George Miller and Kate Scuffle's guest this week is Julie Thomases, Chairperson of the Allentown Sustain-a-Ball. In its third year, the annual event is being held at the Allentown Brew Works on May 3, 2014 and celebrates initiatives to protect and preserve natural resources in Allentown. (Original air-date: 4/28/2014)
In celebration of National Poetry Month, host Bathsheba Monk speaks with two Pennsylvania poets about their respective works and inspirations. Marjorie Maddox discusses her latest collection of poems Local News from Someplace Else, and Jerry Wemple describes his newest publication The Artemas Poems. (Original air-date 04/21/14)
Hosts Paul Willistein and George Van Doren welcome the three first-place winners in the Lehigh Valley Press Ninth Annual Student Poetry Project, a yearly collaboration held each April in honor of National Poetry Month. The respective winners from each age category Hannah Kurczeski (elementary school), Olivia Sica (middle school), and Lucas Crampton (high school) read their winning poems and discuss their inspiration. (Original air-date April 21, 2014)
The Society of the Arts (SOTA) of the Allentown Art Museum is back with the 2014 SOTA Show House, a beautiful mansion in historic downtown Bethlehem opening to the public on April 26th. Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle will talk with Show House co-chairs Shirlee Neumeyer and Sherry May about this year's gem, dubbed "Downton Abbey" for its grandeur and connection to the Moravian community. (Original air-date April 14, 2014).
Touchstone Theatre's latest community-based initiative, Journey from the East explores the history of Chinese immigration in the Lehigh Valley. The first of two productions, "Journey: Dream of the Red Pavilion," will run from April 3 - 13.
Hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller talk with author and director, Mary Wright, and Touchstone's general manager and ensemble member, Emma Chong, about this theatrical, human journey and what it takes to put it all onstage. (Original air-date March 24, 2014).
Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University continues its performance season with offerings such as the "Moscow Festival Ballet" to "A Couple of Blaguards, Irish Tales" to the "Bach Choir Festival". Administrative Director Andy Cassano and Artistic Director Deb Sacarakis join host Candi Staurinos highlighting the rest of the season's events. (Original air-date February24, 2014).
In celebration of Black History Month, author Philip Reiss joins host Bob Cohen to talk about his recently published work Blue Eyes on African-American History: A Learning Adventure. (Original air-date February 17, 2014).
Host Dave Fry speaks with Dick Boak, archivist and special projects manager at Martin Guitar, about Martin Guitar celebrating 180 years, the history of American music and the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition "Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin" on view now through December 7, 2014. (Original air-date February 3, 2014).
Host Bathsheba Monk fires the starting gun on a New Year of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon by welcoming to the show editors of and contributors to the new book of essays, A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality and Female Athletes. This is the third book in a series about sports edited by Dr. Joel Nathan Rosen and Dr. David C. Ogden. Dr. Martha Reid, who wrote the lead essay in the book, will join what promises to be a lively discussion about women in professional sports. (Original air-date January 6, 2014).