Lehigh Valley Discourse

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Business
1:27 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Melinda Stumpf and Ryan Hill from PPL on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Melinda Stumpf, PPL Regional Affairs Director, Berks- Lehigh-Montgomery- Northampton counties.

Host Sally Handlon welcomes Melinda Stumpf and Ryan Hill from PPL's Regional Affairs office. They delve into the details of the current energy market in Pennsylvania, PPL Corporation's history, and its services including its response to power disruptions.

(Original air-date 7/17/2014)

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Sports
12:46 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Sports Writer Jack McCallum on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Host John Pearce speaks with eminent sports writer Jack McCallum from Sports Illustrated.  Jack, a Lehigh Valley resident and professor at Muhlenberg College, talks about journalistic writing and covering such NBA stars as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

(Original air-date 7/3/2014)

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Arts
10:08 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

Modern Day Town Criers on Lehigh Valley Discourse

David Rose

Hear ye!  Hear ye!  It's the town criers' call, dating way back... It may make you think eighteenth century, but did you know that town criers are still around in our century?  On this week's show, Jon Pearce welcomes two contemporary town criers: William Joseph and David Rose.

(Original air-date 6/26/2014)

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Education
12:59 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Easton Weed & Seed Program on Lehigh Valley Discourse

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. 

(Original air-date 6/5/2014)

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Arts
11:52 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Alan Jennings and Silagh White Examine Protest Songs on Lehigh Valley Discourse

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.

(Original air-date 6/12/2014)

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Education
11:57 am
Thu June 5, 2014

International High School Students Abroad in the Lehigh Valley on LV Discourse

This week's topic is studying abroad for highschoolers. Host John Pearce speaks with: Hugh McMullen, local coordinator of Academic Year in America; Vanessa Lukiewski, a German highschooler currently at Parkland High School; and her host mother, Marlene Merz. (Original air-date 5/22/2014)

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Business
12:39 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

LV Phantoms owner Jim Brooks on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Jim Brooks, owner of minor league hockey team the LV Phantoms, joins host Sally Handlon to provide history and insight into owning the Lehigh Valley's newest sports franchise. (Original air date 5/15/2014)

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Politics
11:41 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Jr. on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Host Alan Jennings welcomes Easton Mayor Salvatore Panto, Jr. to Lehigh Valley Discourse.

Sal Panto's name is almost synonymous with "mayor" in the city of Easton between his stint in the 1980's and his current term.  He is a booster of the city while being one of the most outspoken advocates for regionalism, even when the benefits for the city are not so apparent.

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Education
1:28 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

The Craft of Writing for Young Adults on Lehigh Valley Discourse

 

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Business
4:37 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

The business of branding on Lehigh Valley Discourse

  Sally Handlon takes a look at the business of branding with one of Pennsylvania's most well-known brands: Penn State University. Joining Sally in the studio will be two PSU Alums: Letterman's Club member Tom Donchez and PSU Lehigh Valley Advisory Board Chair Howard Kulp. (Original air-date April 17, 2014).

 

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