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Economic Pulse: Week of 5/11/18

May 24, 2018

A weekly look at the trends driving our nation's economy as well as the Lehigh Valley's economy.

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar airs Fridays at 5:44 pm and Mondays at 7:41 am.

(Original air-date: 5/11/2018)

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle preview the upcoming 27th season of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival with Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy and Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze.

The festival's season will run from June 1 to August 5, 2018 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University in Center Valley. A full 2018 calendar of events is available here.

(Original air-date: 5/14/2018)

Eleanor Bobrow focuses on how healthy lifestyle choices can help improve our physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. Dr. Meagan Grega, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Kellyn Foundation, joins Eleanor to discuss how the benefits of regular exercise, adequate sleep, supportive social connections, healthy food choices, and the art of balance can help to improve our future.

(Original air-date: 5/22/2018)

Easton Summer Cinema on Musings

May 22, 2018
Lafayette College

Kenn Michael previews Easton Summer Cinema,  a new film series taking place on the Lafayette College campus in Landis Cinema in Buck Hall. Kenn talks with grant writer Carol Inman and film buff Peter Coyne who started the film series as a way to get Easton residents together and talking in new ways.

Easton Summer Cinema runs from May 22 through July 24, 2018. Films are shown every Tuesday between 7 and 9 PM in Landis Cinema and admission is free. The films span a variety of genres and time periods but all relate to a local interest. The full list of films being show are:

Laurie Siebert and her guest, Attorney Mark Aurand at Greater Good, discuss accessible legal considerations for small business and non-profit start-ups.

Laurie and Mark also take listener questions live on the air.

(Original air-date: 5/16/2018)

Sarah Troxell of Galen Glen Winery on The Inside Dish

May 16, 2018

Michael Drabenstott continues his culinary tour of the Lehigh Valley in May with Sarah Troxell, who with her husband, Galen, owns Galen Glen Winery in Andreas, PA, about 15 miles northwest of Allentown.

(Original air-date: 5/7/2018)

Michael Drabenstott continues his culinary tour of the Lehigh Valley in May with Allison Czapp, Director of Buy Fresh Buy Local Greater Lehigh Valley, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building the greater Lehigh Valley local food economy.

(Original air-date: 5/7/2018)

Dr. Kamran Afshar discussed the April 2018 results of the Kamran Afshar/Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber quarterly economic review of Lehigh Valley businesses.

Joining Dr. Afshar were guests Neal Koplin (Executive Vice President and Lehigh Valley/Greater Delaware Region President at Peoples Security Bank & Trust), John Hayes (Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of New Tripoli Bank), Kerry Wrobel (President at Lehigh Vally Industrial Park), Mike Axiotis (President of Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group and Red Robin).

(Original air-date: 5/10/2018)

IRA Trusts on Your Financial Choices

May 14, 2018

Laurie Siebert and her guest, James J. Ruggiero Jr., Esq. AEP®, Managing Partner at Ruggiero Law Offices,  discuss IRA Trusts. Laurie and James also take listener questions live on the air.

(Original air-date: 5/9/2018)

On this edition of Take Charge of Your Life, Eleanor Bobrow talks about a program that Penn State Lehigh Valley has initiated to support first-year, first-time students called the Lion-Hearted Initiative. To learn about the program, Eleanor speaks with guest Dr. Denise O'Neill, the Director of Enrollment Management at Penn State Lehigh Valley.