Paul Willistein

Winners of 11th Annual Student Poetry Project on LV Arts Salon

Apr 21, 2016

In celebration of April being National Poetry Month, the winners of the 11th Annual Student Poetry Project (sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Press and WDIY) read their poems live on the air. Lehigh Valley Press Focus editor Paul Willistein and Marilyn Hazleton, The Swain School poet-in-residence and published poet, welcome and speak with the winners in each of the three categories: Marina from Parkway Manor Elementary School with "Moon;" Jazlynn from Trexler Middle School with "Nightmare;" and Mia from Whitehall High School with "The Waters of Bosphorus Lie

The PA Blues Festival celebrates 24 years of Blues in the Poconos! Host Jack Adams speaks with Pennsylvania Blues Festival producer and organizer Michael Cloeren about this year's festival at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, running July 24-26.  For more information:

(Original air-date: 07/13/15)

2015 season of PA Shakespeare Festival on LV Art Salon

Jul 10, 2015

This week on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon, host Neil Hever speaks with Patrick Mulcahy, Producing Artistic Director of the PA Shakespeare Festival about the 2015 season.

At the Movies: Inside Out, an animated look inside the mind of a pre-teen girl, is by Disney-Pixar writer-director Pete Docter, who brought us Up and Monsters, Inc. Lehigh Valley Press movie reviewer Paul Willistein reviews the family comedy.

(Original air-date: 06/06/15)

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)