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

Author Jeffrey Finegan joins host John Pearce in the studio to discuss the life and death of George Washington.  Learn about our first President: his military service, love of farming, his slaves – all told from the point of view of Washington’s personal physician, Dr. James Craik. 

(Original air-date: 2/26/15

Wild Creek Reservoir's Potential on LV Discourse

Mar 12, 2015

Many know of the Bethlehem Authority as the quality water source for the City of Bethlehem and 10 surrounding communities.  Aside from providing water, the Wild Creek reservoir has the potential to provide alternative energy support. Bethlehem Authority Exec. Steve Repasch and The Nature Conservancy’s Josh Parrish, join host Sally Handlon.

(Original air-date: 3/05/2015)

Women on Boards and in Business on LV Discourse

Mar 4, 2015

Jane Wells Schooley, principal of Northstar Team Development and Different Maker Coach, and Lehigh University Associate Professor of Management Corinne Post join Sally Handlon in the studio to discuss how the levels women attain either on the corporate ladder, or in the board room still remain disproportionate to their overall numbers.

How to Run for Local Office on LV Discourse

Feb 16, 2015

How does a person run for local office? Which procedures must be followed? Our topic this week comes from the League of Women Voters: Running for Local Office -- a workshop. Join host John Pearce and guests, including Ken Mohr. 

(Original air-date: 02/12/2015)

 

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
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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)

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