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)

The Allentown Rotary Club on LV Discourse

Mar 19, 2015

Local historian Frank Whelan, author of 100 Years of Service above Self: The Allentown Rotary Club 1914 - 2014, and current Rotary Club of Allentown club president, Christine Bauder, discuss the club's current projects and history (and, in the process, some of the history of Allentown).

(Original air-date 3/12/2015)

Professor Daniel Haxall on LV Arts Salon

Jan 22, 2015

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Daniel Haxall, Associate Professor of Art History at Kutztown University, about the new exhibition Interventions in Printmaking: Three Generations of African-American Women at the Allentown Art Museum.

(Original air-date: 1/19/2015)

A Lehigh Valley Christmas in Concert 2014 on LV Arts Salon

Nov 23, 2014

Host Bathsheba Monk welcomes Miriam Huertas, Vice President of Allentown Initiatives at the Greater Lehigh Valley Chambre of Commerce, and Mike Krisukas, guitarist for Zen for Primates, to talk about the 18th Lehigh Valley Christmas in Concert taking place  on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown. Featuring area musicians doing renditions of their favorite holiday tunes in a variety of musical genres -- from Folk to Jazz and Celtic to Blues.

(Original air-date 11/17/2014)