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.

Other programs rotating on Thursdays at 6 PM:

Sally Handlon welcomes guest Eric J. Bartosz, a Lehigh Valley author of "Bar40 - Achieving Personal Excellence for Reaching Peak Potential."

Sally Handlon welcomes Raja Bhattacharya, Director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship with Northampton Community College, whose course focuses on developing an entrepreneurial mindset.

Analyst Chris Borick & Rep. Susan Wild | LV Discourse

Nov 12, 2020

Alan Jennings takes stock of the 2020 election with respected pollster and analyst Chris Borick, Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. Also, Alan welcomes Rep. Susan Wild (PA-07) with her reflections on re-election.

John Pearce welcomes Vanessa Romero, an instructor at Moravian Theological Seminary, to talk about her course, The Christian Tradition: from the Apostles to the Reformers examining the Christian Church during the Middle Ages.

Host Alan Jennings talks to the Democratic candidates for the PA House of Representatives in two districts that are up for grabs this year due to the retirement of the incumbents: Tara Zrinski in the 138th District Kevin Branco in the 131st District.

Alan Jennings continues WDIY's 2020 Election coverage with insight and observations from former Rep. Charlie Dent, Charlie Marcon of Duggan & Marcon and Richard Master of MCS Industries.

Voting and Election Special Panel | LV Discourse

Oct 22, 2020

Alan Jennings highlights voting and the upcoming general election with guests Molly Reynolds, Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution; RC Di Mezzo, Press Secretary for the Lincoln Project; Jeff Timmer, Co-Founder of Republicans and Independents for Biden; and Governor Christine Todd Whitman, National Chairwoman for Republicans and Independents for Biden.

Sally Handlon discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the arts in a conversation with Jeff Parks, Chair of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, author, and former president of ArtsQuest. 

Karen El-Chaar & New Teen Hosts | LV Discourse

Sep 25, 2020

John Pearce welcomes WDIY Classics host Karen El-Chaar to the interview chair and introduces us to WDIY's newest on-air hosts bringing a youth focus to the airwaves.

With the election just 60 days away, how safe is our voting process? What role might Hispanics play in the upcoming election? Alan Jennings begins his election year coverage by talking to Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure, Lehigh County Controller Mark Pinsley, and Delia Marrero of the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley.