Brad Shepard Today At Large with G. Michael Dobbs
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BRAD SHEPARD TODAY! Friday and the weekend March 24, 2017

Columnist Eugene Robinson at the Springfield Chamber

R.I.P. Dunkin Donuts Coolata

Veteran’s tax break in Holyoke

Home and Garden Show up and running at the Big E!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Amherst School Committee suspends search for a new superintendent.
New golf pro for Springfield!
Greenfield Police duck turns out to be a goose.
Berkshire teens are sentenced to perform Shakespeare.
Monson 17 year-old has a day named after him.
Sears’ days may be numbered.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

More problems for a troubled Chicopee Police Lt.
An authentic Chicopee hero… and an award.
Agawam man texts photos that should have been kept “private.”
Greenfield police place a duck in protective custody.
–much more!!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Spring in Western Mass.!

  • Bears are waking up
  • Baby squirrels are being born
  • Bats are confused (!)
Western Mass film makers alert!
Dinner theater in Hampden.
Free lectures on birds including field trips.
When is the next Western Mass. checkpoint?
Gas prices going up?
A local pizza shop – up close and personal!
— much more!

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs: What I’m Watching

Mike Dobbs watches a lot of movies and is sharing some of what he has recently seen that he thinks will be of interest to you.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 20th, 2017

East Longmeadow High School former athletic director’s troubles deepen.
Five finalists for the  Amherst College mascot names!
Post-Holyoke road race drunken vandalism.
Serious statewide bad opioid warning.
Southwick and Suffield’s rabid raccoons.
~ much more!!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, March 17th, 2017

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND!
The Holyoke St. Pat’s Parade and Road Race!
Local million dollar lottery winners!
Amherst Ballet Spring Fling! (with special guests Mary Ann Dennis and Sue Ann Townsend)
Angry Holyoke seniors reject Bingo instructions!

 

“America’s Money Answers Man”
Jordan Goodman

In his monthly visit with Pioneer Valley Radio, Jordan discusses corporate tax cuts as proposed by the Trump administration and the overall effect on the economy – interest rates, mortgages, inflation, and investment opportunities!

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs: Focus on Springfield

The landscape for media is always changing and that includes cable television and public access stations. John Abbott and Stephen Cary are the two people who are behind the efforts to change the programming and perception of cable access programming with Focus Springfield. They speak with G. Michael Dobbs about the motivations behind what they are doing in local media.  

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