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The Kateri Walsh Show: An Interview with Bob McCarroll

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Bob McCarroll explains the upcoming Question #5 on the November 8th Springfield ballot – The Community Preservation Act. The voting will determine if Springfield residents are willing to pay a slight increase in their property taxes to support historic preservation projects in the city.

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs: Brian Hale of the Bing Arts Center

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Brian Hale is the executive director of the Bing Arts Center located at 716 Sumner Avenue in Springfield’s Forest Park neighborhood. The Bing Arts Center is a multi-use hub for community cultural and artistic activity. The former Bing Theater opened in 1950 and served several generations of area residents until 1999 when it was taken by the City of Springfield for non-payment of taxes. The X Main Street Corporation a non-profit, purchased the property from the City in 2004 to create a catalyst for economic development and improved quality of life. The adaptive re-use of the building has created a place to enable citizens of Springfield and the Pioneer Valley to actively participate in a variety of artistic expressions.

G. Michael Dobbs is Managing Editor of The Reminder.

Expert Neighbor: A Look at Leash Laws

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dog w leashMatthew B. Harrison explains the lack of meaty state level laws regarding dogs and leashes and the supplementation local municipalities have provided with regards to their bylaws and ordinances.

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.”

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.