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Politics
5:10 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Monica Willard Discusses the Int'l Day of Peace on LV Discourse

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."

(Original air-date 9/11/2014)

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Business
1:56 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

David Dunn of Lehigh University's Small Business Development Center on LV Discourse

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.

(Original air-date 9/4/2014)
 

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Health
12:57 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Jim Palmquist & Mary Jane Long from AARP on LV Discourse

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. 

(Original air-date 8/28/2014)
 

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Business
12:59 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

International Business Development on LV Discourse

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." 

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Education
1:51 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Distance Learning on Lehigh Valley Discourse

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.

(Original air-date 8/14/2014)

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Education
12:15 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Dr. Thomas Lubben and Carrie Moore Discuss Charter Schools on LV Discourse

Dr. Thomas Lubben

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).

(Original air-date 7/24/2014)

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Business
1:27 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Melinda Stumpf and Ryan Hill from PPL on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Melinda Stumpf, PPL Regional Affairs Director, Berks- Lehigh-Montgomery- Northampton counties.

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.

(Original air-date 7/17/2014)

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Sports
12:46 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Sports Writer Jack McCallum on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Host John Pearce speaks with eminent sports writer Jack McCallum from Sports Illustrated.  Jack, a Lehigh Valley resident and professor at Muhlenberg College, talks about journalistic writing and covering such NBA stars as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

(Original air-date 7/3/2014)

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Arts
10:08 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

Modern Day Town Criers on Lehigh Valley Discourse

David Rose

Hear ye!  Hear ye!  It's the town criers' call, dating way back... It may make you think eighteenth century, but did you know that town criers are still around in our century?  On this week's show, Jon Pearce welcomes two contemporary town criers: William Joseph and David Rose.

(Original air-date 6/26/2014)

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Education
12:59 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Easton Weed & Seed Program on Lehigh Valley Discourse

How does society help prisoners return as citizens to their family and neighborhoods? Host John Pearce explores the topic with guests Laura Accetta and Laura Savenelli from Easton's Weed & Seed Program--the only one still operating, out of 17 across PA originally. The program helps families re-integrate a member coming out of jail. 

(Original air-date 6/5/2014)

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