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!
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.
Tim Fox and Sheila O'Connell from the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission join hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller to discuss the musical line-up for the popular Bethlehem Sculpture Garden Concert Series kicking off on Friday, June 13th.
Then, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy shares highlights of the 2014 Shakespeare Festival Season kicking off with "Fiddler on the Roof"!
Host Paul Willistein discusses the 11th annual Southside Film Festival (SSFF) running from June 10-14th in Bethlehem. Joining him in the studio is Jeff Vaclavik (SSFF board president), Glenn Koehler (SSFF director), and Ben Bertalan (SSFF film wrangler). (Original air-date 6/2/2014)
In its fifth year, the Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival showcases our region's finest cuisine as well as wine from around the world, all to benefit the Northampton Community College Foundation. Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with Festival Committee members Ashley Russo and Victor Bock about the festival's tantalizing treats. (Original air-date 5/12/2014)
Special guests Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art; Jan Glier Reeder, Consulting Curator at the Costume Institute at the Met; and Charles James, Jr., heir to the Charles James estate, join host Bathsheba Monk to talk about the exhibit opening on May 8th at the Met, 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion.'
Koda and Reeder, co-authors of the exhibit's companion book by the same name, will also discuss the expanded and enhanced Costume Institute at the Met, which is being unveiled with this exhibit. (Original air-date 5/5/2014)
George Miller and Kate Scuffle's guest this week is Julie Thomases, Chairperson of the Allentown Sustain-a-Ball. In its third year, the annual event is being held at the Allentown Brew Works on May 3, 2014 and celebrates initiatives to protect and preserve natural resources in Allentown. (Original air-date: 4/28/2014)
In celebration of National Poetry Month, host Bathsheba Monk speaks with two Pennsylvania poets about their respective works and inspirations. Marjorie Maddox discusses her latest collection of poems Local News from Someplace Else, and Jerry Wemple describes his newest publication The Artemas Poems. (Original air-date 04/21/14)
Hosts Paul Willistein and George Van Doren welcome the three first-place winners in the Lehigh Valley Press Ninth Annual Student Poetry Project, a yearly collaboration held each April in honor of National Poetry Month. The respective winners from each age category Hannah Kurczeski (elementary school), Olivia Sica (middle school), and Lucas Crampton (high school) read their winning poems and discuss their inspiration. (Original air-date April 21, 2014)