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Radio Show #78 – Bill Collins @ The Center Square Grill in East Longmeadow

In the Western Mass. world of restaurants, the Center Square Grill in East Longmeadow can only be regarded as a “hit!” Owner-operator Bill Collins joins Brad in a conversation about this most challenging business and how success may be created!

Center Square Grill • 84 Center Square • East Longmeadow, MA 01028
(413) 525-0055

Radio Show # 77 – Berkshire Film and Media
Collaborative’s “A DAY 2 PLAY”

Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) is proud to partner with Vitec Videocom to bring their nationally touring “Roadshow” to the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place on Friday, May 12th, from 11:30 to 6:30pm. This will be BFMC’s 4th Film and Media Exchange – “A DAY 2 PLAY” – with workshops and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest in production equipment! The event will focus on cost-effective production techniques designed for anyone in broadcasting, filmmaking, photography, communications and marketing.

The Exchange also includes lunch, keynote speech and networking opportunities with others in the industry.

Diane Pearlman, Executive Director of BFMC, joins Brad Shepard in a conversation to present all the facets of this event!

Radio Show #76 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

In his April visit on Pioneer Valley Radio, Jordan outlines seesawing interest rates and how they affect investments, retail and jobs.

Also, a report on credit card debt in America exceeding the one trillion dollar mark (!)

And, as always, Jordan presents ideas and possible strategies to cope.

Radio Show #75 – Don Anderson

Meet Don Anderson – Attorney, East Longmeadow Town councilman and owner of The Cruise Store. Interview conducted by Brad Shepard.

Radio Show #74 – Attorney
Christopher S. Todd

Attorney Todd started his own law practice in Springfield  in 2003, after graduating from Western New England College (now University) School of Law. His office handles criminal, personal injury and general litigation matters. Matthew B. Harrison discusses Attorney Todd’s practice, the rebirth of Springfield, and a few extra points of civic pride.

Radio Show #73 – D.A. Anthony Gulluni – STOP THE SWERVE!

Hampton county D.A. Anthony Gulluni has launched a public service campaign dedicated to highlighting the dangers of impaired driving for young drivers.

A billboard competition and prizes are included!

Here, the District Attorney gives Brad Shepard all the information to… STOP THE SWERVE!

Radio Show #72- Hampden County Sheriff
Nick Cocchi

In an exclusive conversation with Brad Shepard, newly-minted Sheriff of Hampden County Nick Cocchi reflects on his first days in office; his plans, challenges and position on issues inside and outside of prison walls.

From the opioid epidemic to the politics of corrections in Western Mass., here is Sheriff Cocchi at his most candid.

Radio Show # 71 – Rick Rubin, Columnist, Wilbraham-Hampden Times

Meet Rick Rubin – writer, producer, chef and columnist.

In this conversation with Brad, Rick talks about his running column in the Wilbraham-Hampden Times, “Suburban Living”… musings on life in Western Mass.

Radio Show #70 – Kevin Lynn

Growing skills, advancing careers, and equipping the Western Mass. job seeker with the required skills to succeed; FutureWorks Career Center in Springfield serves the workforce and the business community alike!

For anyone looking for work, or for a business looking for the right employee, Executive Director Kevin Lynn explains the myriad of services available at FutureWorks.

Radio Show # 69 – Becky Isaacson

Special guest Becky Isaacson, Director of Music, is the musical force behind the massive and imposing theatrical event, The Boar’s Head Festival, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield!​

Hear the inner workings of this huge undertaking… from the costumes and the music to the the camels, horses and goats.  It’s all here!

Radio Show # 68 – Peter Daboul

A Conversation with Peter Daboul
Michael Harrison talks with the retired Executive VP/CIO of  MassMutual.

Radio Show #67 – Helen Caulton-Harris

Pioneer Valley Radio welcomes Springfield’s Director of Health and Human Services, Helen Caulton-Harris.

In this conversation with Brad Shepard, not only does Ms. Caulton-Harris remind us that it is flu season in the region, and that free flu shots are available,  but also discusses the true seriousness of the virus, how to prevent it, and corrects much misinformation.

Radio Show #66 – Kim Lee

The Cancer House of Hope has a very special remembrance ceremony this November 17th.

It will honor and remember those who have been lost to the illness.. and it is especially comforting to family and friends.

Here to tell us more is Brad’s special guest, Vice President for Development at the Center for Human Development, Kim Lee.

Radio Show #65 – PR Executive Mark G. Auerbach interviewed by Michael Harrison

PR Executive Mark G. Auerbach interviewed by Michael Harrison. Includes: local authors Jeannie and Mark Gionfriddo’s forthcoming book signing at Odyssey in South Hadley, and Capitol Steps appearing in Cambridge.

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs:
Carmine DiCenso, Executive Director of Dakin Humane Society

Carmine DiCenso is the new executive director of Dakin Humane Society, an organization that has made a huge difference in the Pioneer Valley. G. Michael Dobbs sat down with Carmine DiCenso to discuss his plans for the future – a Pioneer Valley Radio in-depth interview.

Radio Show #62 – Tina D’Agostino

President of Symphony Hall and City Stage, Tina D’Agostino is excited about her new season!

She outlines it for us in a conversation with Brad, and also discusses her strategies for accommodating changing times and tastes to keep this vital cultural venue viable!

Radio Show #61 – Amanda Garcia

Asst. Professor of Accounting and Finance at Elms College, Amanda Garcia continues along her distinguished career path with her appointment as the director for the college’s new Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.  In this conversation with Brad Shepard, Amanda will detail the origin and mission for the center, as well as her own passion for helping people discover their own leadership skills and potential.

Radio Show #60 – Ashley Kohl

ASHLEY KOHL’S NEW CAREER!

Join Brad Shepard and his special guest, TV’s Ashley Kohl, as Ashley discusses her new career!

Hear the story behind Ashley’s journey, from co host of TV22’s popular Mass Appeal, to the pursuit of her life’s dream, the dance! Ashley has re branded her family’s business as “Ohana School of Performing Arts.”