September 13 - 19, 2021
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Program Highlights
Monday, 1 - 4 p.m.

Arnie Lichten has lots of new music this week! Albums from Béla Fleck, Sturgill Simpson, and Pokey LaFarge; a new single from Samantha Fish; and…a brand new release from 83-year-old Wanda Jackson! It’ll be a fun show.
Host: Rick Weaver
Monday, 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Guest host Rick Weaver features Marcie Mulligan, Director of Cultural Education with the Celtic Cultural Alliance to preview the 34th Annual Celtic Classic. She and Rick will run down all you need to know about the clans, competitions, vendors, food, whiskey and kilts to be experienced in-person this year for the three-day Celtic Classic, which runs September 24th through the 26th in Bethlehem.
Monday, 6:28 p.m. during Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Shang-Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings, the 25th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is the first MCU film with an Asian actor in the lead and with an Asian director. The legend is told boldly in cinematography, special effects, martial arts, and with a lot of heart. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the action adventure fantasy film.
Host: Greg Capogna
Monday, 6:30 - 7 p.m.

Greg Capogna welcomes LVPC co-hosts Becky Bradley and Matt Assad in studio to chat with J.B. Reilly of City Center Investment Corporation and Mark Mulligan of the VM Investment Group about development and investment in the Lehigh Valley, and break down the complexities of how certain properties can be restored and saved versus beginning a new project.
Host: Audie Cohen
Monday, 7 - 9 p.m.

Join Audie Cohen for a great selection of Golden Folk and favorite singer-songwriters from the '60s to the '00s. Two belated memorial tributes will also be presented to honor the music of Nanci Griffith and Don Everly.
Host: Rob Reagan
Monday, 9 - 11 p.m.

On tonight's program, Rob Reagan previews some artists performing locally: pianist Eric Mintel and his group, and pianist Bill Charlap along with singer Dee Dee Bridgewater. Also on tap, vocalist Cassandra Wilson with violin player Regina Carter, and some cool electric bass from Jaco Pastorius joining Joni Mitchell and Mark Egan backing trumpeter Lew Soloff...check it out!
Monday, 11 p.m. - Tuesday, 1 a.m.

On the week's Blues Cruise, Steve Capwell will play the only two songs recorded by D.A.Hunt for the Sun label, some songs written by Doc Pomus, and a salute to the great Otis Redding. Also, records by MIssissippi John Hurt, Gus Cannon, and the biggest hit for the late Carol Fran.
Tuesday, 5:44 p.m. during All Things Considered

WDIY's Marcie Lightwood presents a special news feature about the Charles A. Brown Ice House in Bethlehem, its rich history and transformation into a vibrant arts space with the IceHouse Tonight performance series. To preview the upcoming season, Marcie chats with Mock Turtle Marionette Productions artistic director Doug Roysdon to learn more.
Tuesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

This week's show: Aftershocks

Twenty years after the Twin Towers came down, we’re still wrestling over how to make sense of what happened. On this week’s On the Media, how the conspiracies birthed in the aftermath of 9/11 set the stage for the paranoia to come. Plus, how Afghanistan’s thriving new media scene hopes to survive Taliban rule. And, how Ivermectin became politicized. Featuring:

Host: Dave Fry
Tuesday, 7 - 9 p.m.

Dave Fry features sets from this weekend's grand opening: Christine Havrilla, Peter Karp and Carsie Blanton. Also, archived sets from Stan and Garnet Rogers ('78), Sons of the Never Wrong ('00), Austin Lounge Lizards ('00), Zen for Primates ('13), Kim Wilson's All-Stars ('21), Anne Hills ('16), and Jason Hahn ('17).
Wednesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

This week's topic: "Planning for Unknowns — tax rates, Social Security, death."

Laurie Siebert will take questions live on the air at 610-758-8810 during the show as well as those submitted at — either in advance or during the live show.
Thursday, 6 - 7 p.m.

With the 5th biennial LV Meet the Buyers just 3 weeks away, Sally Handlon features on Business Beat Brett Smith, Director of Lehigh University Small Business Development Center to talk about this upcoming reverse trade show for businesses of all sizes, and the new format as a virtual event.

Then, Sam Malriat, Organic Crop Consultant at Rodale Institute and 134th District State Representative Ryan Mackenzie discuss the business of agriculture and the support offered to our region’s and state’s number one industry.
Host: Bill Fox
Thursday, 11 p.m. - Friday, 1 a.m.

The Special Focus for September is fluXus. This is Nigel Rushbrook's project where he creates darker shades of ambience and classic electronic sounds with Berlin style sequencing and a lo-fi edge.

On the next Galactic Travels™, a month-long focus on fluXus continues. The Featured CD at Midnight will be Shored Against My Ruins.

You will also hear new music by An Moku and Stefan Schmidt on Karlrecords and by Build on Audiobulb Records.
Friday, 6 - 7 p.m.

This week's show: "A.J. Jacobs The Gratitude Chain"

When A.J. Jacobs set out to thank everyone who made his morning cup of coffee, he realized the chain of thank-you's was endless. This hour, Jacobs shares ideas on gratitude — and how to make it count.
Saturday, 7 - 8 p.m.

Neil and Shelly celebrate three years together as a couple and hosts of Hidden Charms. Highlights include the music of the Beatles, Etta James, Frank Sinatra and Nick Lowe. Tune in for a great mix of music from 1960s, '70s, and '80s!
Host: Bill Rudman
Sunday, 9 - 10 p.m.

This week's show: "First Meetings"

Some very interesting characters who are meeting for the first time: Nellie and Emile, of course, an Billy and Julie — but also Tony and Maria, Roget and Mimi and even Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom!
Latest Features from WDIY
Community Events from WDIY Partners
• Wednesday, September 15, 2021
• 8 p.m.
Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College
• Easton, PA
• Thursday, September 16, 2021
• 7:30 p.m.
• Godfrey Daniels
• Bethlehem, PA
• Friday, September 17, 2021
• 7:30 p.m.
• Miller Symphony Hall
• Allentown, PA
• Saturday, September 18, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
West Park, 16th & Linden streets
• Allentown, PA
Onsite Activities: September 18-19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Drive-Thru Pickup: September 20-22, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Burnside Plantation
• Bethlehem, PA
• Sunday, September 19, 2021
• 7 p.m.
Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College
• Easton, PA
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