Lehigh Valley Discourse

Host John Pearce discusses support for people with mental illness. Guests Michael Stolarik and David Yadush explain their role in this critical area in society:  Extended Acute Care.  With state hospitals mostly closed, learn what help there is for integrating folks with mental illness in our communities.

(Original Air-Date: 5/26/16)

Discussing Nursing Education on LV Discourse

May 5, 2016

Nursing, and particularly nursing education is our topic.  John Pearce's guests are heads of nursing departments in the Lehigh Valley: Dr. Wendy Robb of Cedar Crest College and  Barbara Lupole of Lehigh Carbon Community College.

 We talk about the history of nursing, what nursing curricula look like today, varied opportunities for nurses in the workplace, how to know if you are a good candidate for nursing, and more.

(Original air-date: 04/28/16)

What if there was a way to reduce the cost of health care for individuals, families, organizations and businesses without reducing the quality of care?

Join community host Sally Handlon in a conversation with Richard Master, founder, Chairman & CEO of MCS Industries and David Steil, business owner and former PA legislator on a recently released documentary entitled Fix It - Healthcare at the Tipping Point.

(Original air-date: 04/21/16)

Cedar Crest College Professors Scott Hoke of the Criminal Justice program and Christine Carpino of the Political Science department join host Galen Godbey to discuss key findings of the recent Lehigh Valley Research Conference.

(Original air-date: 03/31/16)

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)

Theology Professor Virginia Wiles on LV Discourse

Mar 16, 2016

Creativity, games and fun in education might be the title of this week's topic. Dr. Virginia Wiles, professor of Theology, has fun telling us of her escapades as a teacher and preacher. She asks, "If it's not fun, why do it?" On a more serious note, Dr. Wiles is a stroke survivor, and tells what it's like to recover.

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

Discussing Abraham Lincoln on LV Discourse

Mar 4, 2016

John Pearce welcomes guests Joseph Garrera and Jill Youngken of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum to discuss the life of Abraham Lincoln. How was Mr. Lincoln as a lawyer? Why are women attracted to his memory even today? What roles did Pennsylvania play in Mr. Lincoln's life? All this and more are discussed on this edition of Lehigh Valley Discourse.

(Original air-date: 2/25/16)

To celebrate Black History Month, host Galen Godbey's guests are Executive Director, Joseph Garrera, and Assistant Director and Chief Curator, Jill Youngken, of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.

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.