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.

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.

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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.

Dr. Thaddeus Robinson on LV Discourse

Dec 3, 2019

John Pearce speaks with Dr. Thaddeus Robinson, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Muhlenberg College in Allentown.

Dr. Dustin Nash Discusses the Bible on LV Discourse

Dec 2, 2019
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

The Bible: Is there more than one? Creation stories – are they myths? Some folks claim the universe is 6,000 years old. How did scribes of yore work? How tricky are translations? 

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.

Alan Jennings welcomes guests from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Executive Director Becky Bradley and Managing Editor Matt Assad. 

Lutron Electronics

Host Kamran Afshar welcomes Ramin Mehrganpour, the new co-president of Lehigh Valley-based global lighting company Lutron Electonics. They discuss the organization, the challenges it faces, and its future.

Shamus McGroggan

Host John Pearce welcomes architect Paul Felder to discuss Easton's new conservation districts which are preserving older buildings in the city's neighborhoods as well as Sonya Thiel from the award-winning Goodspeed Musicals Theater in Connecticut who gives us a behind-the-scences look at the theater.