Lehigh Valley Discourse

Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm

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)

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)

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)

The Lehigh/Lafayette Football Rivalry on LV Discourse

Nov 21, 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!

(Original air-date 11/13/2014)

Wanda Wood on LV Discourse

Oct 24, 2014

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)

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)

Rabbi Seth Phillips on LV Discourse

Sep 26, 2014
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)

Marriott Renaissance GM Scott Bullock on LV Discourse

Sep 25, 2014

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 the PPL 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.

(Original air-date 9/18/2014)

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)

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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