Veterans Coming Home: Employment

In tonight’s Veterans Coming Home story, we discuss the issues of employment. We introduce you to two veterans, one from the Marines and the other from the Navy, and learn of the challenges they faced when they transitioned out of the military and began the search for employment and education. We also hear from social workers and employment counselors and get advice for veterans who are seeking employment.



Doug Salvador, MD, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Health Care Quality, discusses the preparation and practice that is needed to properly deal with the Ebola virus and treat infected patients. Baystate Medical Center was recently designated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as one of six hospitals statewide—and the only one in western Massachusetts—certified to treat Ebola patients.

ACTS Tutoring

Burt Hansen, Director of ACTS (Action Centered Tutoring Services) in Springfield, and Francine Pina-Council, a retired teacher and former ACTS volunteer tutor who now directs the ACTS tutoring site at the J.C. Williams Community Center, discuss the work their volunteer organization does to help students in Springfield and their need for more volunteer tutors to participate in the program.


Making It Here: Pete’s Sweets

Ever since he was a young boy Peter Gray has loved baking. That love has brought him onto the reality show The Next Great Baker and given him an opportunity to bake a cake for the Bush family in Kennebunkport Maine. For the past two years he has owned Pete’s Sweets in East Longmeadow and is the subject of tonight’s Making It Here.

Pete’s Sweets