Radio Show #49 – The Golden Age of 20th Century Entertainment

Michael Harrison interviews Pioneer Valley Radio’s Brad Shepard about some of the great stars of the 20th century including Groucho Marx, Jack Benny and newspaper columnist/game show panelist Dorothy Kilgallen. This is the first of a series on the topic.

Radio Show #47 – Congressman Richard Neal

In a one-on-one interview with Brad Shepard, Congressman Richard Neal discusses rural Western Mass’ opioid crisis, the Oregon shooting, MGM Springfield, GOP chaos, and Hillary Clinton’s emails.

This is the congressman at his most direct and unreserved observations.

Radio Show #46 – “Doubt: A Parable”

Doubt Poster_400Mark Giza, the Artistic Director of the Theater Guild of Hampden, discusses the Western Mass. premier production of the controversial play”Doubt: A Parable.”

Radio Show #45 – Patrick Berry

The owner, president and publisher discusses the future of Westfield.

Radio Show #44 – Jordan Goodman

An in-depth conversation with Brad covering everything from the Chinese economy to oil prices in the Middle East, right down to how they impact Western Mass economics, as well as the latest money saving facts and information.

Radio Show #43 – Mayor Domenic Sarno

Brad interviews Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, who is incensed at the uptick in violent crime in his city.

Radio Show #42 – Durham Caldwell

An interview with legendary local journalist and author Durham Caldwell conducted by Bernadette Duncan.

Radio Show #41 – Judy Matt

“The First Lady of Springfield” talks about the pancake breakfast, Bright Nights at Forest Park, the renovation of the Carriage House at the Barney Estate and so much more!

Radio Show #40 – Nick Tokman of “Deadliest Catch”

From Western Mass. to Alaska and the Bering Sea, Nick Tokman has realized his dream to sail into adventures on the high seas!

Radio Show #39 – Mayor Domenic Sarno

Mayor Dom Sarno joins Brad Shepard for an unflinching look at the road ahead, its challenges and potential.

Radio Show #38 – Stan Tekiela

Outdoorsman and nature expert Stan Tekiela – author of Birds of Massachusetts — is interviewed by Bernadette Duncan about local black bears and backyard birds.

Radio Show #37 – David Powers, Author

Author David Powers has written a definitive and compelling book about the father of Springfield, William Pynchon. David comes to Springfield this month to speak and to sign copies of his book. But first he joins Brad on Pioneer Valley Radio for an in-depth conversation about Pynchon’s life and times.

Radio Show #36 – Kathleen Delaney

“West Side Story” – the masterpiece of American musical theater, rarely presented in Western Mass. is about to open for a six performance run. Brad Shepard welcomes special guest, director, choreographer, performer, Kathleen Delaney.

Radio Show #35 – Congressman Richard Neal

In his debut on Pioneer Valley Radio, Congressman Richard Neal addresses the issue of the new Cathedral High School.
The Congressman also discusses Western Mass.’ economic future.

Radio Show #34 – Ray Kelly, The Republican

An interview with Ray Kelly, Assistant Managing Editor/Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Republican.

Radio Show #33 – Beverly Nadler

Beverly Nadler, Director, Adult Life, Springfield Jewish Community Center, is interviewed by Michael Harrison about adult programs available at the JCC.