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Insights with LehighValleyNews.com on WLVR | August 25, 2023

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Tom Shortell
About 20 conservatives gathered to watch the Republican presidential debate in Upper Macungie Township Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023 at an Americans For Prosperity event. Those in attendance agreed billionaire Vivek Ramaswamy carried the debate, but an absent Donald Trump remained popular.

Join Megan Frank every Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for Insights with LehighValleyNews.com on WLVR.

Each week Megan is joined by reporters to talk about the stories they’ve been following. These journalists are experts in their beats and offer you a greater understanding of the stories they’re working on.

This week, Megan had an in-depth discussion with Political Reporter Tom Shortell. On Wednesday, almost all of the Republican candidates running for president held their first debate. Tom joined a Debate Watch Party with 20 conservatives from the local branch of Americans for Prosperity and got their reactions. Most of the folks watching are backing Donald Trump, who did not participate in the debate.

Reporter Brian Myszkowski talks with Megan about a historic Black cemetery recently discovered sitting beneath a pocket park in Easton. A listing of those buried there includes potential members of the Buffalo Soldiers, an all-Black cavalry and infantry units that operated from 1866 until the end of the Korean War.

Insights with Tom Shortell for Aug. 25.mp3
Insights with Brian Myszkowski for Aug. 25.mp3