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Politics
10:57 am
Mon February 16, 2015

How to Run for Local Office on LV Discourse

How does a person run for local office? Which procedures must be followed? Our topic this week comes from the League of Women Voters: Running for Local Office -- a workshop. Join host John Pearce and guests, including Ken Mohr. 

(Original air-date: 02/12/2015)

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Finance
12:52 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Discussing the Quarterly Economic Review on LV Discourse

 

Host Dr. Kamran Afshar, discusses the results of the Lehigh Valley's first quarterly economic review of 2015. He's joined by Moravian College Adjunct Professor and Univest Senior Vice President Josh Dodd as well as the CKHobbie Group President Matt Hobbie.

 

(Original air-date: 2/5/2015)

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Health
1:28 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Discussing the Affordable Care Act on LV Discourse: How Does It Affect You?

 

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare -- What's coming up in 2015 and how does it affect you? Host John Pearce welcomes Joanne Grossi, Department of Health & Human Services Regional Director, and Antoinette Kraus, PA Health Access Network Director.

(Original Air Date: 1/29/2015)

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Education
1:28 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Workplace Discrimination on Lehigh Valley Discourse

We focus on workplace discrimination this week. John Pearce welcomes guests Jane Gagliardo (plaintiff), Pat Reilly, Esq. (her lawyer), and the Rev. Sherry Blackman (author of Call to Witness which tells the very human ordeal of a woman with multiple sclerosis).

(Original air-date: 1/22/2015)

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Business
12:56 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Bethlehem's Southside Ambassador Program on LV Discourse

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Host Sally discusses the Southside Ambassadors, a new program bringing positive changes to the South Bethlehem community. Guests include: Dale Kochard of Lehigh University, Larry Eighmy of The Stone House Group, John Saraceno of Saraceno Design and Hector Lopez of the Southside Ambassadors.

(Original air-date: 1/15/2015)

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Education
11:16 am
Fri January 16, 2015

An Historic Archaeological Dig at the Moravian Historical Society's Ephrata Tract on LV Discourse

What did Muhlenberg College find during their recent archeological dig at the Moravian Historical Society's historic Ephrata Tract?

Host John Pearce welcomes Muhlenberg College's Dr. Ben Carter and Moravian Historical Society Director Megan van Ravenswaay who share several behind the scenes stories about the historic dig!

(Original air-date 1/18/2015)

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Arts
1:34 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

A Tribute to Those We Lost in 2014 on LV Discourse

John Pearce pays tribute to notables who died during 2014.  It's our annual honor to people who have made a difference in our world -- local, national and international.

(Original air-date: 1/1/2015)

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Arts
11:50 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Christmas Customs on Lehigh Valley Discourse

On this special edition of Lehigh Valley Discourse, host John Pearce welcomes Marlene Merz to discuss the various Christmas customs that we practice as we celebrate the holiday season.  With topics ranging from holiday music and gift giving to the history of old Saint Nick and even personal family traditions, John and Marlene invite you join them as they explore what Christmas really means.

(Original air-date: 12/25/14)

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Business
11:49 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

The Business of Girl Scout Cookie Season on LV Discourse

Host Sally Handlon (left) with Girl Scout Jenna Eberhardt (right)
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Although we are in the midst of the "holiday cookie season," another cookie season will soon be under way - Girl Scout Cookie Season!  Did you know that this annual event is considered to be the largest "girl run" business in the world?  This week, we learn more about this 81-year tradition and the impact that it has made on past, current, and future women leaders.

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Education
1:34 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Lehigh University Professor Benjamin Wright Discusses the Septuagint on LV Discourse

Professor Benjamin G. Wright

Host John Pearce welcomes Lehigh University's Professor of Religion Studies, Benjamin G. Wright, to discuss the most ancient translation of the Old Testament--the Septuagint. This writing took the original Hebrew and translated it into Greek which would later play an important role in the transmission of the Old Testament.

Professor Wright, who specializes in Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity, is an accomplished author whose work includes co-editing A New English Translation of the Septuagint.

(Original air-date 12/4/2014)

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