Radio Show #366 – Shannon Watson and the Purple Pumpkins

This Halloween, how about a big ol’ purple pumpkin?

You can find one at Lulu’s Farm Stand in West Suffield, CT.

Why a purple pumpkin?

Lulu’s co-owner, Shannon Watson explains the reasons, and the benefit for kids who wish to “trick or treat” this Halloween!

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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Mayor Sarno meets with East-West Passenger Rail Committee representatives.
Fire Commissioner Calvi unhappy with student prank call.
Governor Baker announces Step 2 of Phase 3 for some communities.
Big E announces layoffs and salary cuts.
Holyoke Soldiers’ Home leaders face possible decades in prison.
Caleb Fontaine is Chicopee Boys & Girls Club “Youth of the Year.”
Pandemic Halloween: trick or treat alternatives.
Wilbraham families unhappy with attendance limits for athletics.
Holyoke Mall returns to normal working hours.
Westhampton bear destroys a food pantry.
Cannabis Control Commission approves certain rules on marijuana delivery.

Radio Show #271 – “The Eternal Allure of the Vampire!” With American International College Professor Dr. Lori Paige

Why has “the vampire” from the middle ages endured into the 21st century ?

This mystical, supernatural, and at times terrifying creature’s undeniable seduction of the reader and viewer’s imagination is probed in this conversation with Dr. Lori Paige of American International College in Springfield.

Dr. Paige not only teaches a class on this subject, but has authored books on it as well.

In this special Halloween-styled feature, Dr. Paige provides engaging insight into the creature’s impact on centuries of poetry, literature and the performing arts.

Brad Shepard Today! Halloween Edition and Weekend Wrap-Up

  • How did Western Mass react to the War of The Worlds radio panic? (Thank you to Ray Kelley)
  • East Longmeadow car vs. Agawam house
  • Springfield candy bar thief
  • Northampton pumpkin burial