Radio Show #38 – Stan Tekiela

Outdoorsman and nature expert Stan Tekiela – author of Birds of Massachusetts — is interviewed by Bernadette Duncan about local black bears and backyard birds.

Radio Show #37 – David Powers, Author

Author David Powers has written a definitive and compelling book about the father of Springfield, William Pynchon. David comes to Springfield this month to speak and to sign copies of his book. But first he joins Brad on Pioneer Valley Radio for an in-depth conversation about Pynchon’s life and times.

Radio Show #36 – Kathleen Delaney

“West Side Story” – the masterpiece of American musical theater, rarely presented in Western Mass. is about to open for a six performance run. Brad Shepard welcomes special guest, director, choreographer, performer, Kathleen Delaney.

Radio Show #35 – Congressman Richard Neal

In his debut on Pioneer Valley Radio, Congressman Richard Neal addresses the issue of the new Cathedral High School.
The Congressman also discusses Western Mass.’ economic future.

Radio Show #34 – Ray Kelly, The Republican

An interview with Ray Kelly, Assistant Managing Editor/Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Republican.

Radio Show #33 – Beverly Nadler

Beverly Nadler, Director, Adult Life, Springfield Jewish Community Center, is interviewed by Michael Harrison about adult programs available at the JCC.

Radio Show #32 – Suzanne Strempek Shea

Prominent local author/instructor/speaker Suzanne Strempek Shea is interviewed by Bernadette Duncan.

Radio Show #31 – Carolyn Engel Brennan

Executive Director of the East Longmeadow Council on Aging, Carolyn Engel Brennan, is going to run up 731 steps in Hartford!

Why? To support the American Lung Association. And you can help support her… Listen to her story.

Radio Show #30 – Longmeadow Close Up

Longmeadow Close Up: Economy, public safety, state and condition of the town and its future with special guest Longmeadow Selectman Paul Santaniello.

Radio Show #29 – Al DiLascia, Chairman of the Committee for Cathedral Action

The Diocese has finally announced their decision on three possible locations for the new Cathedral High School.
However, many are very unhappy with this decision and a feel a larger commitment is necessary.
Is the Diocese LISTENING to the community?

Listen to this in-depth conversation with Al DiLascia, Chairman of the Committee for Cathedral Action, as he discusses his frustration and dissatisfaction with the leadership of the church on this extremely important issue.

Radio Show #28 – Jen Calabrese-Corey of Wilbraham about Lyme Disease

Pioneer Valley Radio takes you inside the family of Jen Calabrese – Corey of Wilbraham.
Hear one woman’s courageous battle with the effects of Lyme disease.

Radio Show #27 – Al Zippen and The Shrine Circus

Al Zippen and the Melha Shrine Circus – April 23rd – April 26th, 2015.

Radio Show #26 – Bud L. Williams, Springfield City Councilman

Who is responsible for clearing the snow from the bus shelters?
Casino job training; are all neighborhoods and all persons being considered regardless of economic levels?
Should the jaywalking fine be raised from $1.00 to $25.00?
And the Eversource rate hike… what progress is being made in reducing it?

Join Brad Shepard as these issues are discussed in detail when he goes up close and personal with Springfield City Councilman Bud Williams.

Radio Show #25 – Sgt. John Delaney, Springfield Police Department

The homicide rate, shots fired at AIC, Mayor Sarno, Springfield Police Department’s ongoing war on crime – all brought into focus in an in-depth conversation with Springfield Police Department Sgt. John Delaney.

Radio Show #23 – Dawn Creighton, Vice President, “Dress for Success”

An important program and event for women entering or re-entering the work force! Everything from clothes to coaching available through Dress For Success! Dawn Creighton, the Western Mass Director of Associated Industries of Mass., talks about the nuts and bolts of the program and the big event – Common Threads – in April.

Radio Show #22 – John Flynn and Vinnie Villemaino on Education

A serious issue for the towns of Hampden and Wilbraham as school enrollment precipitously declines.

Chair of the Board of Selectmen John Flynn and Selectman Vinnie Villemaino summarize the issue, the impact on the town and the taxpayers and further discuss ongoing efforts to solve the problem.

Radio Show #21 – Holly Bell, Local Photographer

Local photographer Holly Bell offers complete in-home portrait photography for families who may be disabled or otherwise unable to go to a studio.

Radio Show #20 – Brian Lapis

Brian Lapis steps out of his role as a meteorologist and into the performing shoes of Fred Kelley in the MHC production of “The Big Broadcast” at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley!

Radio Show #19 – Juliette Britton, Owner, J. J. Hapgood General Store and Eatery

Juliette Britton, owner of J J Hapgood General Store and Eatery in Peru, Vermont, talks with Brad about special guest Paul McCartney’s surprise visit.

Radio Show #18 – Springfield City Councilor-at-Large Kateri Walsh

Michael Harrison interviews Kateri Walsh about her role as chair of the ad hoc Neighborhood Business Development Committee, including the impact of the coming MGM Casino on small local businesses, and other local issues.