In the first of two parts, this week's Economic Pulse covers the Employment and Purchasing Index of the Lehigh Valley; a quarterly survey of Lehigh Valley business, which collects close to 1000 observations per year. This quarter's results shows that optimism for local businesses is at its highest rate since 2007. For more information on the survey, please visit Kamran Afshar's blog here. (Original air date November 1, 2013.)
Host Laurie A. Siebert, CPA, CFP(r), AEP (r) welcomes her guest, attorney Jim Ruggiero, AEP(r). The two discuss life care planning - what it is and how to get started. (Original air date October 30, 2013.)
On Galactic Travels, the Special Focus for November is Galactic Anthems a.k.a. Glenn Adams. Sound, as much as music, has always fascinated Glenn, especially sound that has no earthly connection. One album of great influence on him was “Quatermass,” by Tod Dockstader. It was quite remarkable to Glenn that Dockstader could create such incredible sounds from such mundane sources as the air escaping from a balloon.
Host Eleanor Bobrow talks with Deborah Heiligman, author of the book, Intentions, about understanding the teenage world that is often confusing to parents and adults who care for them. (Original air date October 28, 2013.)
Hosts George and Kate welcome guest Janice Lipzin to the program to talk about this year's InVision Photo Festival, happening Nov 1-3 at the Banana Factory and SteelStacks in Bethlehem. (Original air date October 28, 2013.)
Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week. On this week's show, Dr. Afshar discusses how October’s consumer sentiment index dropped by almost 12% below its July high. Did the government shutdown had anything to do with consumers’ outlook and expenditure plans? Dr. Afshar shares his thought. (Original air date October 25, 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.)