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Insights with LehighValleyNews.com on WLVR | September 1, 2023

Protest at Lehigh Valley Hospital
Olivia Marble
Willow Feeney at the protest in front of Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Each week, Insights with Lehigh Valley News features some of our reporters talking about the stories they’ve been following.

These journalists are experts in their beats and offer a deeper understanding of the stories they’re working on here in the Lehigh Valley.

This week, guest host Ryan Gaylor and Parkland reporter Olivia Marble discuss the story of the Lehigh Valley’s unusually high rate of medical child abuse diagnoses.

Some accused parents and their families say that it’s the result of false accusations and a broken system, while national experts say the higher-than-average rate of the diagnoses of the condition in the Lehigh Valley is just a doctor who’s good at her job. Also, what it means to look for the truth.

Plus, Molly Bilinski shares the results of a survey from Lehigh Valley News and Muhlenberg College about how the Valley’s residents feel about their environment.

Residents are especially concerned about disappearing open space, but the survey found that what someone cares about depends largely on where they live. Ryan and Molly determine that there’s hope.

Listen below...

Insights 9/1/2023 - Olivia
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Insights 9/1/2023 - Molly