Lehigh Valley Discourse

Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Provocative, informative and newsworthy;  Lehigh Valley Discourse brings you the people and the issues that move and shape our region.  With rotating guest hosts, you’ll hear engaging conversation about many subjects affecting the Lehigh Valley.  Listen every Thursday evening from 6 to 7 pm following NPR’s All Things Considered or catch up with a podcast on wdiy.org

Rep. Robert Freeman (D-Northampton), 136th District in the PA House of Representatives, talks about current legislation in Harrisburg, especially urban sprawl and transportation issues, discussed frequently in Lehigh Valley news.

(Original air-date: 07/02/15)

Host John Pearce talks with Dr. Allen Richardson, professor of Religious Studies at Cedar Crest College, about the changing scene in organized religion in the USA. Of particular note: Hinduism, the subject of his book Seeing Krishna in America.

(Original air-date: 06/25/15)

Stacey Milo & Teri Madison on LV Discourse

Jun 29, 2015

Along with starting and owning a business, home ownership also continues to be synonymous with the American Dream. Join community host Sally Handlon and guests Stacey Milo, Executive Director Teri Madison, Home Ownership Center Manager as they share the evolving history and role of the Neighborhood Housing Services of the Lehigh Valley.

(Original air-date: 06/18/2015)

In the first half of the show, Jack Lule speaks with Carmen Twillie Ambar, President of Cedar Crest College in Allentown. Then, John Pearce talks with Penn State Professor Galen Godbey.

(Original air-date: 06/11/2015)

Lehigh Valley Heritage Musuem on LV Discourse

Jun 5, 2015

Host John Pearce welcomes Jill Youngken, Assistant Director, and Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Historical Society, to discuss the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum in Allentown.

(Original air-date: 6/4/2015)

Host John Pearce welcomes out-going Muhlenberg College President Peyton R. Helm.  Having served at the college in Allentown since July 2003, Helm discusses his tenure at the institution, his experience as president, and his future plans.

LV Meet the Buyers Expo on LV Discourse

May 29, 2015

David Dunn, Government Marketing Director at LU SBDC, and David Grow, VP National Penn Bank, join host Sally Handlon to discuss the collaborative effort of the 10 business organizations behind the Lehigh Valley Meet the Buyers Expo.

This unique event provides small businesses the opportunity to network face-to-face with larger contacts throughout the Lehigh Valley. The second bi-annual Lehigh Valley Meet the Buyers Expo will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

Host Jack Lule welcomes Northampton County Executive John Brown to discuss the path that lead him to his career in politics and his current position in Northampton County.

(Original air-date: 4/30/2015)

Dr. Brett Hendrickson on LV Discourse

Apr 24, 2015

Host John Pearce welcomes the Rev. Dr. Brett Hendrickson, an assistant professor at Lafayette College, to discuss Southwestern Mexican-Americans. John and Brett explore their religious practices and alternative medicine, including traditional healing. 

(Original air-date: 04/23/2015)

U.S. Small Business Administration on LV Discourse

Apr 20, 2015

Michael Kane, the Deputy Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Eastern PA District Office, joins host Sally Handlon. They discuss the role of the U.S. Small Business Administration in working with Lehigh Valley businesses and leaders, as well as some of the new programs to be introduced later this year. 

(Original air-date: 04/16/2015)