Fresh takes on beloved theatre classics are featured on today’s Arts Salon with hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle. Muhlenberg College faculty member Troy Dwyer has newly adapted, and directed, Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” for Muhlenberg Theatre, and actor Jim Benner is in Particle Theatre’s upcoming production of Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame”, directed by Norman Roberts and presented at Illick's Mill. (Original air date Nov. 18, 2013.)
Host Eleanor Bobrow talks with Rick Lavoie, author, educator and speaker on learning disabilities and Donna Henry, the head of The Hillside School, which offers opportunities for children with learning disabilities. Listeners will we learn ways to maximize the potential of children with learning disabilities through excellence in education. (Original air date November 18, 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. (Original air date November 15, 2013.)
Some very interesting local elections this year will lead to major changes in how we are governed. And, yet, too few of these races are determined by anything even close to a majority of voters. Consequently, only a handful of them will determine who will guide us for the next several years. Host Alan Jennings will be joined by Jim Flagg, editor of The Express-Times, and Bernie O'Hare, whose blog, "Lehigh Valley Ramblings," is the most-watched in the region. They will discuss who won, who lost, who really won, who really lost and how our lives will be affected over the next few years.
Sharon Kaucher, Coordinator of the Allentown Academy of the Arts & visual arts teacher at William Allen High School joins George Miller and Kate Scuffle on the eve of the annual Academy of the Arts “8x8” fundraiser, the popular showcase of 8x8 works by over 50 regional artists as well as Allen Academy of the Arts teachers, students, and alumni. “8x8” takes place on Wednesday, November 13 at Muhlenberg’s Baker Center for the Arts, from 4 – 6:30pm – but get there early for the best selection of fabulous, affordable art! (Original air date November 11, 2013.)
Host Eleanor Bobrow talks with Eric Bass and his wife Ines Zeller-Bass about ways to develop compassion and empathy for those individuals with late-stage dementia. We will learn about a technique called the TimeSlip method of story collecting from those affected by the disease, and understand that we can appreciate people with late-stage dementia through listening to their stories of despair and joy. (Original air date November 11, 2013.)