At Large with G. Michael Dobbs:
Carmine DiCenso, Executive Director of Dakin Humane Society

Carmine DiCenso is the new executive director of Dakin Humane Society, an organization that has made a huge difference in the Pioneer Valley. G. Michael Dobbs sat down with Carmine DiCenso to discuss his plans for the future – a Pioneer Valley Radio in-depth interview.

Radio Show #62 – Tina D’Agostino

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!

Radio Show #61 – Amanda Garcia

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

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

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

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

Radio Show #57 – Paul Santaniello Remembers Muhammad Ali

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

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

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 #53 – Jack Griffin

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

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

Radio Show #51 – Michael Albano

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

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

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

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

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

Radio Show #43 – Mayor Domenic Sarno

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

Radio Show #42 – Durham Caldwell

An interview with legendary local journalist and author Durham Caldwell conducted by Bernadette Duncan.