Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Lehigh Valley Arts Salon offers a weekly look at the many diverse cultural offerings in the area including interviews with representatives from the regions arts and culture organizations, visiting artists, feature stories and local music.   Listen every Monday night from 6:00 to 6:30 pm following NPR’s All Things Considered or catch up with a podcast right here on our website.

Trajectory Heart Project on LV Arts Salon

Aug 1, 2017

Thomas Mann, internationally known artist and native son of Alentown, and Ann Lalik, Penn State Gallery Director & Arts Coordinator, join hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller to talk about Mann's magical "Trajectory Heart Project" that has been traveling throughout the Lehigh Valley and been at the heart of workshops, galley shows, and mentoring events in downtown Allentown thanks to Penn State and City Centre. 

(Original air-date: 7/24/2017) 

'Billboard Boys' Director Pat Taggart on LV Arts Salon

Jul 21, 2017
Pat Taggart

Host Neil Hever talks with Pat Taggart, director of the new documentary "Billboard Boys", chronicling the contest of Allentown AM radio station WSAN in 1982.

What started as a short-term publicity stunt to see who could live on a billboard over a busy highway the longest transformed into a nearly year-long international phenomenon. 

(Original air-date: 7/17/2017)

Paxos Restaurant's Christopher Heath on The Inside Dish

Jul 21, 2017

Michael Drabenstott's exploration of the Lehigh Valley's food and culinary scene continues on this edition of The Inside Dish with guest Christopher Heath, executive chef at Paxos Restaurant Group, which includes blue grillhouse , Melt, Torre and Top Cut in the Lehigh Valley and Firepoint Grill in Newtown Square.

(Original air-date: 7/3/2017)

Mushroom Forager Rob Aptaker on The Inside Dish

Jul 20, 2017

Michael Drabenstott's guest on this edition of The Inside Dish is Rob Aptaker, a mushroom forager and cultivar from Allentown.

(Original air-date: 7/3/2017)

Previewing the CIRQUE IT! Festival on LV Arts Salon

Jul 12, 2017

CIRQUE IT! is Bethlehem's newest festival, a joyous 3-day celebration of the many faces of the circus arts, and a creative collaboration between ArtsQuest, Touchstone Theatre, and the Zoellner Arts Center (July 14-16, 2017). 

Cheryl Haughney and Lisa Baas join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to explore the exciting exhibitions and performances that make up Vision/Sound Allentown's '80s Art Scene ReVisited.

(Original air-date: 6/26/17)


The SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem was recently awarded the Rudy Bruner Gold Medal for Urban Excellence, a prestigious biennial design contest that honors "innovative urban placemaking."

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is opening another star-studded season with "Evita", and hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with the Festival's Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy and Jared Goldstein, Director of Production, about the highlights of this exciting season.

(Original air-date: 6/12/17)

Host Michael Drabenstott's culinary tour of the Lehigh Valley continues on our new monthly feature, The Inside Dish.

On this edition, Michael welcomes  Vica Shparber from the Black Forest Deli, which offers Russian and Ukrainian food out of their West Bethlehem location, and Chad Butters from 8 Oaks Craft Distillers, which has been operating for 16 months in the New Tripoli area, northern Lehigh County. 

(Original air-date: 6/5/17)

14th Annual SouthSide Film Festival on LV Arts Salon

Jun 8, 2017
Paul Willistein

The 14th annual SouthSide Film Festival (SSFF), June 13-17, in Bethlehem is the topic for this week's edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.

Host Paul Willistein welcomes guests Jeff Vaclavik, SSFF Board President, and Glenn Koehler, SSFF Director.

(Original air-date: 5/29/17)