Allentown Art Museum Director David Mickenberg talks with host George Miller and Kate Scuffle about the Museum's exciting summer exhibitions, including Francisco Goya:Los Caprichos and Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow; new programs and - a summer of free admission!
The Lehigh Valley’s employment level has now exceeded its pre-recessionary high. However, not all the jobs lost have been recovered. Recoveries in the job market are seldom even across the sectors. Usually the new jobs are somewhat or a lot different from the ones lost. The same is true about the Lehigh Valley’s recovery. Many of the jobs lost are not going to come back. The Valley is moving in the direction of services and away form production.
Payroll employment increased by whopping 217,000 in May. Despite that, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.3%. The unemployment rate stayed the same despite the 217,000 new additions to payroll employment because the total number of unemployed increased by 46,000. How did that happen? This is basically a function of the definition of employment. The government’s definition of employed is very broad and appears to have been designed to underestimate the total unemployment.
How does society help prisoners return as citizens to their family and neighborhoods? Host John Pearce explores the topic with guests Laura Accetta and Laura Savenelli from Easton's Weed & Seed Program--the only one still operating, out of 17 across PA originally. The program helps families re-integrate a member coming out of jail.
It is farmers' market season again. The time to get out and buy locally grown produce, flowers, meats cheeses and fresh baked goods. Going to the farmers market is a great way to support our local businesses and eat fresh locally produced healthy food.
Host Laurie A. Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP® welcomes guest Attorney Kirby Upright from Bethlehem law firm King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul for an update on PA laws regarding same-sex marriage after the Whitewood decision. They also discuss estate planning issues and take listener questions live on-air.
Host Alan Jennings welcomes Silagh White, adjunct professor in Lehigh University's Baker Institute, to listen back to iconic protest songs and discuss their cultural importance. White is also Director of Arts Engagement and Community Cultural Affairs.
Eleanor Bobrow discusses preparing your child for an unpredictable world. Her guest is Marcie Lightwood, a parenting educator and seasoned group facilitator. Marcie is the Schools Program Coordinator for the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding, a social worker for the Trinity Episcopal Church Soup Kitchen, and provides parenting education for a number of human service organizations.
Host Bathsheba Monk speaks with Lafayette College Writer-in-Residence Lee Upton about her new collection of short stories, The Tao of Humiliation; as well as her other twelve books, and how she gets it all done while managing her job as an English professor.