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Nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians rely on the state’s SNAP benefits in order to keep food on the table. But, emergency fed...
04/09/2021
DHS warns many could go hungry if Pa. limits disaster declarations - WLVR FM

Nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians rely on the state’s SNAP benefits in order to keep food on the table. But, emergency federal funding that supports the program could be at risk if the state ends its COVID-19 disaster declaration.

Nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians rely on the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in order to keep food on the table.

Following President Joe Biden’s announcement that he would tighten some gun control regulations, both of Pennsylvania’s ...
04/09/2021
Both Toomey and Casey favor strengthening background checks - WLVR FM

Following President Joe Biden’s announcement that he would tighten some gun control regulations, both of Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senators, Pat Toomey and Bob Casey, spoke out in favor of strengthening background checks.

Following President Joe Biden’s announcement April 8 that he would tighten some gun control regulations, both of Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senators spoke out in favor of strengthening background checks.

Fifteen percent of children in Pennsylvania live in poverty. But the latest federal COVID relief plan aims to alleviate ...
04/08/2021
LV parent: Child care costs during pandemic have been a huge financial burden - WLVR FM

Fifteen percent of children in Pennsylvania live in poverty. But the latest federal COVID relief plan aims to alleviate child care expenses for families trying to make ends meet.

Fifteen percent of children in Pennsylvania live in poverty. But the latest federal COVID relief plan aims to alleviate child care expenses for families trying to make ends meet.

The federal government has proposed more bed space in the Berks Family Residential Center — a detail missing from one co...
04/08/2021
Document: Feds’ proposal refers to expanded “bed space” in Berks detention center - WLVR FM

The federal government has proposed more bed space in the Berks Family Residential Center — a detail missing from one commissioner’s public statement last week about the center’s future.

The federal government has proposed more bed space in the Berks Family Residential Center — a detail missing from one commissioner’s public statement last week about the center’s future.

For the past few months, experts have raised concerns about hesitancy among people of color to get COVID-19 vaccines. Bu...
04/08/2021
Health officials and community leaders discuss vaccine hesitancy - WLVR FM

For the past few months, experts have raised concerns about hesitancy among people of color to get COVID-19 vaccines. But community leaders and top health officials offered a different take: it’s a highly personal decision for anyone holding back.

For the past few months, experts have raised concerns about hesitancy among people of color to get COVID-19 vaccines. But in a visit to the Lehigh Valley on April 7, community leaders and top health officials offered a different take: it’s a highly personal decision for anyone holding back.

There are changes coming to the City of Bethlehem’s council as this year’s city council race will shift the gender balan...
04/08/2021
Women dominate Bethlehem City Council primary, expected to shift gender balance for first time in history - WLVR FM

There are changes coming to the City of Bethlehem’s council as this year’s city council race will shift the gender balance of that body to a majority female for the first time in its history.

There are changes coming to the City of Bethlehem’s council as this year’s city council race will shift the gender balance of that body to a majority female for the first time in its history.

The Pennsylvania House approved a bill Wednesday to establish a two-year window for civil claims over childhood s*xual a...
04/08/2021
State House advances 2-year child s*x abuse lawsuit window - WLVR FM

The Pennsylvania House approved a bill Wednesday to establish a two-year window for civil claims over childhood s*xual abuse, part of a belt-and-suspenders approach that also includes a potential constitutional amendment.

The Pennsylvania House approved a bill Wednesday to establish a two-year window for civil claims over childhood s*xual abuse, part of a belt-and-suspenders approach that also includes a potential constitutional amendment.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said April 7 that a Catasauqua police officer who shot and killed an armed ma...
04/07/2021
District Attorney: Catasauqua officer was justified in shooting armed man - WLVR FM

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said April 7 that a Catasauqua police officer who shot and killed an armed man in the basement of his home earlier this year was justified in his use of force.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said April 7 that a Catasauqua police officer who shot and killed an armed man in the basement of his home earlier this year was justified in his use of force.

The help wanted sign is up again at the Allentown School District. The school board is searching for a new superintenden...
04/07/2021
Searching for Allentown School District superintendent’s replacement - WLVR FM

The help wanted sign is up again at the Allentown School District. The school board is searching for a new superintendent as its current leader, Thomas Parker, is set to leave the district next month.

The help wanted sign is up again at the Allentown School District. The school board is searching for a new superintendent as its current leader, Thomas Parker, is set to leave the district next month.

