Alan Jennings

Arts
11:52 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Alan Jennings and Silagh White Examine Protest Songs on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Host Alan Jennings welcomes Silagh White, adjunct professor in Lehigh University's Baker Institute, to listen back to iconic protest songs and discuss their cultural importance. White is also Director of Arts Engagement and Community Cultural Affairs.

(Original air-date 6/12/2014)

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Politics
11:41 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Jr. on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Host Alan Jennings welcomes Easton Mayor Salvatore Panto, Jr. to Lehigh Valley Discourse.

Sal Panto's name is almost synonymous with "mayor" in the city of Easton between his stint in the 1980's and his current term.  He is a booster of the city while being one of the most outspoken advocates for regionalism, even when the benefits for the city are not so apparent.

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Politics
4:03 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Bob Donchez and Tom Perez on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Host Alan Jennings speaks with longtime Bethlehem city council member Bob Donchez just three months into his term as mayor talking about his plans for his mayoral term and the city's health and vitality.

 

Alan Jennings will also be speaking with Tom Perez, Secretary of US Dept. of Labor, talking about long-term unemployment benefits. 

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Politics
2:19 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Pa Rep. Ryan Mackenzie and Mike Schlossberg Finish Their Rookie Year as Legislators

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).

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Business
12:15 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Becky Bradley of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission on Discourse

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.)

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Health
10:32 am
Fri August 9, 2013

"ObamaCare" on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Ron Swinfard is the CEO of the largest employer in the Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley Health Network.  The pressure of implementing the Affordable Care Act, also known as "ObamaCare," falls on him more than, perhaps, any other individual in the region.  People are restless about their health care options, physicians are unhappy about the market and its impact on their profession, and competition between the big hospital systems leads some to wonder what the real motives are in health care these days.

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Politics
11:10 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Pawlowski on Pawlowski on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Ed Pawlowski is on a winning streak:  The Neighborhood Improvement Zone, authored and shepherded through the state legislature by Senator Pat Browne to provide powerful incentives for redevelopment of two key pieces of Allentown, is driving more than $500 million in new development; his proposal to cover the unaffordable pension obligations for city retirees by leasing the city's water system to Lehigh County Authority generated more than $200 million; the Philadelphia Phantoms will be joining the Lehigh Valley IronPigs as the top minor league franchises of the Phillies and Flyers, respect

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Education
10:50 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Lincoln Leadership Academy on Lehigh Valley Discourse

On Thursday, June 6th, the Lincoln Leadership Academy, a charter school founded by former public school principal Sandra Figueroa, will hold its first-ever commencement exercises.  That evening at 6 PM, Ms. Figueroa will be joined by two of her graduates on Lehigh Valley Discourse, hosted by Alan Jennings.

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Politics
12:43 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Democratic Candidates for Bethlehem Mayor on Lehigh Valley Discourse

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.

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Politics
5:35 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Democratic Candidates for Northampton County Executive On This Week's Lehigh Valley Discourse

(Lehigh Valley, PA)  WDIY’s weekly public affairs program Lehigh Valley Discourse will feature the candidates for Northampton County Executive on Thursday’s program, 6-7pm.

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