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

 

Host Dr. Kamran Afshar, discusses the results of the Lehigh Valley's first quarterly economic review of 2015. He's joined by Moravian College Adjunct Professor and Univest Senior Vice President Josh Dodd as well as the CKHobbie Group President Matt Hobbie.

 

(Original air-date: 2/5/2015)

 

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare -- What's coming up in 2015 and how does it affect you? Host John Pearce welcomes Joanne Grossi, Department of Health & Human Services Regional Director, and Antoinette Kraus, PA Health Access Network Director.

(Original Air Date: 1/29/2015)

Workplace Discrimination on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Jan 29, 2015

We focus on workplace discrimination this week. John Pearce welcomes guests Jane Gagliardo (plaintiff), Pat Reilly, Esq. (her lawyer), and the Rev. Sherry Blackman (author of Call to Witness which tells the very human ordeal of a woman with multiple sclerosis).

(Original air-date: 1/22/2015)

Bethlehem's Southside Ambassador Program on LV Discourse

Jan 16, 2015
lehighvalleylive.com

Host Sally discusses the Southside Ambassadors, a new program bringing positive changes to the South Bethlehem community. Guests include: Dale Kochard of Lehigh University, Larry Eighmy of The Stone House Group, John Saraceno of Saraceno Design and Hector Lopez of the Southside Ambassadors.

(Original air-date: 1/15/2015)

What did Muhlenberg College find during their recent archeological dig at the Moravian Historical Society's historic Ephrata Tract?

Host John Pearce welcomes Muhlenberg College's Dr. Ben Carter and Moravian Historical Society Director Megan van Ravenswaay who share several behind the scenes stories about the historic dig!

(Original air-date 1/18/2015)

A Tribute to Those We Lost in 2014 on LV Discourse

Jan 15, 2015

John Pearce pays tribute to notables who died during 2014.  It's our annual honor to people who have made a difference in our world -- local, national and international.

(Original air-date: 1/1/2015)

Christmas Customs on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Dec 26, 2014

On this special edition of Lehigh Valley Discourse, host John Pearce welcomes Marlene Merz to discuss the various Christmas customs that we practice as we celebrate the holiday season.  With topics ranging from holiday music and gift giving to the history of old Saint Nick and even personal family traditions, John and Marlene invite you join them as they explore what Christmas really means.

(Original air-date: 12/25/14)

The Business of Girl Scout Cookie Season on LV Discourse

Dec 23, 2014
Nicole Frederick

Although we are in the midst of the "holiday cookie season," another cookie season will soon be under way - Girl Scout Cookie Season!  Did you know that this annual event is considered to be the largest "girl run" business in the world?  This week, we learn more about this 81-year tradition and the impact that it has made on past, current, and future women leaders.

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)

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