Host John Pearce welcomes the Rev. Dr. Brett Hendrickson, an assistant professor at Lafayette College, to discuss Southwestern Mexican-Americans. John and Brett explore their religious practices and alternative medicine, including traditional healing.
Michael Kane, the Deputy Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Eastern PA District Office, joins host Sally Handlon. They discuss the role of the U.S. Small Business Administration in working with Lehigh Valley businesses and leaders, as well as some of the new programs to be introduced later this year.
Host John Pearce welcomes Reverend Sherry Blackman back to Lehigh Valley Discourse to discuss her recent work, REV-IT-UP, Tales of a Truck Stop Chaplain. Rev. Blackman details her experience in truck-stop ministry, exploring the ins and outs of the trucking industry as well as the intriguing personal lives of the individuals she meets on a daily basis. More information available at her website.
After 31 years, the leadership baton of ArtsQuest has been passed from the founding president/CEO Jeff Parks, to Kassie Hilgert. Host Sally Handlon and Kassie talk about her career path and the future direction of ArtsQuest as it reinforces its mission to use the arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities.
Cedar Crest College President Carmen Ambar joins host Sally Handlon to share the exciting accomplishments that Cedar Crest has achieved, especially in the last two years, as they lead up to their 150th anniversary in 2017. Just recently, College Choices listed Cedar Crest as one of the top women’s schools in the United States!
Local historian Frank Whelan, author of 100 Years of Service above Self: The Allentown Rotary Club 1914 - 2014, and current Rotary Club of Allentown club president, Christine Bauder, discuss the club's current projects and history (and, in the process, some of the history of Allentown).
Author Jeffrey Finegan joins host John Pearce in the studio to discuss the life and death of George Washington. Learn about our first President: his military service, love of farming, his slaves – all told from the point of view of Washington’s personal physician, Dr. James Craik.
Many know of the Bethlehem Authority as the quality water source for the City of Bethlehem and 10 surrounding communities. Aside from providing water, the Wild Creek reservoir has the potential to provide alternative energy support. Bethlehem Authority Exec. Steve Repasch and The Nature Conservancy’s Josh Parrish, join host Sally Handlon.
Jane Wells Schooley, principal of Northstar Team Development and Different Maker Coach, and Lehigh University Associate Professor of Management Corinne Post join Sally Handlon in the studio to discuss how the levels women attain either on the corporate ladder, or in the board room still remain disproportionate to their overall numbers.