Muhlenberg College

Dr. Kate Richmond on LV Discourse

Aug 29, 2018

John Pearce welcomes guest Dr. Kate Richmond, Associate Professor of Psychology at Muhlenberg College, to discuss her experiences teaching and researching topics concerning women and gender issues. They touch on feminism, classes with incarcerated young people, gender issues, and more. 

Dr. Richmond is the author of 'The Psychology of Women & Gender', set for a 2019 publication.

  (Original air-date: 8/22/2018)

Dr. Erika Sutherland Talks Immigration on LV Discourse

Apr 12, 2018

This week's topic is one that is often in the news: immigration. Our guest, Dr. Erika Sutherland, professor of Spanish at Muhlenberg College, has been actively supporting immigrants for 20 years. 

Which children are protected by DACA? What exactly is "sanctuary"? If you help an undocumented person, are you breaking the law?

She also talks about an upcoming event on April 28 where all can learn more about the topic.

(Original air-date: 04/05/18)

A mathematician with a sense of humor? Surely you jest. Actually, our guest this week was just that: Dr. William Duham, historical mathematician. He traces math's roots back to Africa, 40,000 years ago.

He talked about why mathematicians are often absent-minded, and about women's role in the discipline.

(Original air-date: 03/29/18)

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle explore two upcoming theater events in the Lehigh Valley.

Alfred Jarry's all-too-timely absurdist classic "Ubu Roi" has come to Muhlenberg College, and hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle preview the college's take on the subversive play.

Joining George and Kate are Professor Francine Roussel, Director of "Ubu Roi," and Professor Doug Ovens who composed the original score. "Ubu Roi" is produced by Muhlenberg College's Department of Theatre and Dance. The satirical play runs February 21-25, 2018 at Studio Theatre in Trexler Pavilion.

(Original air-date: 02/19/18)

Theater for the Sight-Impaired on LV Discourse

Jan 23, 2018

John Pearce discusses theater for the sight-impaired with guests Jessica Bien, Dept. of Theatre & Dance at Muhlenberg College, and James Van Horn.

They explain many ways the blind and nearly blind can understand and enjoy a theatrical performance in this 21st century emphasis that is growing.

(Original air-date: 1/12/2018)

Director Jim Peck joined hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about Muhlenberg College's current production of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George.

Sondheim's longing, luminous musical celebrates creative genius and the exquisite, excruciating process of trying to make art. Winner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize, it is perhaps the most intimate and personal work of Sondheim's career.  

(Original air-date: 10/30/17) 

Muhlenberg College will present Stephen Sondheim's musical, Sunday in the Park with George, from  Friday, October 27 to Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts. On this edition of Musings, host Kenn Michael talks with director James Peck who is also professor of theatre arts at Muhlenberg.

Sondheim's rarely-produced musical is based on a famous painting by Georges Seurat and centers on two artists who both strive to create masterpieces nearly a century apart.

Host John Pearce talks with Dr. James Bloom, professor of English at Muhlenberg College. Bloom discusses higher education and its critics, today's students, and courses he has taught, such as "Reading the NY Times" and "Jewish Humor."

He has written five books and is working on his sixth, Reading the Male Gaze in Literature and Culture. 

(Original air-date: 2/9/2017)

A fascinating project is ongoing at Muhlenberg College's Trexler Library: digitizing letters from students who were serving in armed forces abroad during WWII.

Host John Pearce welcomes guests Susan Falciani and Dr. Kate Ranieri to discuss what these letters reveal about that era. The students abroad were eager to hear of happenings at the college and in Allentown. Current students of media studies create documentaries based on the many stories from the 1940s.

(Original air-date: 1/26/2017)

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