Local Attorney, Professor and Prolific Author Steve Weisman

Amherst-based attorney and prolific author Steve Weisman, a professor at Bentley University in Boston, has become one of the most sought after experts on scams and identity theft in America – and this after being a victim himself.  The books that put him on the map? The Truth About Avoiding Scams (FT Press, 2008) and Identity Theft Alert (FT Press, 2014).  In this conversation, he describes the benefits for writers who specialize in an area of expertise and what motivated him to write more than a dozen books.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday April 4, 2017

Bill Cosby’s problems include a 48 year-old comedy bit.

Amherst round-a-bout.

The happy ending of “Scrunchie” (now Jameson) the puppy beaten and left for dead.

Gas prices up a bit.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 30th, 2016.

A new Taco Bell for Ware; the Hampden PD announces a “safety zone” for the transaction of internet purchases for the holidays. Michael Harrison is Brad’s special guest, joining him for a frank conversation about the Hampshire College flag issue and freedom of speech. Speaking of freedom of speech – an Amherst man who walked around the town naked a few years ago finally has his court case settled.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday November 28, 2016

Welcome to “Cyber Monday” in Western Mass; Dickens Days in Westfield; “A Christmas Carol; The Musical” in Ludlow; Dom Sarno on the flag protest in Amherst and the Mardi Gras shooting; valet parking in the South End, Christmas with Elvis in Holyoke… and so much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday,

  • Free shredding in Wilbraham
  • Indian Motorcycle Day
  • Foreclosures up in Western Mass….where does it go?
  • Cosby update

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday June 29, 2016

  • Bear sighting in Ludlow
  • Mass Pike is taking YOUR picture
  • Union Station stolen benches!
  • Amherst businesses are changing!
  • Bradley Airport tightens up
  • Judy Matt and Springfield’s Riverfront 4th celebration!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 6, 2016

  • People making news in Western Mass!
  • Sunset Grill and Pizza in Amherst!
  • Sarno and Williams families play FAMILY FEUD and eat, at HSST
  • Eversource warning, and scam alert! (again!)
  • THE WEEKEND!  Who is playing, and where they are!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend April 1, 2016

Westfield;

  • Stolen cab-ride
  • school bus stuck in the mud

Northampton moose on the loose

Scare-a-Con New England coming to MM Center

Springfield power outage

WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE !

Brad Shepard Today, Thursday January 28, 2016

  • Narcan now stocked in some public schools
  • Deerfield Port-O-Potty lawsuit
  • Balise may get their really big sign
  • Amherst says “No,” to this Spring’s Extravaganja”

Brad Shepard Today! Monday December 7, 2015

Holiday overview;

  • First day of Hanukkah! (Sunday)
  • Tree lightings; Court Square, and Wilbraham
  • Counterfeit bill
  • She drank 20 beers
  • Free pasta dinner at La Cucina for Toy for Joy
  • 1-91 new electronic sign calculates wait time
  • Pearl Harbor day

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday November 16, 2015

  • Westfield State University holds vigil for Paris
  • Local family raises awareness for lung cancer with Light In White for Lung Cancer Awareness with special guest; Amy Liptak Caruso
  • Heroin overdoses in Amherst, Ludlow and Springfield
  • Deadly Heroin batch in Western Mass
  • Inside the “green room” at Man Of La Mancha in Broad Brook, CT with special guest, Erica Romeo

Brad Shepard Today August 25, 2015

  • Amherst Break-ins
  • Puerto Rican Parade
  • First Citizen’s Police Academy in Chicopee
  • Armory Clock chimes again!

Brad Shepard Today! July 9, 2015

  • Flash Flood watch in effect
  • Bomb Scare at the Hall of Justice
  • 35 Wayne Street, Springfield, condemned! Neighbors are pleased.
  • Arson squad needs video help
  • Retired Judge Velis returns to preside over major suit
  • Holland Select board
  • East Longmeadow water main work

Brad Shepard Today weekend edition June 26, 2015

  • Rain and traffic survival information
  • Two brothers vision of a Holyoke open air market
  • massive drug bust in Palmer
  • Police are cracking down in Chicopee
  • Fireworks in Holyoke
  • Amherst traffic improvement