Brad Shepard Today At Large with G. Michael Dobbs
The Kateri Walsh Show
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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The Big Broadcast comes back to Holyoke, and with a new date!
A notable and long standing restaurateur has gone on…
Western Mass gas prices!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Help your Valentine quit smoking!
Police respond to 23 accidents this weekend.
Dunkin is offering free coffee to emergency responders this weekend!
How will your roof do with all the snow?
Avalanche alert!!!!!

Radio Show #72- Hampden County Sheriff
Nick Cocchi

In an exclusive conversation with Brad Shepard, newly-minted Sheriff of Hampden County Nick Cocchi reflects on his first days in office; his plans, challenges and position on issues inside and outside of prison walls.

From the opioid epidemic to the politics of corrections in Western Mass., here is Sheriff Cocchi at his most candid.

Radio Show # 71 – Rick Rubin, Columnist, Wilbraham-Hampden Times

Meet Rick Rubin – writer, producer, chef and columnist.

In this conversation with Brad, Rick talks about his running column in the Wilbraham-Hampden Times, “Suburban Living”… musings on life in Western Mass.

Radio Show #70 – Kevin Lynn

Growing skills, advancing careers, and equipping the Western Mass. job seeker with the required skills to succeed; FutureWorks Career Center in Springfield serves the workforce and the business community alike!

For anyone looking for work, or for a business looking for the right employee, Executive Director Kevin Lynn explains the myriad of services available at FutureWorks.

“America’s Money Answers Man”
Jordan Goodman

In his first program for the 2017 season on Pioneer Valley Radio, Jordan Goodman examines the changes looming for every aspect of the economy under the new administration. From health care to Wall Street to small business to ObamaCare to Macy’s (!)… it’s all here with Jordan Goodman – exclusively on PVR!

Radio Show # 69 – Becky Isaacson

Special guest Becky Isaacson, Director of Music, is the musical force behind the massive and imposing theatrical event, The Boar’s Head Festival, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield!​

Hear the inner workings of this huge undertaking… from the costumes and the music to the the camels, horses and goats.  It’s all here!

Radio Show # 68 – Peter Daboul

A Conversation with Peter Daboul
Michael Harrison talks with the retired Executive VP/CIO of  MassMutual.

“America’s Money Answers Man”
Jordan Goodman

Time for the Pioneer Valley’s financial “report card.” Jordan surveys the money markets, holiday spending for Western Mass. and offers an overview of forthcoming economic changes and what they could mean to you!

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

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!

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

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

Expert Neighbor: How to ride on the PVTA

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

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.

Radio Show #66 – Kim Lee

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

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.