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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.

Radio Show #41 – Judy Matt

“The First Lady of Springfield” talks about the pancake breakfast, Bright Nights at Forest Park, the renovation of the Carriage House at the Barney Estate and so much more!

Radio Show #40 – Nick Tokman of “Deadliest Catch”

From Western Mass. to Alaska and the Bering Sea, Nick Tokman has realized his dream to sail into adventures on the high seas!

Radio Show #39 – Mayor Domenic Sarno

Mayor Dom Sarno joins Brad Shepard for an unflinching look at the road ahead, its challenges and potential.

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.