Lehigh Valley Discourse

LV Phantoms owner Jim Brooks on Lehigh Valley Discourse

May 16, 2014

Jim Brooks, owner of minor league hockey team the LV Phantoms, joins host Sally Handlon to provide history and insight into owning the Lehigh Valley's newest sports franchise. (Original air date 5/15/2014)

Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Jr. on Lehigh Valley Discourse

May 5, 2014

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.

The business of branding on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Apr 18, 2014

  Sally Handlon takes a look at the business of branding with one of Pennsylvania's most well-known brands: Penn State University. Joining Sally in the studio will be two PSU Alums: Letterman's Club member Tom Donchez and PSU Lehigh Valley Advisory Board Chair Howard Kulp. (Original air-date April 17, 2014).


Bob Donchez and Tom Perez on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Apr 18, 2014

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. 

Ed Donley on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Apr 7, 2014

"From Farmboy to CEO" describes our guest this week: Ed Donley, former Chairman, President, and CEO of Air Products & Chemicals. Co-hosts John Dodds and John Pearce chat with Mr. Donley on his meteoric rise in the business world here in the Lehigh Valley, from very humble beginnings in Michigan. His is a fascinating, inspiring story. (Original air-date, April 3, 2014).

Iron Pigs on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Mar 30, 2014

Spring is here, and it's time to start talkin' baseball. Hosts John Pearce and Steve Aaronson welcome Iron Pigs Media Relations Assistant, Alec Scercy, and Director of Promotions and Entertainment, Lindsey Knupp. Topics include prospects for the Iron Pigs in 2014 and new and exciting things coming to Coca Cola Park. Play Ball! (Original air-date March 27, 2014).

Women's History Month always brings an update of what is happening at our own top 10 women's college, Cedar Crest. President Carmen Ambar joins host Sally Handlon with updates on the college's progress over the past 5 years and as it heads into its 150th anniversary in 2017.

In addition, Cedar Crest's freshman study experience will be discussed as Leymah Gbowee, author of the memoir Mighty Be Our Powers, visits the campus in April. (Original air-date March 20, 2014).

"Colonel Washington and Me" on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Mar 6, 2014

Learn about the extraordinary relationship between Colonel George Washington and his slave William Lee. Host John Pearce chats with guest Jeff Finegan, a Washington historian and author of a charming book, Colonel Washington and Me. You'll hear about our first President from a different perspective. (Original air-date February 27, 2014).

Live, Work, and Play in the Lehigh Valley

Feb 25, 2014


Join host Sally Handlon, Becky Bradley, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Joyce Marin, Executive Director of ReNew Lehigh Valley for a discussion on the Lehigh Valley - Live, Work and Play. Each organization presents a different perspective. (Original air-date February 20, 2014).