Becky Bradley is the new executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, replacing Mike Kaiser, who retired this summer after more than 40 years as its executive director. As a woman, as a newcomer, as a former city planner, as a young professional, she is breaking the mold. In a region that is growing, sprawling, segregated by class and race, with a market that is usually growing so fast it is hard to plan ahead, Becky will be facing plenty of challenges. Alan Jennings hosts. (Original air date September 12, 2013.)
The City of Bethlehem has a hotly contested race for mayor featuring two sitting City Council members. In a city in which Democrats vastly outnumber Republicans, this primary election is likely to choose the next mayor. J. William Reynolds and Robert Donchez will join host Alan Jennings on this week’s program.