Lehigh Valley Discourse

Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Sports Writer Jack McCallum on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Jul 10, 2014

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)

Modern Day Town Criers on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Jun 29, 2014

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)

Easton Weed & Seed Program on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Jun 20, 2014

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)

Host Alan Jennings welcomes Silagh White, adjunct professor in Lehigh University's Baker Institute, to listen back to iconic protest songs and discuss their cultural importance. White is also Director of Arts Engagement and Community Cultural Affairs.

(Original air-date 6/12/2014)

This week's topic is studying abroad for highschoolers. Host John Pearce speaks with: Hugh McMullen, local coordinator of Academic Year in America; Vanessa Lukiewski, a German highschooler currently at Parkland High School; and her host mother, Marlene Merz. (Original air-date 5/22/2014)

LV Phantoms owner Jim Brooks on Lehigh Valley Discourse

May 16, 2014

Jim Brooks, owner of minor league hockey team the LV Phantoms, joins host Sally Handlon to provide history and insight into owning the Lehigh Valley's newest sports franchise. (Original air date 5/15/2014)

Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Jr. on Lehigh Valley Discourse

May 5, 2014

Host Alan Jennings welcomes Easton Mayor Salvatore Panto, Jr. to Lehigh Valley Discourse.

Sal Panto's name is almost synonymous with "mayor" in the city of Easton between his stint in the 1980's and his current term.  He is a booster of the city while being one of the most outspoken advocates for regionalism, even when the benefits for the city are not so apparent.

The business of branding on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Apr 18, 2014

  Sally Handlon takes a look at the business of branding with one of Pennsylvania's most well-known brands: Penn State University. Joining Sally in the studio will be two PSU Alums: Letterman's Club member Tom Donchez and PSU Lehigh Valley Advisory Board Chair Howard Kulp. (Original air-date April 17, 2014).


Bob Donchez and Tom Perez on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Apr 18, 2014

Host Alan Jennings speaks with longtime Bethlehem city council member Bob Donchez just three months into his term as mayor talking about his plans for his mayoral term and the city's health and vitality.


Alan Jennings will also be speaking with Tom Perez, Secretary of US Dept. of Labor, talking about long-term unemployment benefits.