Let's Talk Let's Talk is home to hard-hitting but necessary conversations, brought directly to listeners' ears. Let's Talk about the tough topics that others shy away from. Let's Talk about what's standing in the way of community progress. Let's Talk about how we can be better Lehigh Valley neighbors and residents. Join host Dr. Hasshan Batts for a program that will leave you thinking.
Let's Talk

Let's Talk

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Let's Talk is home to hard-hitting but necessary conversations, brought directly to listeners' ears. Let's Talk about the tough topics that others shy away from. Let's Talk about what's standing in the way of community progress. Let's Talk about how we can be better Lehigh Valley neighbors and residents. Join host Dr. Hasshan Batts for a program that will leave you thinking.

Most Recent Episodes

Surviving Mass Incarceration: A Conversation with Keenan Hudson | Let's Talk

Dr. Batts welcomes guest Keenan Hudson, who was incarcerated at 15 years old for his role in a fatal armed robbery, spent 15 years in adult prisons, and has since transformed his life.

Surviving Mass Incarceration: A Conversation with Keenan Hudson | Let's Talk

'We Can't Lose Out Twice on Weed': Conversations with CSC's Tyrone Russell and Kevin Green...

Dr. Batts welcomes Tyrone Russell and Kevin Greene from the Cleveland School of Cannabis to talk about entrepreneurship and entering the growing cannabis industry.

'We Can't Lose Out Twice on Weed': Conversations with CSC's Tyrone Russell and Kevin Green...

'How Are You Really?': Conversations with NAMI's Leo Rooney and Darnell Scott | Let's Talk

Dr. Batts is back for a timely and important conversation about what mental health and mental illness really are with NAMI Lehigh Valley's Leo Rooney and Darnell Scott.

'How Are You Really?': Conversations with NAMI's Leo Rooney and Darnell Scott | Let's Talk

Coffee, Community, and Creating a Better Future: A Conversation with Dr. Cynthia Mota | Let's Talk

Dr. Batts welcomes Dr. Cynthia Mota, president of Allentown City Council to talk about the current matters of importance to the community, the importance of communication, as well as her background and connection to the city.

Coffee, Community, and Creating a Better Future: A Conversation with Dr. Cynthia Mota | Let's Talk

Black Wealth and 'the New Face of Philanthropy': A Conversation with Dwayne Jones | Let's Talk

Dr. Batts welcomes Dwayne Jones of Preventive Measures, Inc. and the Preventive Measures Foundation to talk about giving back to the community through philanthropic support, Black charitable giving, Preventive Measures' future plans, and more.

Black Wealth and 'the New Face of Philanthropy': A Conversation with Dwayne Jones | Let's Talk

Let's Talk About Reproductive Health: Conversations with Jamilla Campo and JoAnna Richards...

Guest host Katarah Jordan welcomes Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Jamilla Campo and local social worker JoAnna Richardson to offer their reactions and insight on the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade and the near-certain impact on health outcome statistics within communities of color.

Let's Talk About Reproductive Health: Conversations with Jamilla Campo and JoAnna Richards...

Let's Talk About Gun Violence: Conversations with CeaseFirePA's Adam Garber and Freedom Sc...

With the recent spate of mass shootings throughout the nation, Dr. Batts welcomes a conversation about gun violence in America and Pennsylvania with CeaseFirePA Executive Director Adam Garber, the Commonwealth's leader in advocating for an end to gun violence and Freedom School Director Katarah Jordan, who provides an educator's perspective on this deadly issue.

Let's Talk About Gun Violence: Conversations with CeaseFirePA's Adam Garber and Freedom Sc...

Let's Talk About Racism: A Conversation with Resurrected Life's Dr. Gregory Edwards | Let's Talk

Dr. Batts explores the history of racism and recent controversy around the issue with faith and community leader Dr. Gregory Edwards of the Resurrected Life Community Church.

Let's Talk About Racism: A Conversation with Resurrected Life's Dr. Gregory Edwards | Let's Talk

What It Really Means to Be Muslim: Conversations with Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy and Monerra L...

Dr. Hasshan Batts brings another tough, important topic to listeners' ears – Islam, and what it means to be Muslim in the Lehigh Valley – through conversations with Shaykh Mohammad Elshinawy from the Islamic Education Center of Pennsylvania, and Monerra Laila Hosin about unjust stigmas and stereotypes, Islam's peaceful reality and the holy month of Ramadan.

What It Really Means to Be Muslim: Conversations with Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy and Monerra L...

Increasing Opportunities and Reducing Recidivism: Conversations with Ivan Watson and Clayt...

Dr. Hasshan Batts sits down with Ivan Watson from the Watson Organization and Clayton Mitchell from Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals to talk about the work being done in Philadelphia to overcome neighborhood violence and reduce recidivism within the criminal justice system.

Increasing Opportunities and Reducing Recidivism: Conversations with Ivan Watson and Clayt...