Lehigh Valley Discourse

Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm

ArtsQuest's New CEO on LV Discourse

Mar 31, 2015

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.

(Original air-date: 3/26/2015)

President of Cedar Crest College on LV Discourse

Mar 23, 2015

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!

(Original air-date: 03/19/2015)

The Allentown Rotary Club on LV Discourse

Mar 19, 2015

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).

(Original air-date 3/12/2015)

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. 

(Original air-date: 2/26/15

Wild Creek Reservoir's Potential on LV Discourse

Mar 12, 2015

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.

(Original air-date: 3/05/2015)

Women on Boards and in Business on LV Discourse

Mar 4, 2015

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.

How to Run for Local Office on LV Discourse

Feb 16, 2015

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)


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)


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)

Workplace Discrimination on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Jan 29, 2015

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)