Lehigh Valley Discourse

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).

Lehigh Valley's Quarterly Economic Review

Feb 7, 2014

Our host Dr. Kamran Afshar and guests David Kennedy, Chief Banking Officer, National Penn and Tony Ianelli, President, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, discuss Lehigh Valley's quarterly economic review. (Original air-date February 6, 2014)

Educating Children in Ghana

Jan 27, 2014

Host John Pearce brings us an enlightening look at one educational effort in Ghana. Guests are Muhlenberg College sophomore Jordan Robbins and Franklin & Marshall graduate Lilah Thompson. The topic: Educating Children in Ghana through the Heritage Academy. Learn how you too can help. (Original air-date January 23, 2014).

Host Sally Handlon - It has been a year and a half (July 2012) since Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation has been led by Don Cunningham. There have been many changes - board and committees, staff, organizational focus and stakeholder accountability (communities, investors). Sally gets a chance to talk with Don Cunningham and Tom Garrity about what has been happening and where it is headed. 

Host Alan Jennings speaks with PA Rep. Ryan Mackenzie and Mike Schlossberg about finishing their rookie years as legislators. These two talented, smart, hard-working twenty-somethings are rare among partisans these days: they get along, they work together, and they want to get something accomplished.  The conversation includes such topics as a reflection on their first year in office, their assessment of Pennsylvania politics and their peers in the legislature, some prognostication on the session ahead, including the 2014 elections, and much more. (Original air-date January 9, 2014).

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