U.S. Representative Charlie Dent has catapulted to the national political stage because he has tried to bring some moderation to his caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. The so-called Tea Party conservatives' strident rhetoric and extremist tactics such as forcing a government shut-down placed many Republican Members of Congress at risk of losing the off-year elections in 2014. Congressman Dent is Alan Jennings' guest on Lehigh Valley Discourse. (Original air-date February 13, 2014).
After turkey and football, it’s time to talk politics! Hosts John Pearce and Ray Schwab welcome Dr. Jack Treadway, Professor Emeritus, Kutztown University to the program to talk about trends in local and state politics, and analyzes the climate of both. Join us Thanksgiving evening to learn more. (Original air date November 28, 2013.)
Our topic this week is young immigrants, immigration reform and our nation's future." Co-hosts John Pearce and Ray Schwab welcome as their guest Dr. Erika Sutherland of Muhlenberg College. She has been active in the Lehigh Valley's Latino community for 15 years, and brings her perspective on the important issue of immigration to the USA. Join us for much information and thoughtful discussion. (Original air date October 24, 2013.)
Matt Cartwright is nearing the end of his first year representing a gerrymandered congressional district that includes Easton and the Slate Belt. His voting record is as Democratic as the other congressman who represents the region, Charlie Dent, is Republican. Join Alan Jennings as he hosts Congressman Matt Cartwright on Lehigh Valley Discourse. They will talk about his impressions of Congress as an institution, the issues of our time and where he stands on them and what makes him tick. (Original air date October 17, 2013.)