Social Issues

Housing Foreclosures

Executive director of HAP Inc., Peter Gagliardi will join us in studio to discuss the ongoing problem of home foreclosures in the region. Additional Info: HAP Housing Peter Gagliardi Profile Watch this...

Plan for Progress & The Knowledge Corridor

Brooks Fitch, Director of the W.E.B. DuBois Center at UMass will be our guest to discuss his alliance with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission on the Plan for Progress as well as the Knowledge Corridor initiative. Additional Info: The W.E. B. DuBois Center Pioneer...

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...

Food Bank of Western MA

Andrew Morehouse, Executive Director of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be our guest to discuss the continuing need for food and how we can combat hunger in the region during winter months. Watch the Segment Additional Info: The Food Bank of Western...

Veterans Benefits

Hyman G. Darling, Shareholder at the Bacon Wilson P.C. Attorneys at Law will be our guest to discuss the Veterans Administration programs and benefits available to U.S. veterans, their spouses and children. Watch the Segment Additional Info: Profile Hyman G. Darling...

Entrepreneurial Strategies & Resources

Marla Michel, Executive Director of Economic Development Strategies & Regional Partnerships at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Hendalee Wilson, CEO & Founder at CellAssist, and Keith Parent, CEO & President of Court Square Group will be our guests to...

Elderly Suicide Prevention

Paul Manship, Supervisor of Greater Springfield Senior Services will be our guest to discuss the common signs of depression, a leading factor to suicide in elderly adults, the prevention and resources in the region to help overcome depression. Watch the Segment...

Repeal of the Alcohol Tax

The 6.25 percent sales tax on alcohol in Massachusetts was repealed on January 1, 2011. The money generated $97 million in fiscal 2010 – partially funded abuse prevention and treatment programs across the state. Linda Sarage, “The Recover Project” Director,...

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...

Alison Childs, R.N.: Haiti Volunteer

Alison Childs is a Registered Nurse with twelve years of experience who is employed at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, MA.  Alison first responded to the need for medical care in Haiti following the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, working...

Economic Preview for 2011

Allan W. Blair, President and CEO of the Western MA Economic Development Council and John Rogers, Economist and Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at American International College will be our guests to discuss the Economic Outlook for the nation...