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.
Passport Holyoke’s Noelle Serafinio is 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.”
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.
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.
Brad Shepard goes one-on-one with Springfield Mayor Dom Sarno in a candid conversation about his view of the city and its future. Topics include the war on violent crime in Springfield, the city’s finances, improvements in education (with much more needed) and the problem of regional homelessness, among others.