Lehigh Valley Discourse

Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm

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:

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.

Shamus McGroggan

Alan Jennings talks with community activist Hasshan Batts who works with the non-profit Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley to curb violence in Allentown.

World War II: Why does that period of our history continue to draw our attention? How did countries get into this war? What was the role of the Great Depression? 

Greater Valley YMCA's David Fagerstrom on LV Discourse

Aug 5, 2019

Guest David Fagerstrom, President and CEO of the Greater Valley YMCA, discusses the longstanding organization, its history in the Lehigh Valley, and plans for the future.