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.
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.
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.
Rick Boulay, M.D., Chief of Lehigh Valley Hospital's Division of Gynecologic Oncology, joins host John Pearce in the studio to discuss stories of cancer survivors -- reasons to give thanks this Thanksgiving.
Host Sally Handlon welcomes guest Becky Bradley, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, for a discussion on the Lehigh Valley: Live, Work and Play: Part 2 -- An update of the regional planning efforts that have occurred in 2014.
November 22nd will mark the 150th football game between Lafayette College and Lehigh University -- the "most played" game in all of college football. Guests from both schools discuss The Rivalry and its history, the upcoming game, and the exciting events planned in conjunction with the game -- to be played at a sold out Yankee Stadium!
Wanda Wood discusses her experiences living in a village in Malawi, southeast Africa, where she promotes improvements for the inhabitants. She also discusses her work done in the village including starting a school, building a church, restoring wells for water, and more.
Discover Lehigh Valley is celebrating it's 30th anniversary "building the Lehigh Valley into a bustling leisure and business travel destination while boosting the local economy as the official destination marketing organization for Lehigh and Northampton counties." Michael Stershic, President of Discover Lehigh Valley, discusses accomplishments and future challenges in the leisure and business travel industry.
Host John Pearce welcomes Rabbi Seth Phillips to the microphone. Rabbi Seth tells of his many experiences as a US Navy Chaplain, serving Marines in Okinawa, plus three trips to Iraq to support troops there. What is the future of religion? Rabbi Seth tackles this question and many others.