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:

In this youth-focused two-part edition of Lehigh Valley Discourse, we explore two middle schoolers' fascinating History Day projects, and we speak with the high school students participating in WDIY's 2019 Youth Media Program.

Don Cunningham on Lessons with Leaders

Jul 11, 2019

Our quarterly Lehigh Valley Discourse feature Lessons with Leaders hosted by Laurie Siebert returns.

Single payer health insurance, offered and accepted throughout the world, gets a black eye by US lobbyists and commercial insurance PR. Unlike other “pay to play” areas within our government, this has a greater impact on all US citizens, not just special interest groups.

Alan Jennings continues his focus on Lehigh Valley politics with guest Phillips Armstrong, the Executive for Lehigh County.

 

Bethlehem's Firefighting History on LV Discourse

Jun 13, 2019

John Pearce talks with guests Nancy Rutman and Karen Samuels, authors of the book Firefighting in Bethlehem, PA, 1741 – 1917.

Master Gardeners on LV Discource

Jun 6, 2019

Serious gardening is our topic. Co-hosts John Pearce and Master Gardener Tom Ritter welcome three master gardeners: Consuelo Almodóvar, Bradley Kunsman and Lois Prytherch.

Linderman Library Discussion on LV Discourse

Jun 6, 2019

Linderman Library, a grand old building, prominent on the Lehigh University campus is our topic. Lois Fischer Black, Ilhan Citak and Alex Japha are librarians / historians who handle not only rare books, but other artifacts going back centuries.

Host Pamela Varkony speaks with two of the Lehigh Valley's most well-known and highly regarded philanthropic organizations.

The Morning Call

Alan Jennings continues his spotlight on local politics with Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure Jr.. McClure, a Democrat, unseated incumbent Republican John Brown in the 2017 county election.

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.

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