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.
Almost a year ago (10/2013), Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was in Allentown and announced that The Marriott Corporation would be joining our downtown Allentown development by locating one of their premier hotels with thePPL Center- Marriott Renaissance. This will be their 3rd location in PA, and 1 of 162, worldwide.
Host Sally Handlon talks with Scott Bullock, General Manager, about the Marriott's newest venture in the Lehigh Valley, scheduled to open in early 2015.
In recognition of the United Nations' International Day of Peace (September 21), our guest is Monica Willard, a Lehigh Valley resident, who is the United Nations Representative for the United Religions Initiative. Host John Pearce explores how this annual Day of Peace began and evolved, and how it is being celebrated including the "Peace Wave around the world."
What do the following PA companies have in common - Wavefront Research, Dynalene, General Sciences Inc., RDA Inc, Daniel H. Wagner Associated? One clue - remember organizations like Bell Labs and NASA?
Learn more about their common threads - SBIR and STTR - as David Dunn of Lehigh University's Small Business Development Center joins host Sally Handlon.
AARP -- You'll be surprised at the broad range of activities and causes that this organization embraces, supporting those over 50 years of age. Did you know that half of AARP members are not retired? Host John Pearce's guests this week, Jim Palmquist, AARP president for PA, and Mary Jane Long, Regional Lead for the Lehigh Valley, tell of the breadth of AARP.
Whether intentional or not, all businesses today have international exposure through the internet. Businesses that are seeking to expand their markets beyond the Lehigh Valley or US, need to understand the different "rules of the game."
John Pearce explores distance learning and distance education with guests Gaetan Giannini, Dean of the School of Adult and Graduate Education (SAGE) at Cedar Crest College, and Deb Booros, Dean of Lifelong Learning at DeSales University.
Host John Pearce discusses charter schools for arts education. Joining him in the studio is Dr. Thomas Lubben, founder of the Lehigh Valley Charter H.S. for the Performing Arts (Bethlehem) and founder of the Arts Academy Charter Middle School (Salisbury Twp.) and Carrie Moore, Alumnae Outreach Coordinator at Cedar Crest College and president of the board, Berks Arts Academy Charter H.S. (Reading).
Host Sally Handlon welcomes Melinda Stumpf and Ryan Hill from PPL's Regional Affairs office. They delve into the details of the current energy market in Pennsylvania, PPL Corporation's history, and its services including its response to power disruptions.