"From Farmboy to CEO" describes our guest this week: Ed Donley, former Chairman, President, and CEO of Air Products & Chemicals. Co-hosts John Dodds and John Pearce chat with Mr. Donley on his meteoric rise in the business world here in the Lehigh Valley, from very humble beginnings in Michigan. His is a fascinating, inspiring story. (Original air-date, April 3, 2014).
Spring is here, and it's time to start talkin' baseball. Hosts John Pearce and Steve Aaronson welcome Iron Pigs Media Relations Assistant, Alec Scercy, and Director of Promotions and Entertainment, Lindsey Knupp. Topics include prospects for the Iron Pigs in 2014 and new and exciting things coming to Coca Cola Park. Play Ball! (Original air-date March 27, 2014).
Women's History Month always brings an update of what is happening at our own top 10 women's college, Cedar Crest. President Carmen Ambar joins host Sally Handlon with updates on the college's progress over the past 5 years and as it heads into its 150th anniversary in 2017.
In addition, Cedar Crest's freshman study experience will be discussed as Leymah Gbowee, author of the memoir Mighty Be Our Powers, visits the campus in April. (Original air-date March 20, 2014).
The Lehigh Valley's cities have become a happening through an array of factors, including progressive civic and business leadership, activist mayors, young adults' interest in cities, tax incentives, location, location and location, Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton are on the map.
Join Lehigh Valley Discourse as host Alan Jennings welcomes the three cities' directors of community and economic development, Sara Hailstone, Alicia Miller Karner, and Gretchen Logenbach, Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (Original air-date March 13, 2014).
Where does our food come from and how does it get to our table? Host Pamela Varkony along with award winning writer, activist, and adventurer, Kelsey Timmerman, author of "Where am I Eating" take us on a virtual search the world for answers.
Learn about the extraordinary relationship between Colonel George Washington and his slave William Lee. Host John Pearce chats with guest Jeff Finegan, a Washington historian and author of a charming book, Colonel Washington and Me. You'll hear about our first President from a different perspective. (Original air-date February 27, 2014).
Join host Sally Handlon, Becky Bradley, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Joyce Marin, Executive Director of ReNew Lehigh Valley for a discussion on the Lehigh Valley - Live, Work and Play. Each organization presents a different perspective. (Original air-date February 20, 2014).
U.S. Representative Charlie Dent has catapulted to the national political stage because he has tried to bring some moderation to his caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. The so-called Tea Party conservatives' strident rhetoric and extremist tactics such as forcing a government shut-down placed many Republican Members of Congress at risk of losing the off-year elections in 2014. Congressman Dent is Alan Jennings' guest on Lehigh Valley Discourse. (Original air-date February 13, 2014).
Host John Pearce brings us an enlightening look at one educational effort in Ghana. Guests are Muhlenberg College sophomore Jordan Robbins and Franklin & Marshall graduate Lilah Thompson. The topic: Educating Children in Ghana through the Heritage Academy. Learn how you too can help. (Original air-date January 23, 2014).
Host Sally Handlon - It has been a year and a half (July 2012) since Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation has been led by Don Cunningham. There have been many changes - board and committees, staff, organizational focus and stakeholder accountability (communities, investors). Sally gets a chance to talk with Don Cunningham and Tom Garrity about what has been happening and where it is headed.