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.

It's Opening Day for baseball, and Steve Aaronson and John Pearce welcome Mike Ventola -- Media Relations Manager for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

Host Sally Handlon feaures native plants, native insects and invasive species with guests Sue Tansits, co-owner of Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery, and Louise Bugbee of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection unit.


Brian Nester, President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network, joins Alan Jennings to talk about LVHN's work and outreach efforts in the community.

Laurie Siebert's guest is Dr. Jacquelyn Fetrow, President of Albright College in Reading, PA. They discuss Dr. Fetrow's driving forces and lessons she's learned to help her get to where she is now.

Did you ever wonder how charcoal is made? The difference between charcoal and coal? Or that Blue Mountain played a role? Guests from Muhlenberg College, Dr. Ben Carter and recent graduate Sean Kenney, explain it all.

Creative writing – novels, short stories, poetry is our topic. What workshops and grants are out there to help a fledgling writer? How does a young writer get started toward publication? 

Morning Call Reporter Riley Yates on LV Discourse

Feb 25, 2019

Alan Jennings speaks with Morning Call reporter Riley Yates. For readers of the Lehigh Valley newspaper, Yates may be a familiar name. He is the reporter who covers Northampton County’s courts, but there are many other fascinating aspects of Yates' life in addition to his work as a journalist.

Kamran Afshar discusses the results of the latest quarterly economic survey of Lehigh Valley businesses with leaders from the area's business community.

Discussing Support for the Arts on LV Discourse

Feb 14, 2019

Host Alan Jennings welcomes the leaders of some of the Lehigh Valley's most prominent arts organizations to explore the issue of support for the arts and the politics that inevitably ensue.

On this special two-part edition of Lehigh Valley Discourse, we focus on promising high school students in the Lehigh Valley, first looking at the fascinating clubs of William Allen High School in Allentown and then debuting our new quartely feature, Teen Scientist, by spotlighting a Moravian Academy student's scientific and business accomplishments.