Northampton County is now offering implicit bias training to local police departments as part of the county’s response t...
04/07/2021
Norco offers implicit bias training to all county law enforcement agencies - WLVR FM

Northampton County is now offering implicit bias training to local police departments as part of the county’s response to both national and local protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Northampton County is now offering implicit bias training to local police departments as part of the county’s response to both national and local protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

City council member Ce-Ce Gerlach, who is running for mayor, announced her plans for fair housing in Allentown including...
04/07/2021
Allentown mayoral candidate talks about fair housing - WLVR FM

City council member Ce-Ce Gerlach, who is running for mayor, announced her plans for fair housing in Allentown including addressing the development of luxury apartments.

Some candidates running for public office in Allentown came together downtown on April 6 to bring awareness to housing issues in the city.

04/07/2021
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Today we are joining leaders from St. Luke's University Health Network and the Muslim Aid Initiative to talk about vaccine hesitancy among minority groups

Join us today for another edition of Community Update on Coronavirus. Watch at 4 p.m. on PBS39 or listen to the radio re...
04/07/2021

Join us today for another edition of Community Update on Coronavirus. Watch at 4 p.m. on PBS39 or listen to the radio rebroadcast at 9:30 p.m. on 91.3 WLVR.

📺Join us at 4 p.m. for a new edition of Community Update on Coronavirus. We will welcome Lehigh Valley Health Network's Dr. Joe Schellenberg and Don Cunningham, President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

❔Do you have a question? COMMENT below, call 484-821-0008, or visit PBS39.org/Community.

(Program sponsored by Capital BlueCross)

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding people to get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms or as a preca...
04/07/2021
Number of Pa. COVID-19 tests drops despite rapid increase in cases - WLVR FM

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding people to get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms or as a precautionary measure. But testing is down even though new case rates are going up.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding people to get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms or as a precautionary measure.

Latinos are one of the hardest-hit communities in the COVID-19 pandemic. But local health officials are concerned about ...
04/06/2021
Lehigh Valley’s Latino community shares mixed opinions on vaccination - WLVR FM

Latinos are one of the hardest-hit communities in the COVID-19 pandemic. But local health officials are concerned about barriers to vaccines for members of the Lehigh Valley’s Latino community.

Latinos are one of the hardest-hit communities in the COVID-19 pandemic. But local health officials are concerned about barriers to vaccines for members of the Lehigh Valley’s Latino community.

04/06/2021
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Department of Health Senior Advisor on COVID-19 Response Lindsey Mauldin will host a virtual media briefing to discuss COVID-19 testing in Pennsylvania.

Fans of The Morning Call have reason to be optimistic. On April 4, a second bid was submitted to buy the paper’s parent ...
04/06/2021
The Morning Call Guild optimistic about new bidder - WLVR FM

Fans of The Morning Call have reason to be optimistic. On April 4, a second bid was submitted to buy the paper’s parent company.

Fans of The Morning Call have reason to be optimistic. On April 4, a second bid was submitted to buy the paper's parent company.

President Joe Biden last week unveiled his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan that could, among other goals, improve public ...
04/05/2021
Significant hurdles could make passenger rail in Lehigh Valley unlikely - WLVR FM

President Joe Biden last week unveiled his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan that could, among other goals, improve public transit across the country, including possibly the Lehigh Valley, but getting it might be a bumpy ride.

President Joe Biden last week unveiled his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan that could, among other goals, improve public transit across the country.

Starting today more Pennsylvanians are eligible to sign up for COVID-19 vaccines. The newly opened 1B group includes gro...
04/05/2021
Local providers prep for massive expansion of vaccine eligibility in Pa. this month - WLVR FM

Starting today more Pennsylvanians are eligible to sign up for COVID-19 vaccines. The newly opened 1B group includes grocery store employees, members of the clergy, corrections officers and other essential workers.

Starting today more Pennsylvanians are eligible to sign up for COVID-19 vaccines. The newly opened 1-B group includes grocery store employees, members of the clergy, corrections officers and other essential workers.

Join us today for a new edition of Community Update on Coronavirus. Watch at 4 p.m. on PBS39 or listen to the radio rebr...
04/05/2021

Join us today for a new edition of Community Update on Coronavirus. Watch at 4 p.m. on PBS39 or listen to the radio rebroadcast at 9:30 p.m. on 91.3 WLVR.

📺Join us at 4 p.m. for a new edition of Community Update on Coronavirus. We will talk with John Longstreet, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association.

❔Do you have a question? Call 484-821-0008, comment below, or visit PBS39.org/Community.

