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!

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.

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!

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.

Kathleen Delaney

Dance teacher, choreographer, director, actress, singer, restaurateur Kathleen Delaney talks with Brad about a special production at Palmer High School. ALMOST PERFECT. And supports young people’s introduction to the arts.

Tim Rooke, Springfield City Councilor at Large

The Church has announced their decision to merge Holyoke Catholic and Cathedral High…but no word in their announcement of where the new school will be built.
Or when.
Councilor at Large Tim Rooke says the Church is “terribly unorganized, and not run like a business.”

Michael “Bax” Baxendale, Co-host “Bax & O’Brien Show” on Rock 102

Michael “Bax” Baxendale of Rock 102’s “Bax & O’Brien Show” interviewed by Michael Harrison about localism in radio and the Springfield Metropolitan Area’s potential for prospering in the coming years.

Dr. Niels Rathlev, Chair of Emergency Medicine, Baystate Medical Center

Everything you need to know to protect yourself from the irreversible damage of Frostbite!

From a busy ER filled with weather related injuries, Emergency Medicine Chair, Dr. Niels Rathlev has some very good information to keep you safe in the cold!

James Woolsey, Superintendent of the Springfield Armory

Even a broken clock is right twice a day!

James Woolsey, Superintendent of the Springfield Armory, talks about the effort to get this wonderful historic clock working again!

Tim Rooke, City Councilor, City of Springfield

Who keeps the bus shelters clear and safe in this weather? The answer might well surprise you!
Join us for a conversation with City Councilor Tim Rooke for that and more!

Chris Cignoli, Director of Public Works, City of Springfield

City of Springfield Director of Public Works, Chris Cignoli answers every possible snow related question you may have – and sheds new light on the city’s attack against the snow!

Noelle Serafino, Passport Holyoke

Passport Holyoke’s Noelle Serafinio interviewed by Brad Shepard. Passport Holyoke is a non-profit dedicated to championing the city and pointing out its finer points and activities. Now and through Valentine’s Day, they are asking for people to take photos of Holyoke-related things for social media posting under the hook of, “I love Holyoke.”

Jeffrey Flood, Director of the Exit 7 players

Tickets are still available for the New Short Play Contest!
February 20-22, 2015

The eight dramas and eight comedies will be presented on two semifinal nights—Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21, 2015. The semifinal audiences vote to advance 2 dramas and 2 comedies per night to the finals on Sunday, February 22. After watching our 4 drama and 4 comedy finalists, Sunday’s audience will then select a winning play in each category. The winning playwrights each receive a cash prize of $150.

Jennifer Connolly, President of Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts

Pioneer Valley Radio’s Brad Shepard talks with Jennifer Connolly, President of Junior Achievement of Western Mass. She provides an update on JA’s forthcoming events, and further discusses JA’s larger goal of keeping the youth of Western Mass challenged and intrigued through the path of entrepreneurship, and the ability to own their own economic future!

Here’s the link to the Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts’ website.

Radio Show #003 – Brad Shepard & Michael Harrison: About Pioneer Valley Radio

A three-part conversation between Brad Shepard and Michael Harrison in which Michael interviews Brad about Pioneer Valley Radio’s mission, the state of broadcasting, Brad’s career and Brad’s perspective on key issues facing the Pioneer Valley.

Part 3 of 3.

Radio Show #002 – Brad Shepard & Michael Harrison: About Pioneer Valley Radio

A three-part conversation between Brad Shepard and Michael Harrison in which Michael interviews Brad about Pioneer Valley Radio’s mission, the state of broadcasting, Brad’s career and Brad’s perspective on key issues facing the Pioneer Valley.

Part 2 of 3.

Radio Show #001 – Brad Shepard & Michael Harrison: About Pioneer Valley Radio

A three-part conversation between Brad Shepard and Michael Harrison in which Michael interviews Brad about Pioneer Valley Radio’s mission, the state of broadcasting, Brad’s career and Brad’s perspective on key issues facing the Pioneer Valley.

Part 1 of 3.