Allentown

Host Galen Godbey discusses the incubator and accelerator programs available for entrepreneurs in the Lehigh Valley which are driving innovation. His guests are Steve Boerner, Director and Co-Founder of Hatch House entrepreneurial center in South Bethlehem, and Dr. Mark Lang, Executive Director of the Charter Partners Institute, which works with the LVenture School Initiative in the Lehigh Valley.

(Original air-date: 6/9/2016)

Interview: Jarekus Singleton on Bluesville

Jun 8, 2016
Marilyn Stringer

Bluesville host Jack Adams speaks with Clinton, Missouri-based singer and guitarist, Jarekus Singleton,  about his upcoming performance at the 9th Annual Blues, Brews, and Barbecue festival in Allentown on Saturday, June 11, 2016. More details on Blues, Brews, and Barbeque can be found on the Hamilton District's website.

(Original air-date: 6/4/2016)

WDIY's Shamus McGroggan speaks with Gerard Longo, the PR & Marketing Coordinator  for PBS39, about the Lehigh Valley PBS TV station's annual BrewFest fundraiser which is in its sixth year. The 6th Annual BrewFest is happening June 4, 2016 at Coca Cola Park in Allentown. More information on the event can be found here.

(Original air-date: 6/3/2016)

Alternative Gallery's Brandon Wunder on LV Arts Salon

Mar 30, 2016

Brandon Wunder, director of Allentown's Alternative Gallery, joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to discuss the successes, plans and programming for this growing collaborative arts space.

(Original air-date: 03/28/16)

19th St. Theatre's Suzanne Baltzar on LV Arts Salon

Mar 18, 2016

Suzanne Baltzar, Movie Manager at Allentown's 19th St. Theatre, joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about the theater's film program, especially their Irish Film Festival.

(Original air-date: 3/14/2016)

Host John Pearce looks at Allentown as a city, 1950s to the present. Our guest, Jory Berkwits, is the author of My Bittersweet Homecoming (2015) based on his return to his childhood city after almost 40 years away from Allentown. A stroll thru the past and how this city has changed over a half century. 

(Original air-date: 03/10/16)

The Holidays in Downtown Allentown on LV Discourse

Jan 5, 2016
City Center Lehigh Valley

Santo Napoli, owner of The Archive and assembly88, and Mitch Hanna, Events and Marketing Manager for City Center Lehigh Valley, join community host Sally Handlon to talk about the first full holiday season for a redeveloped downtown Allentown as well as Santo's experience as a merchant on Hamilton Street since his 2013 LV Discourse show.

(Original air-date: 12/17/2015)

 

Stories of Allentown’s past is our topic.  Co-hosts John Pearce and historian Frank Whelan interview attorney Malcolm Gross about his grandfather and father, both mayors of Allentown.  Gross’ book, Two Mayors and a Lawyer (2013), tells much of Allentown in the past century.

(Original air-date: 11/12/15)

Penn State Lehigh Valley professor, Dr. Galen Godbey, hosts a discussion on building teamwork, social skills, and confidence in young people. Joining him are guests Irene Blough, foreign language teacher for the Allentown School District and founder of a ballroom dance program for middle school students, and Sis-Obed Torres, Director of Operations at the Lincoln Leadership Academy in Allentown.

(Original air-date: 9/10/2015)

Downtown Allentown on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Aug 27, 2015

Host Sally Handlon welcomes guests Jim Harbaugh, VP Sales & Leasing, City Center, and Don Bernhard, Community Development Director at Downtown Allentown Community Development Initiative, to discuss the whys and hows in transitioning from an economic development focus to a more broad-based community development approach in Allentown.

(Original air-date: 8/20/2015)

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