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Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez on LV Discourse

Mar 22, 2018

Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez, who recently provided a "state of the city" presentation to Bethlehem's community leaders, joins host Sally Handlon to discuss that presentation which covers accomplishments in his first term and his vision for the next four years.

(Original air-date: 3/15/2018)

Economic Pulse: Week of 3/16/18

Mar 22, 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: 03/16/2018)

Kiwanis Club of Allentown on LV Discourse

Mar 20, 2018

The Kiwanis Club of Allentown celebrates 100 years in existence this year, including a gala on February 10.

Club leaders Tom HarpEnos Martin and Todd Siegfried tell us of the club's history and the many ways the Kiwanis Club of Allentown helps children from pre-school through high school.

(Original air-date: 02/22/18)

Dr. Jessica Cooperman on LV Discourse

Mar 19, 2018

Guest Dr. Jessica Cooperman of the religion studies department at Muhlenberg College talks about spiritual needs of U.S. soldiers and sailors in WWI.

The 20th century saw the rise of chaplaincy for non-Protestants, i.e. Jewish and Roman Catholic men in military service. NGOs such as the YMCA, Knights of Columbus and Jewish Welfare board all played roles to assure worship services and counseling for all military men.

(Original air-date: 03/08/18)

Economic Pulse: Week of 3/9/18

Mar 19, 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: 03/09/2018)

Health Savings Accounts on Your Financial Choices

Mar 15, 2018

Laurie Siebert discusses Health Savings Accounts and other related issues. Laurie also takes listener questions live on the air.

(Original air-date: 3/14/2018)

March is Women's History Month, and we're exploring work by and about women in the Valley on this edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.

First, hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller will talk with DanceLink creator/choreographer Sarah Carlson and composer Vernon Mobley about their new collaboration, "The Body Keeps The Score: Dancing with Trauma and Recovery", opening March 23 at the Ice House in Bethlehem.

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer on Take Charge of Your Life

Mar 8, 2018

This weeks' show featured the story of a remarkable gentleman - Mace Bugen, a 43-inch achondroplastic dwarf - figured out early in life how to make the world aware of his formidable presence. Eleanor Bobrow's guest was Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer who wrote "The Little Gate Crasher," a larger than life biography about her Great Uncle Mace, who overcame all obstacles standing in his way of success despite his disability.

Special Olympics on Take Charge of Your Life

Mar 8, 2018

Host Eleanor Bobrow interviews guests about the Special Olympics Annual Swimming event, which will be held in Bethlehem on Saturday, May 19. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics changes the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face.

At the Movies: Black Panther

Mar 8, 2018

"Black Panther" has nearly everything going for it - great cast, fantastic computer-generated imagery, and distinctive and impressive production design - except for a solid screenplay. The movie has been hailed as the first Marvel Cinematic Universe directed by an African American, Ryan Coogler, with an African American cast in lead roles. Chadwick Boseman, an extraordinary actor, is the main reason why "Black Panther" holds together. Michael B. Jordan has equally strong screen presence.

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