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.
Host Alan Jennings speaks with PA Rep. Ryan Mackenzie and Mike Schlossberg about finishing their rookie years as legislators. These two talented, smart, hard-working twenty-somethings are rare among partisans these days: they get along, they work together, and they want to get something accomplished. The conversation includes such topics as a reflection on their first year in office, their assessment of Pennsylvania politics and their peers in the legislature, some prognostication on the session ahead, including the 2014 elections, and much more. (Original air-date January 9, 2014).
We're off to the Caribbean Sea this week, with host John Pearce. His guest, Caitlin Stilin Rooney, is doing very interesting social work there including small business development with vulnerable groups in the Dominican Republic. (Original air date January 2, 2014.)
Host John Pearce pays homage to notables who died during this year, from local philanthropist Inez Donley, singers Patti Page and Patty Andrews of the Andrews Sisters, Abigail "Dear Abby" Van Buren, baseballers Stan Musial and Earl Weaver, all in January, to Nelson Mandela and actors Peter O'Toole and Joan Fontaine in December. (Original air date December 23, 2013.)
City Center Lehigh Valley has been on the “top of mind” for Lehigh Valley community leaders for at least the past two years. Although there have been several articles in regional papers about City Center LV and presentations by Mr. Reilly at civic gatherings, tonight, we are fortunate to have City Center Lehigh Valley representative, Jim Harbaugh, EVP, COO, in the studio to share their review of what has occurred in 2013 and some anticipated events and dates for the coming new year. (Original air date December 19, 2013.)
From wide-eyed children to a homeless child, this is the season for and about children. The real test of our humanity is how we as a society treat the little innocents. On Lehigh Valley Discourse this week, host Alan Jennings welcomes Jane Ervin, CEO of Community Services for Children, and Marci Ronald, Vice President for Community Impact at the United Way. Listen in on the discussion of how well the Lehigh Valley fares in its treatment of our children, not just during the holidays but year-round. (Original air date December 12, 2013.)
Poetry Out Loud is our topic this evening’s program. Host John Pearce welcomes local poet Marilyn Hazelton and Kathy Odorizzi from the Allentown Art Museum. What is the poetry contest to be held at the museum? Why poetry in an art museum anyway? Join us to learn about this adventure.