Lehigh Valley Discourse

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Business
11:46 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Cedar Crest College President Carmen Twillie Ambar on Lehigh Valley Discourse

What is this changing landscape for higher education?  How can a women’s college adjust to these “rapids of change?”  Join host Sally Handlon for this discussion with Cedar Crest College President Carmen Twillie Ambar and Women’s Leadership Institute Coordinator Arlene Peltola on this week’s program.

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Business
12:23 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Sustainability on Lehigh Valley Discourse

“Sustainability” has become one of those buzzwords that almost everyone is using.  But it might not mean the same thing to everyone.

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Business
6:08 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Pam Varkony Hosts Lehigh Valley Discourse Honoring Women's History Month

Kicking off Women's History Month, host Pamela Varkony will interview two of the Lehigh Valley's trailblazers, Diane Wittry, composer, author, entrepreneur, and the first woman conductor of the Allentown Symphony, as well as Dr. Stephanie Olexa, scientist, philanthropist, and the only woman to serve as president of the Lehigh Valley Angel Investors. Join Pamela and her guests for this live conversation. (Original air date March 7, 2013.)

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Arts
11:02 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Russian Ministries Twinning Project Focus of Lehigh Valley Discourse

John Pearce talks with Andrey Beskorovainiy and Allen Smith, both of whom are involved in a Russian Ministries "twinning" project, which has been developed to overcome cold war and denominational stereotypes between Russia and the U.S.

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Arts
11:00 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Islam the Focus of Lehigh Valley Discourse

This week’s topic is Judaism and Islam in the United States. Co-hosts John Pearce and Ray Schwab will interview Dr. Sharon Albert of Muhlenberg College. She teaches religion studies and lectures on Islam.  Listeners will have an opportunity to call-in during the program with their questions. (Original air date February 28, 2013).

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Business
11:45 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Dr. Alice Gast, President of Lehigh University, on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Host Sally Handlon welcomes Dr. Alice Gast, President of Lehigh University, which was recently ranked 38th in the nation by US News & World Reports annual report of national universities  which are research institutions that award degrees at every level.  She will be discussing the University and its path to the future as well as other aspects of running this higher education business. (Original air date February 21, 2013.)
 

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Politics
11:52 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Sister Simone Campbell on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Sister Simone Campbell was the leader of the "Nuns on the Bus," the group of activist Roman Catholic nuns who followed U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman and vice presidential canidate Paul Ryan, challenging his proposal to dramatically reduce spending for anti-poverty programs while cutting taxes for Americans in the highest income brackets.  She will speak at Northampton Community College on Thursday, February 7, at 7:30 PM.  Before she does that, though, she will be Alan Jennings's guest on Lehigh Valley Discourse, live at 6 PM on WDIY.

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Arts
3:42 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Philanthropy on Lehigh Valley Discourse

As the Lehigh Valley mourns the passing of philanthropist Linny Fowler, we'd like to re-post the program she participated in last December.

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Arts
4:59 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

TEACH Rwanda on Lehigh Valley Discourse

On this program the topic is TEACH Rwanda.  Co-hosts John Pearce and Ray Schwab interview the co-founders of this organization, Janet Brown and Cindy Grieshaber.  The Country Director, James Iyamuremye, will also join us.  TEACH Rwanda provides teacher education and children's enrichment to schools in Rwanda.  Join us for an enlightening discussion about an area of the world many of us know too little about. (Original air date January 31, 2013.)

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Politics
1:30 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Civil Rights the Focus of Lehigh Valley Discourse

With the national holiday celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., just days away, Alan Jennings will turn the attention of listeners to the civil rights movement.  Sheila Michaels, a veteran of the civil rights movement who worked for SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) and CORE (Congress for Racial Equality) in the early 1960's, knew and worked with some of the top leaders of the movement and has been featured among the movement's leaders in social history archives kept by various universities.

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