Public Affairs

Judge James Collins: Juvenile Court

Judge James Collins is a Juvenile Court Justice recently elected to a two year term as President of the Massachusetts Judges Conference: an independent organization of judges throughout the Commonwealth. He will be in our studio hoping to increase public knowledge and...

Unrest in Egypt

We speak by phone with U-Mass Amherst Professor David Mednicoff, an expert on Middle East politics and ask his thoughts on the current unrest in Egypt. Additional Info: David Mednicoff Profile PBS Newshour Watch this...

The State We’re In: Michael Kane

State Rep. Michael Kane (D) Holyoke – 5th Hampden District will be in studio with our host Jim Madigan to discuss Governor Patrick’s 2012 state budget proposal – due to be released this week Kane will also discuss plans to cut state aid to local governments....

Anti-Bullying Legislation

State Rep. John W. Scibak (D), South Hadley, will be our guest to weigh in on the anti-bullying legislation he co-sponsored last year. Additional Info: Bullying and Anti-Bullying Legislation John W. Scibak Profile Watch this...

UMass Journalism : Phoebe Prince Coverage

UMass Journalism Professor Steve Fox, undergrad Rosie Walunas, and Editor in Chief of MassLive Ed Kubosiak will be our guests to discuss their collaboration on the film project concerning the bullying case of Phoebe Prince. Watch the Segment Additional Info: South...

Hampden DA Mark Mastroianni

The new District Attorney talks about his upcoming plans for the office. We also hear his thoughts on the acquittal of former Pelham Police Chief Edward Fleury who was charged in connection with the 2008 death of an 8 year old Connecticut boy who accidentally shot...

The State We’re In : Todd Smola

State Rep. Todd Smola (R) Palmer – 1st Hampden District will join Jim Madigan in studio to discuss MA’s continuing Fiscal troubles, possible outcome and impact of increased number of Republicans in the House of Reps. and anticipated debate on expanded gaming...

Jose Tosado: Springfield Budget

Jose Tosado, recently elected to a second consecutive term as President of the Springfield City Council will be our guest to discuss his concern about anticipated cuts in state local aid and respond to the speculation that he may be running for Mayor of Springfield...

Freedom Riders

As we preview PBS and WGBY’s upcoming May broadcast of “FREEDOM RIDERS”on American Experience – Connecting Point brings you Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, Emeritus Professor from The University of Massachusetts Amherst to discuss his experiences with the leaders of the...

Civil Rights : 40 years later

In 2008, after the election of President Barack Obama, the Macedonia and First Church of God in Christ – with a largely African American Congregation – was destroyed by racially motivated arsonists. Bishop Bryant Robinson Jr., will be our guest to discuss...

The State We’re In : Richard Neal

US Rep. Richard Neal (D) – Springfield and Mass. 2nd District – will join our host Jim Madigan to discuss the impact of the Republican take-over of the US House of Representatives, and his view on the tragic events of the AZ shooting that occurred this past Saturday....

Status of Rail in Western New England

Executive Director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Tim Brennan will be our guest to discuss upcoming plans for rail travel in the region and the latest updates on the process to link Vermont and Hartford by rail. Watch the Segment Additional Info: Pioneer...