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.)
Host Laurie A. Siebert, CPA, CFP(r), AEP (r) welcomes her guests, Russell Wild, MBA, financial advisor and author of “Bond Investing for Dummies” and Kevin Brosius, CFP and financial advisor, as they discuss bond investing. (Original air date October 23, 2013.)
Host Eleanor Bobrow talks with Dr. Joyce Dougherty, Executive Director of The PROGRAM for Women and Families. The organization helps women offenders reunite with their children. They also provide services for at-risk youths and male offenders to re-enter the community, all done in a setting that helps to provide and create positive change for all involved. (Orignal air date October 14, 2013.)
Charles James interviews Philadelphia Film Festival Artistic Director, Michael Lerman on this week’s Lehigh Valley Arts Salon for the first segment on the program. The festival features over 100 feature films all day at five venues daily through October 27. Highlights are noted in the events section of WDIY’s website. The second segment of the program, Charles will talk with Brad Sears and Paul Grecian of the Lehigh Valley Guild of Craftsmen about their upcoming 28th Annual Holiday Marketplace Fine Art & Craft Show at the Swain School taking place October 26-27.
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.)
Hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller explore what’s new and not-to-be-missed on some of our Lehigh Valley stages for 2013-14, talking with Emma Chong of Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem, and Bill Mutimer of the Northampton Community College Theatre Department. (Original air date October 14, 2013.)