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)
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.
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).
Host Alan Jennings speaks with longtime Bethlehem city council member Bob Donchez just three months into his term as mayor talking about his plans for his mayoral term and the city's health and vitality.
Alan Jennings will also be speaking with Tom Perez, Secretary of US Dept. of Labor, talking about long-term unemployment benefits.
"From Farmboy to CEO" describes our guest this week: Ed Donley, former Chairman, President, and CEO of Air Products & Chemicals. Co-hosts John Dodds and John Pearce chat with Mr. Donley on his meteoric rise in the business world here in the Lehigh Valley, from very humble beginnings in Michigan. His is a fascinating, inspiring story. (Original air-date, April 3, 2014).
Spring is here, and it's time to start talkin' baseball. Hosts John Pearce and Steve Aaronson welcome Iron Pigs Media Relations Assistant, Alec Scercy, and Director of Promotions and Entertainment, Lindsey Knupp. Topics include prospects for the Iron Pigs in 2014 and new and exciting things coming to Coca Cola Park. Play Ball! (Original air-date March 27, 2014).
Women's History Month always brings an update of what is happening at our own top 10 women's college, Cedar Crest. President Carmen Ambar joins host Sally Handlon with updates on the college's progress over the past 5 years and as it heads into its 150th anniversary in 2017.
In addition, Cedar Crest's freshman study experience will be discussed as Leymah Gbowee, author of the memoir Mighty Be Our Powers, visits the campus in April. (Original air-date March 20, 2014).
The Lehigh Valley's cities have become a happening through an array of factors, including progressive civic and business leadership, activist mayors, young adults' interest in cities, tax incentives, location, location and location, Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton are on the map.
Join Lehigh Valley Discourse as host Alan Jennings welcomes the three cities' directors of community and economic development, Sara Hailstone, Alicia Miller Karner, and Gretchen Logenbach, Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (Original air-date March 13, 2014).
Where does our food come from and how does it get to our table? Host Pamela Varkony along with award winning writer, activist, and adventurer, Kelsey Timmerman, author of "Where am I Eating" take us on a virtual search the world for answers.