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Radio Show #61 – Amanda Garcia

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Asst. Professor of Accounting and Finance at Elms College, Amanda Garcia continues along her distinguished career path with her appointment as the director for the college’s new Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.  In this conversation with Brad Shepard, Amanda will detail the origin and mission for the center, as well as her own passion for helping people discover their own leadership skills and potential.

Radio Show #60 – Ashley Kohl

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ASHLEY KOHL’S NEW CAREER!

Join Brad Shepard and his special guest, TV’s Ashley Kohl, as Ashley discusses her new career!

Hear the story behind Ashley’s journey, from co host of TV22’s popular Mass Appeal, to the pursuit of her life’s dream, the dance! Ashley has re branded her family’s business as “Ohana School of Performing Arts.”

Radio Show #59 – Kateri Walsh, Springfield City Council

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Michael Harrison interviews the local leader about key regional issues and her soon-to-be launched program here on Pioneer Valley Radio.

Radio Show #58 – G. Michael Dobbs of The Reminder

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G. Michael Dobbs of The Reminder is interviewed by Michael Harrison.

Radio Show #57 – Paul Santaniello Remembers Muhammad Ali

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Special guest Paul Santaniello takes you back in time with vivid memories of Muhammad Ali’s famous visit to Springfield in 1991!

Paul remembers the meeting, the trips around the city, and the touching visit the champ made to the children at Baystate!

Paul was “there”… and you will be as well when you listen to this special program!

Radio Show #56 – Tammy Young Coté

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Local author Tammy Young Coté offers young adults a great summer read!

Tammy talks with Brad about the third book in her series Merlin and Martha. You will hear how she captures the mind and imagination of young readers, with action, adventure, suspense, and a very positive message.

She discusses her newest release in this series, Darkness at #5 Elm St., in great detail!

Radio Show #55 – Sgt. John Delaney, Springfield Police Department

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From bank robberies to the opioid-heroin crisis, Sgt. John Delaney from the Springfield Police Department presents a “street’s – eye view” of the never-ending battle being waged by Springfield’s finest!

Radio Show #54 – Jordan Goodman

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It’s college graduation season. Brad and Jordan discuss student loans and the best way to manage them (consolidating, refinancing, income-based repayment plan), college alternatives, and money saving tips.

Radio Show #53 – Jack Griffin

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Hardly a “brand name” in the race for Sheriff of Hampden County, a career corrections professional, Jack Griffin has gained experience and insight into the substance abuse issues plaguing most inmates.  He wants to bring this experience to the post of Sheriff.

Jack fervently believes his identity as a “political outsider” makes him unique among the candidates.

In the first of several programs featuring the candidates in this race, Brad Shepard talks at length with Jack about his life, his professional history, and his vision for the Sheriff’s Department.

Radio Show #52 – Michael Kusek, Take Magazine

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An interview conducted by Michael Harrison with special appearance by Mark G. Auerbach.

Radio Show #51 – Michael Albano

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Brad Shepard talks with Michael Albano, currently a member of the Governor’s Council, who is running for Hampden County Sheriff.

Radio Show #50 – Hampden Country District Attorney Anthony Gulluni

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Brad Shepard interviews Hampden Country District Attorney Anthony Gulluni about his first year on the job.

Radio Show #49 – The Golden Age of 20th Century Entertainment

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Michael Harrison interviews Pioneer Valley Radio’s Brad Shepard about some of the great stars of the 20th century including Groucho Marx, Jack Benny and newspaper columnist/game show panelist Dorothy Kilgallen. This is the first of a series on the topic.

Radio Show #47 – Congressman Richard Neal

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In a one-on-one interview with Brad Shepard, Congressman Richard Neal discusses rural Western Mass’ opioid crisis, the Oregon shooting, MGM Springfield, GOP chaos, and Hillary Clinton’s emails.

This is the congressman at his most direct and unreserved observations.

Radio Show #46 – “Doubt: A Parable”

Doubt Poster_400Mark Giza, the Artistic Director of the Theater Guild of Hampden, discusses the Western Mass. premier production of the controversial play”Doubt: A Parable.”

Radio Show #45 – Patrick Berry

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The owner, president and publisher discusses the future of Westfield.

Radio Show #44 – Jordan Goodman

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An in-depth conversation with Brad covering everything from the Chinese economy to oil prices in the Middle East, right down to how they impact Western Mass economics, as well as the latest money saving facts and information.

Radio Show #43 – Mayor Domenic Sarno

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Brad interviews Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, who is incensed at the uptick in violent crime in his city.