on Utter East.

The  latest show's playlist (October 4 - show #1122)  is available for your inspection.
7 - 8 pm
Host: Neil Hever
Neil Hever presents a live Membership Drive edition of the show with a great mix of music from the 60s, 70s and 80s; plus some memorable one hit wonders during the 70s set on the half-hour. Neil and Shelly are counting on you! 
Coming up the following week:

Monday, October 15
6:30-7:00 pm
Host: Charles James

Charles James previews this year's Philadelphia Film Festival with Michael Lerman, Festival Artistic Director.
Tuesday, October 16
6 - 7 pm
A documentary by Emily Hanford

WDIY will be airing a special broadcast of American Public Media's nationally distributed documentary series Educate . In this episode, titled Hard Words: Why Aren't Our Kids Being Taught to Read? , they visit Bethlehem to look at the efforts of Bethlehem public schools to confront and turn around a startlingly low proficiency on the state reading test.