Radio Show #141 – The Somers Village Players present “A Mother, A Daughter, and a Gun”

The Somers Village Players bring you another evening of food, drink, laughter, shock, surprise and tears!

It’s the unique play, “A Mother A Daughter, and a Gun.”

Jess is having a bad day. She has discovered that she is pregnant and that her husband is cheating on her, so she has bought a gun to kill him, but is interrupted by her mother, Beatrice, who arrives to help with a party Jess has forgotten about, and to which she has invited a handful of strangers!

Director Christine Zdebski joins Brad Shepard for a closer look at this chaotic night in the theater!

Brad Shepard Today May 8, 2015

We built a lovely home…but on the wrong property.

Palmer deals with school threats, as these threats start to pop up elsewhere.

The Saw Doctors come to Springfield, special guest Beth Ward has more!

East Longmeadow fireworks this summer in jeopardy…find out how one local business woman is working to save them!



Today, May 7, 2015

Is a preview of REAL summer weather headed our way?

Holyoke fighting back on the state takeover of its under-performing public schools

Palmer police feeling strain of school bomb scares

Lock your cars in Ludlow!

And an update on downtown casino construction traffic!

David Powers, author, Damnable Heresy, William Pynchon, The Indians, and the First Book Banned in Boston

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.

Kathleen Delaney – Director, Choreographer, Performer – West Side Story

WEST SIDE STORY comes to Springfield.
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.

Carolyn Engel Brennan, Executive Director of the East Longmeadow Council on Aging

Executive Director of the East Longmeadow Council on Aging, Carolyn Engel Brennan, is going to run up 731 steps in Hartford!
To support the American Lung Association.
And you can help support her…..
Listen to her story.

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.

Jen Calabrese-Corey of Wilbraham about Lyme Disease

Pioneer Valley Radio take you inside the family of Jen Calabrese – Corey of Wilbraham.

Hear one woman’s courageous battle with the effects of Lyme disease.

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

Sgt. John Delaney, Springfield Police Department

Homicide rate
Shots fired at AIC
Mayor Sarno
Springfield Police Dept’s ongoing war on crime–
–brought into focus in an in depth conversation with Springfield Police Dept Sgt. John Delaney

Today, March 26th, 2015

Join us for a very special edition of Brad Shepard Today.

Is MGM Springfield going to dispossess the Red Rose?
Is time running out for Sheriff Ashe to relocate his addiction treatment center?
Monson finally unveils its new police Station and town office building.
Special guest, Monson chief of Police, Stephen Kozlowski has the story!

Dawn Creighton, Vice President of 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, Vice President of Dress for Success talks about the nuts and bolts of the program and the big event; Common Threads in April.


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.

Brian Lapis

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

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

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.