(Program sponsored by Capital BlueCross)

The Allentown Police Department began its first implicit bias training last week. It’s part of the city’s response to bo...
04/05/2021
Allentown Police begin implicit bias training sparked by George Floyd protests - WLVR FM

The Allentown Police Department began its first implicit bias training last week. It’s part of the city’s response to both national and local protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

The Allentown Police Department began its first implicit bias training last week. It’s part of the city’s response to both national and local protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Research in a growing scientific field called ecotherapy at Harvard University shows activities like walking in the wood...
04/03/2021
Ecotherapy: Research shows spending just 20 minutes in a park can improve mental health - WLVR FM

Research in a growing scientific field called ecotherapy at Harvard University shows activities like walking in the woods can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Even a few minutes outside can do the trick.

Research in a growing scientific field called ecotherapy at Harvard University shows activities like walking in the woods can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Even a few minutes outside can do the trick.

🌱 You Bet Your Garden with Mike McGrath is proudly sponsored by Coast of Maine Organic Products, Inc. Listen to this wee...
04/03/2021
You Bet Your Garden

🌱 You Bet Your Garden with Mike McGrath is proudly sponsored by Coast of Maine Organic Products, Inc. Listen to this weekly show to get answers to your toughest garden, lawn and pest problems.

Garden Guru, public radio host and former Organic Gardening Editor-in-Chief Mike McGrath tackles your toughest garden, lawn and pest problems every week.

President Joe Biden recently unveiled a massive $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan and if  Congress approves it, some of ...
04/03/2021
‘American Jobs Plan’ could connect Lehigh Valley to NYC via passenger rail - WLVR FM

President Joe Biden recently unveiled a massive $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan and if Congress approves it, some of the money could restore passenger rail lines between the Lehigh Valley and New York City.

President Joe Biden recently unveiled a massive $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan and if Congress approves it, some of the money could restore passenger rail lines between the Lehigh Valley and New York City.

A year after shutting down the Just Born, Inc. plant in Bethlehem, the makers of PEEPS candy are making a sweet comeback...
04/02/2021
Just Born ‘Peeps’ its way back into Easter baskets this year - WLVR FM

A year after shutting down the Just Born, Inc. plant in Bethlehem, the makers of PEEPS candy are making a sweet comeback just in time for Easter.

A year after shutting down the Just Born Quality Confections plant in Bethlehem, the makers of Peeps candy are making a sweet comeback just in time for Easter.

The Lehigh Valley’s first-ever LGBTQ forum with Allentown mayoral candidates took place Thursday night with four Democra...
04/02/2021
First mayoral forum for Allentown candidates focuses on LGBTQ issues - WLVR FM

The Lehigh Valley’s first-ever LGBTQ forum with Allentown mayoral candidates took place Thursday night with four Democrats seeking the office: city councilman Julio Guridy, Mayor Ray O’Connell, city councilwoman Ce-Ce Gerlach, and former economic development official Matt Tuerk.

The Lehigh Valley’s first ever LGBTQ forum with Allentown mayoral candidates took place Thursday night.

Come Easter, more Pennsylvanians can gather indoors under a new order from the governor. But to make sure worshipers are...
04/02/2021
Churches this year bring Easter celebrations outdoors - WLVR FM

Come Easter, more Pennsylvanians can gather indoors under a new order from the governor. But to make sure worshipers are safe, some churches will host this weekend’s celebrations outdoors.

Come Easter, more Pennsylvanians can gather indoors under a new order from the governor.

Pennsylvania is preparing to ease COVID restrictions this weekend. Bars and restaurants can serve alcohol without food, ...
04/02/2021
Pa. prepares to ease restrictions on restaurants and bars even though service employees may not be vaccinated yet - WLVR FM

Pennsylvania is preparing to ease COVID restrictions this weekend. Bars and restaurants can serve alcohol without food, lift curfews and increase capacity. But the move comes as COVID cases are on the rise and service employees may not be vaccinated yet.

Pennsylvania is preparing to ease COVID restrictions this weekend. Bars and restaurants can serve alcohol without food, lift curfews and increase capacity. But the move comes as COVID cases are on the rise and service employees may not be vaccinated yet.

04/02/2021
WLVR News

The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, PBS39 and WLVR were made aware following the forum that the community question directed to Councilwoman Ce-Ce Gerlach came from a volunteer member of her campaign team. Had we known about this connection, we would not have included the question in the forum.

🎥WATCH LIVE: Hear directly from candidates running for mayor of Allentown. We are hosting this event in partnership with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. PBS39.org/MayoralForum

04/01/2021
Allentown Mayoral Forum on LGBTQ Issues

🎥WATCH LIVE: Hear directly from candidates running for mayor of Allentown. We are hosting this event in partnership with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. PBS39.org/MayoralForum

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