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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 6th, 2016.

NY not happy with MA over new marijuana laws–thinking it will create more traffic stops and work for them. Chicopee police stuffing cruiser with toys for kids this Christmas, at their Coffee With a Cop. She slapped the wrong woman… Ten dollar Tuesdays at Bright Nights! And free coffee at McDonalds!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 5th, 2016

Chicopee Police Dept.’s “Cop on the Top” Sunday at Walmart;
Holyoke Fire Dept. has tips to avoid tree fires this season;
CT Supreme Court to decide if the words, “I’ll hurt you,” are a threat;
fundraising for the community; Wendy’s Frosty lovers get a gift and it’s Krampus Day (!)”

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs: Robert Prince from Storm Ready in Chicopee

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In this edition of At Large with G. Michael Dobbs, Mike talks with preparedness expert Robert Prince, whose company Storm Ready helps people be ready to handle both man-made and natural disasters. Prince is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne and a Chicopee resident whose new sales platform is an Army surplus five-ton truck.

Online Holiday Shopping – Buyer Beware!

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Online shopping may be quick and convenient – but it can also be  a minefield.

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from hackers and phishers during the holidays.

A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas gift is in store for holiday theater goers!  Two men from the Exit 7 Players in Ludlow have created for your approval, “A Christmas Carol: A New Musical in Concert”!

Join Brad and his guests, book writer-director Jeffrey Flood and composer and lyricist Peter Hicks.  This is a completely original work and it is making its debut at Exit 7!

The performance dates are December 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8 pm, and December 11 and 18 at 2 pm. The Exit 7 Players Theater is located at 37 Chestnut Street in Ludlow, MA.
Phone: 413.583.4301

Haselkorn Inc. – 5 Basic Rules for Internet Security

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Scott provides a checklist of five easy ways you can protect yourself from hackers and other internet predators.

Expert Neighbor: How to ride on the PVTA

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In this installment, we will talk about how one goes about riding on the PVTA buses or vans, some information about whom they are and whom they service, and some tips for making it easy.

Radio Show #67 – Helen Caulton-Harris

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Pioneer Valley Radio welcomes Springfield’s Director of Health and Human Services, Helen Caulton-Harris.

In this conversation with Brad Shepard, not only does Ms. Caulton-Harris remind us that it is flu season in the region, and that free flu shots are available,  but also discusses the true seriousness of the virus, how to prevent it, and corrects much misinformation.

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs: Movie Picks and More!

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I’ve loved movies in a very big way since junior high. This new episode of the show will feature some of my current picks for movies in theaters and on DVD and Netflix.

Radio Show #66 – Kim Lee

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The Cancer House of Hope has a very special remembrance ceremony this November 17th.

It will honor and remember those who have been lost to the illness.. and it is especially comforting to family and friends.

Here to tell us more is Brad’s special guest, Vice President for Development at the Center for Human Development, Kim Lee.

Radio Show #65 – PR Executive Mark G. Auerbach interviewed by Michael Harrison

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PR Executive Mark G. Auerbach interviewed by Michael Harrison. Includes: local authors Jeannie and Mark Gionfriddo’s forthcoming book signing at Odyssey in South Hadley, and Capitol Steps appearing in Cambridge.

The Kateri Walsh Show: Michael Gordon, Photographer

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Kateri Walsh (l) interviews Michael Gordon (r), area photographer and award-winning photojournalist.

Be sure to visit a career retrospective of his photographs on view at the Jewish Community Center in Springfield from Oct. 26 through Nov. 11.

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs: Danny Eaton, Director, Producer, and Playwright.

Director, producer and playwright Danny Eaton has kept regional theater alive with the Majestic Theater that he founded 20 years ago in West Springfield. G. Michael Dobbs spoke to him about the challenges and rewards of presenting live theater in Hampden County.

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs:
Stephen R. Bissette

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Stephen R. Bissette has been hailed as one of the comic book industry’s most innovative and thoughtful creators. He will be making his last convention appearance at the Bing Comic-Con on Oct. 22 from 11 to 5 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church in Springfield, and sat down to speak with G. Michael Dobbs about the changes in the art form and industry.

Radio Show #62 – Tina D’Agostino

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President of Symphony Hall and City Stage, Tina D’Agostino is excited about her new season!

She outlines it for us in a conversation with Brad, and also discusses her strategies for accommodating changing times and tastes to keep this vital cultural venue viable!

Hats Off to a Hero

Walsh, BennettHATS OFF TO A HERO.  Retired USMC Lieutenant Colonel Bennett Walsh was honored yesterday (8/30) during the Boston Red Sox/Tampa Bay Rays game at Fenway Park.  Walsh, the son of Springfield City Councilor (and Pioneer Valley Radio program host) Kateri Walsh and retired USMC Captain Dan Walsh, was sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker as Superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home on July 6.  He served in combat during the Gulf War and in Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Walsh appeared on the Red Sox dugout in the middle of the fourth inning as the public address announcer introduced him and his photo was displayed on the stadium video screen. Walsh tells MassLive, “I am incredibly humbled and honored to be recognized as a veteran during the ‘Hats Off to Heroes’ ceremony. For an organization that I have loved my entire life to take time during a game to recognize veterans, the Soldiers Home, Western Massachusetts and the Marine Corps is a wonderful act of recognition for the U.S. military — both active duty and retired.” Walsh retired earlier this year after 24 years in the Marine Corps. Pioneer Valley Radio salutes the entire Walsh family for their years of service to our community.  See the video below  showing Walsh being honored.


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.”