Lehigh Valley Discourse

Dr. Kamran Afshar presents the results of the Kamran Afshar-Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce quarterly survey of Lehigh Valley businesses

Host John Pearce welcomes guests Ashleigh Strange (who hosts All Things Considered on WDIY on Thursdays), Ben Worsham, and Mike Quashne who are active in the Lehigh Valley area's Civil Air Patrol.

Sponsored by the US Air Force, volunteers perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter-drug missions. Its focus is to promote leadership and citizenship.

(Original air-date: 4/27/17)

As an annual tradition, Cedar Crest College President Carmen Twillie Ambar will join community host Sally Handlon sharing the recent accomplishments and future plans of the college including the 150th anniversary events in 2017.  

 The new strategic plan has been approved and the shovels are poised to expand the college footprint. Tune in and learn about all the excitement on campus! 

You may have heard of Doctors Without Borders, but the topic of this edition of Lehigh Valley Discourse is a newer humanitarian organization with a presence in the Lehigh Valley called Engineers Without Borders, which partners with communities in developing nations and implements sustainable engineering solutions.   

IronPigs Celebrate 10th Anniversary on LV Discourse

Mar 24, 2017

With opening day just two weeks away, host Steve Aaronson welcomes the voice of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Matt Provence, and Sales Manager Peter Kandianis

2017 is the 10th Anniversary Season for the team, with lots of special events and activities.  Steve and his guests discuss all of that, as well as the on-field possibilities for the 'Pigs in 2017.

(Original air-date: 3/23/17)

Monocacy Chapter of Trout Unlimited on LV Discourse

Mar 10, 2017

Host Steve Aaronson welcomes guests from the Monocacy Chapter of Trout Unlimited

The topics are fly fishing and conservation -- and the Fly Fishing Film Tour that is coming to Steel Stacks on March 28th and 29th.

(Original air-date: 3/9/17)

Mike Gausling on Lessons with Leaders

Mar 3, 2017

Lessons with Leaders is a new quarterly feature of Lehigh Valley Discourse hosted by Laurie Siebert which will spotlight business and community leaders in their fields throughout the Lehigh Valley. The goal for the program is to be a reflection of how leaders are inspired, driven, supported, and ultimately successful. Lessons with Leaders will share with our community, our guest's dreams, setbacks and successes, as well as the hard work it took to accomplish their dream, their vision.

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)

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