Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 13, 2019

THC Quarantine for “vape” products.

CDC warns against eating any raw cookie dough.

MediShare, with Jordan Goodman.

Dean Foods owner of Friendly’s Ice Cream manufacturing, goes out of business.

Zonta celebrates its centennial year and honors a Springfield College President.

Columbia Gas Co continues its 4 year tradition of donating coats to local children in need.

MGM makes good its deal to shell out 1.8 million in community support agreements.

Body of man found inside a Springfield Chapel.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Mayor Sarno and the City Council lock horns on Police Dept. use of facial recognition.

Serial purse snatcher operating in Chicopee.

Jordan Goodman on China, Hong Kong, and the effect on Western Mass!

“Gentleman Jack” holds Thursday night benefit for Club One in Feeding Hills.

Lego wants to recycle their “bricks.”

New safety regulations for the limousine industry.

Longmeadow Unico beer and wine tasting returns to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Western New England University president leaving office at the end of the academic year.

West Springfield fireman honored for life-saving effort.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Train car catches fire in Gardner.

Jordan Goodman answers the big question: is a recession coming?

Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield hold their annual spaghetti supper fundraiser!

Springfield’s 911 remembrance.

8th Annual Amherst Block Party.

Westfield YMCA’s free exercise program, “Livestrong,” for cancer survivors .

For your autumn pleasure, a Woodstock-themed corn maze!

Drunk driver slams Springfield police cruiser.

Low Springfield primary turnout.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Pabst Blue Ribbon announces hard seltzer!

Shredding documents at Agawam Pack And Ship with Rich Cohen.

Jordan Goodman on the China trade standoff.

First new “T” cars created in Springfield by the CRRC MA plant.

Gas prices at historic summer low.

Great Barrington former treasurer to be arraigned on missing money charges.

Six Flags New England offering free admission for donations of 20 or more school supplies.

Texas man tears up Chicopee bar.

Wilbraham has a new fire chief.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Disney recalls “Forky” toy.

Springfield’s Dr. Seuss’ childhood home to be a museum.

Jordan Goodman on “free money” for Western Mass.

Escaped Pittsfield prisoner with a long criminal history said to be violent.

MassDOT looks to replace a Monson bridge.

Agawam and Feeding Hills open their cooling centers.

Baystate Health Systems offers “Watchman,” a new stroke prevention procedure.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Thoughts on Big Papi.

Jordan Goodman on the lowest interest rates in years!

Southwick restaurant owner pleads guilty to tax fraud.

Chicopee School Committee member pepper sprayed and arrested.

Discarded cannabis edibles are dangerous for dogs.

Springfield City Council looking to again toughen laws on dirt bikes.

Ryan McDowell sentencing postponed. Again.

More going on than just food at the Taste Of Amherst!

Big Y raises the age to purchase tobacco products!

Romanian national sentenced to 5 years in prison for installing skimming devices.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Payton Shubrick of 6 Bricks, LLC wants her cannabis shop in “Gasoline Alley.”
Acting Police Commissioner Clapprood terminates officer Daniel Cintron.
MGM outdoor concert keeps local residents awake.
Suffield man injured by falling tree.
2nd time in less than a week, police are called to an East Longmeadow bank.
Bicycle vs. car in Palmer.
Police seek Bernardston man who removed his ankle monitor.
Meaghan Burns, U.S. Navy, brought home to Deerfield after being the victim of a fatal shooting.
Hundreds of empty nip bottles are being thrown into the streets throughout Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New Easthampton restaurant: Hunt and Gather.
Ware sees changes in its town government.
Jordan Goodman talks about CarQ.com, a car buying service that can save you money!
Palmer Town Manager Charlie Blanchard retires.
Longmeadow residents are unhappy with a town bylaw, and want it “reviewed.”
Chicopee High School students donate groceries to Lorraine’s Kitchen.
Six Flags about to hire for the summer!
LEGO creates design for a new Lego playroom at Square One!
Ludlow couple pleads guilty to various counts of fraud of Freddie Mac.

Radio Show #228 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

In this visit with “America’s Money Answers Man,” Jordan examines the current state of student loans, some alternatives to literally no-interest-bearing savings accounts, a car-buying service that could save Western Mass. car buyers thousands of dollars on a new vehicle, and a program to help those in fields such as medicine, law enforcement, the military and other service fields save money buying or selling a home called “Heroes Come First.”

