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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)
Credit Nicole Frederick

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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Health
1:20 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Dr. Rick Boulay and the Inspiring Stories of Cancer Survivors on LV Discourse

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.  

(Original air-date 11/27/2014)

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Business
2:18 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

LV Planning Commission Executive Director Becky Bradley on LV Discourse

Becky Bradley

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.

(Original air-date 11/20/2014)

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Sports
12:59 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

The Lehigh/Lafayette Football Rivalry on LV Discourse

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!

(Original air-date 11/13/2014)

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Education
1:57 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Wanda Wood on LV Discourse

Wanda Wood with Bill Damour from the American Embassy in Obock, Djibouti in 2010

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.

(Original air-date 10/23/2014)

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Business
12:23 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Michael Stershic, President of Discover Lehigh Valley, on LV Discourse

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.

(Original air-date 10/16/2014)

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Politics
11:48 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Rabbi Seth Phillips on LV Discourse

Credit Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley

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.

(Original air-date 9/25/2014)

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