John Pearce

Program Host

From the age of 9, John had his sights set on a career in broadcasting.  But instead, he wound up teaching French and Spanish at Muhlenberg College for 40 years.  Now, in retirement, John gets to call the mic and earphones his buddies at our studios in eclectic South Bethlehem.  His signoff:  Remember to be gentle with your neighbor...

John Pearce looks at the fascinating story of 19th century African American preacher, Mrs. Zilpha Elaw, with guest Dr. Kimberly Blockett, Associate Professor of English at Penn State Brandywine who has written two books on her compelling story.

John is joined by Glenn Pearce, Director of Policy and Programs with Sustainable Energy for All in Vienna, Austria, who shares environmental initiatives including what international banks, private foundations, and governments can do to help the planet.

Host John Pearce sits down with Dr. Rebecca Price Janney, a prolific novelist who creates stories based on history. She shares her fourth book in her Easton series, Easton at the Crossroads, which tells parallel stories of Northampton County during the time of the U.S. Revolutionary War and a present-day history professor.

John Pearce and co-host Francisco review 2020 In Memoriam with tributes to notable Lehigh Valley residents; athletes; stars of stage, TV, and screen; musicians; authors; and more.