THIS WEEK ON WDIY

Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 pm, Dave Fry presents archived sets from Stan & Garnet Rogers ('77), Trout Fishing in America ('93), Bela Fleck & Tony Trischka ('93) and more.
Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 pm, Laurie Siebert's topic will be: "A fresh look at College savings 529 plans – what’s new?" Laurie will also take listener questions at 610-758-8810.
Thursday, 6:00-7:00 pm, Sally Handlon welcomes guests Santiago Rivera of SoBeCo Works and Jennifer & Gary Lader of CoWork 414 to discuss coworker trends in the work space.
Thursday at 11 pm, Bill Fox continues the Special Focus on BK&S. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Repelen Revisited" (Manikin Records). You'll hear new music by Vanderson.

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J.B. Reilly on Lessons with Leaders

CEO and President of City Center Investment Corporation, J.B. Reilly, joins host Laurie Siebert on this edition of Lessons with Leaders, the new quarterly feature of Lehigh Valley Discourse. They discuss Reilly's passion for building communities, and explore the partners and focus that helps make Reilly's community building happen. To date, City Center Investment Corporation has developed more than 1.4 million square feet of mixed-use space in Downtown Allentown. Reilly's career also includes...

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More than 115 Americans are dying every day from an opioid overdose. But a study out Monday finds that just three in 10 patients revived by an EMT or in an emergency room received the follow-up medication known to avoid another life-threatening event.

The South Florida rapper XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot near a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Fla., this afternoon and later was pronounced dead after being transported to an area hospital, the Broward Sheriff's Office has confirmed. According to a statement provided to NPR by the Broward Sheriff's Office, at 3:57 p.m.

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It's been a decade since the financial crisis drove up the unemployment rate in the U.S. and forced people in the prime of their careers to give up looking for work.

Even today, as employers add jobs at a furious pace, the workforce participation rate still hasn't recovered. And now researchers think they know one reason why: the opioid crisis.

A summer already full of high-profile hip-hop releases just got hotter. NPR Music's Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael break down the surprise release of Jay-Z and Beyoncé's joint album, Everything Is Love, and explore how it sounds both on its own and compared to the competition.

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