It’s all here with Jordan Goodman, heard exclusively in Western Mass. here on Pioneer Valley Radio!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Mayor Sarno’s blood drive competition set for MGM Springfield.
Strategies for attracting employment talent at the Springfield Regional Chamber.
New pastor comes to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.
Au Bon Pain in the Yankee Candle Village will close.
Big Y Foods the latest to eliminate single-use plastic bags.
New restrictions at Mercy Medical Center due to flu.
Jordan Goodman’s overview of the retail season and the forthcoming credit card bills!
Wendy’s in Westfield is damaged by fire.
Northampton Police Dept. is buying child car seats for families in need!

Radio Show #219 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

The holidays are over, and here come the staggering credit card bills!
Western Mass. winter energy costs.
Interest rates, loans and mortgage rates going forward.
The cost of the government shutdown in the Pioneer Valley.
The “Heroes Come First” program for our veterans.

It’s all in this program, with “America’s Money Answers Man,” Jordan Goodman.

Radio Show #215 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

Seasons greetings from “America’s Money Answers Man!”
In Jordan’s last program of the year, he notes the current dismal economic news from Wall Street – shrinking profits and a decline in small business optimism – but also the record-breaking, history-making personal spending for the holiday season. How is this reconciled?
Listen to his analysis!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 15, 2018

Non-hysterical weather forecast.
New addition to Bright Nights featuring the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee names special award recipient.
PVTA grants raise to its top administrator, following rate hike.
I-91 wrong-way driver charged with OUI, injuring a police officer, damaging a police car, and a slew of other violations.
Jordan Goodman on oil prices, and this season’s home heating costs.
Some Springfield City Council members want to reprise its efforts for a Civilian Police Commission.
American Medical Response acquires rival MedCare of Springfield.
Dakin’s Executive Director, Carmine DiCenzo, appointed to a national animal welfare board.

Radio Show #211 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

In Jordan’s November visit, he discusses the effect of the midterm elections on the major financial markets, home sales opportunities for veterans, the home heating season, predictions for holiday retail sales, and credit card issues.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Brynn Cartelli performs at the Log Cabin at the launch of a new book on women .
Southwick’s Farm Parade!
The Zoo at Forest Park receives $75,000 from the state’s 2019 budget.
The New England Health Center Nursing home in Sunderland announces it’s closing.
Moose and deer are more active right now due to breeding season, and the bears are coming out of hibernation and are hungry. Drivers are warned!
Jordan Goodman on consumer credit.
Michelle Love Provencher explains her creation, “The Iced Coffee Cozy.”

Radio Show #201 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

In a continuing series of programs devoted to financial news of use and benefit to Western Mass., Jordan Goodman looks at the challenge of continually rising interest rates.

The impact on loans, credit cards and other essentials is specifically defined by Jordan in his latest appearance on Pioneer Valley Radio.

Breaking consumer information and tips on how to take advantage of current conditions highlight this program.

How has the contentious Kavanaugh confirmation affected the markets?

You will hear Jordan’s thoughts on that as well!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Eastfield Mall is “de-malling.”
MGM Springfield’s first assault.
Jordan Goodman on the Fed’s adjustment of the prime rate.
MASS DOT have funds and support to study a new exit to serve the hilltowns.
Southwick Country Club golf course becomes a new residential development!
Subway cans the $5.00 Footlong.
Holyoke Mall at Ingleside examines new shopping experiences.
Goodbye to the Hadley landmarks of “Stan the Vegetable Man” and the Hadley Burger King.

Radio Show #190 – America’s Money Answers Man, Jordan Goodman, with Advice on Increasing Loan Rates

In Jordan Goodman’s latest visit to Pioneer Valley Radio, he cautions that all manner of loans Western Mass. folks may have are destined to go up as the Fed adjusts the interest rates accordingly.  This includes, student loans, auto loans, credit card rates etc.

Jordan offers some advice on ways to reduce and otherwise offset these increases.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Westfield mayor reports progress on the city’s water problem.
Sheriff Nick Cocchi throws his second annual summer cookout!
Barre man charged with luring teen-age girls to a tent in the woods.
Springfield Regional Chamber holds first 2018-19 Rise and Shine Breakfast at MGM Springfield.
Kim checks in from the Agawam Cinemas.
Online car registration scam warning!
Springfield Painted Pianos Project.
Jordan Goodman’s August look at our money.
Springfield mayor extends city pool hours during this heat wave.
Casino infrastructure work creeps over the river to Agawam.

Radio Show #172 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

Why are Western Mass. goods and services costing more?

Jordan Goodman will explain the chain reaction from the current trade wars with China, and Iran, from oil prices to tariffs and more.

Also impacted are interest rates and all manner of loans  and investments.

If you are a serviceman or woman, you will want to know about money back in your pocket through the little known “Heroes Come First” program.

It’s all here in this visit with “America’s Money Answers Man!”