Lehigh Valley Discourse

Provocative, informative and newsworthy;  Lehigh Valley Discourse brings you the people and the issues that move and shape our region.  With rotating guest hosts, you’ll hear engaging conversation about many subjects affecting the Lehigh Valley.  Listen every Thursday evening from 6 to 7 pm following NPR’s All Things Considered or catch up with a podcast online.

Click here for an archive of Lessons with Leaders, our quarterly feature hosted by Laurie Siebert featuring interviews with local leaders in a variety of fields. Click here for an archive of Teen Scientist, our quarterly feature hosted by Moravian Academy high school student Rhea Malhotra exploring innovative scientific advances from a teen perspecitve.

Lehigh Valley Reads on LV Discourse

Mar 10, 2020

Host Greg Capogna talks with Jill Pereira, Vice President of Education at the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, and Angela Zanelli, PBS39 Campaign Director for Lehigh Valley Reads, about the new children's literacy initiative.


Rev. Dr. James Jackson on LV Discourse

Mar 5, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Host John Pearce talks with Rev. Dr. James Jackson, pastor and professor, about "Understanding the Black Church and the African-American Experience in the USA."

Greg Capogna | WDIY

Host Alan Jennings takes another look at the non-profit Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley with gang member-turned-activist Hasshan Batts along with two gang members who are now working with Batts' organization: Jose Rivera and Keify McNear.

Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

How are the Lehigh Valley's businesses doing? How is the regional economy being impacted by planning and development? Host Kamran Afshar hosts a roundtable discussion on the results of the latest quarterly economic survey of Lehigh Valley businesses.

Feminism with Dr. Kate Richmond on LV Discourse

Jan 30, 2020

Host John Pearce is joined by Dr. Kate Richmond to discuss 'Feminism: What exactly is it? Are you a feminist without realizing it?'

The Morning Call

Greg Capogna welcomes Alan Jennings to the microphone at WDIY, this time as a guest instead of a host, to talk about his new book “The Pursuit of Fairness: Fighting for What’s Right in a World That’s So Wrong."

Teen Scientist #4 with Amulya Pillutla & Ahmad Abdel-Azim

Jan 6, 2020

Host Rhea Malhotra talks with two high school seniors about their scientific research involving oceanography, geology, single-cell genetics, and plant studies.

Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez and former SVP of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce Lynn Collins Cunningham join host Sally Handlon to discuss “Bethlehem, a 365 perspective”.

Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Alan Jennings hosts a wide-ranging discussion on criminal justice. His guests have both been vocal advocates for criminal justice reform -- Marvin Boyer, Political Action Chairman for the Easton NAACP, and Ed Angelo, an Allentown-based defense attorney.

Adrian Shanker on Lessons with Leaders

Dec 11, 2019

Laurie Siebert returns for our monthly feature, Lessons with Leaders, speaking with award-winning activist and organizer Adrian Shanker whose career has centered on advancing progress for the LGBT community.