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.

Alexis Raskin

The Fall Membership Drive's partnership is discussed in depth with guests Jessica Dokachev, Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA, and Matt Petrozelli, CEO of Valley National Financial Advisors.

Rep. Susan Wild on LV Discourse

Oct 10, 2019
Shamus McGroggan

Host Alan Jennings talks with Representative Susan Wild, a Democrat who represents Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District which encompasses most of the Lehigh Valley.

WDIY's quarterly feature, Teen Scientist, hosted by Rhea Malhotra returns with guests, Jessica Wang and Daniel Fein. Plus, Parkland High School student Prathysha Kothare spotlights an educational effort in Kenya being spearheaded her fifth grade teacher, Tiffany Houser from Parkland School District.

We all need to know more about China nowadays. Guest Dr. Tineke D'Haeseleer, Assistant Professor of History at Muhlenberg College specializes in Chinese history, and is it a long one!

Host Sally Handlon welcomes guest from the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation to discuss the regional issues and approaches for the upcoming 2020 U.S. census.

Retired Federal Prosecutor Seth Weber on LV Discourse

Sep 13, 2019

Host Alan Jennings talks with Seth Weber, a federal prosecutor who headed the Allentown branch of the U.S. attorney's office until his retirement in 2011. They discuss gang violence in Allentown, former Allentown Mayor Ed Palowski's conviction, and more.


Anne Baum, Lehigh Valley Executive and Vice President of Distribution Channels and Labor Relations for Capital BlueCross, shares her insights on leadership with host Laurie Siebert.

South Sudan, a new country since 2011, is our topic. Guest Rev. Shelvis Smith-Mather is a missionary in that war-torn country, working with his wife in refugee camps. 

Shamus McGroggan

John Pearce's topic is, "Sports: college-level in the Lehigh Valley and at universities in general." He also delves into sport rules and women's roles.

Dr. Kamran Afshar is joined by Lehigh Valley business leaders to discuss the results of the latest quarterly economic survey of Valley businesses which indicates a coming slow down in the economy in the next year.


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