Social Issues

Over 50 Job Fair

James P. Leyden, Deputy Director for West Springfield Council on Aging, and Laurie A. Cassidy, Executive Director of Council on Aging, talk about the first “Over 50” job fair to be held on May 19th in West Springfield. Also, what are some of the top...

Helping Returning Veterans

The unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty in the military at any time since September 2001 stands at nine percent, that’s according to a recent report by the bureau of labor statistics. The Springfield/CT metropolitan area is about two thirds down...

Hear Our Stories

Last summer a group of young teen mothers from Holyoke participated in a program called Hear Our Stories: Diasporic Youth for Sexual Rights and Justice.  The program was funded by the Ford Foundation and is the result of a partnership between WGBY, UMass Amherst, The...

Teen Drinking Game

There is a new dangerous drinking game out where teens challenge peers over social media to out-do each other in drinking alcohol. Is the teen hard wired to take these risks and what can parents do about this? Here to answer these questions is Bill Corbett, parenting...

Griffin’s Friends

This weekend, runners from across Western Mass and beyond will converge on Holyoke for the annual Walter Childs Memorial Marathon. This year, a big group of runners from Griffins Friends will be taking part. The running club raises money for children who are battling...

Beauties to Behold

“Empowering young girls to become world class leaders”—that’s the motto of Beauties to Behold, a movement committed to turning inner-city girls into world class leaders through holistic leadership development. Jasmine Elizabeth is the founder and...

Banning “Bossy”

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and author of the best-selling book “Lean In,” is spearheading the launch of a campaign to ban the word “bossy,” arguing the negative put-down stops girls from pursuing leadership roles. Some...

Amherst Survival Center

UMass Dining is hosting their annual Dash & Dine race on April 12th at 11am to support the Amherst Survival Center and to promote healthy eating and fitness. Last year they raised $5,000 for the cause and this year they are hoping to double it. Garrett DiStefano...