Holyoke Blue Sox Baseball

Guests: Barry Wadsworth, Holyoke Blue Sox CEO, Trey Mancini, 1st baseman (Notre Dame University), Ben Mount, pitcher (University of Southern California). The 2011 season will represent the Holyoke Blue Sox’s 4th season in the Pioneer Valley, playing at MacKenzie...

Victory Theater Revitalization

Donald T. Sanders, executive artistic director of the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, the nonprofit organization that owns the Victory Theater will discuss the progress they have made in the effort to raise the 27 million needed to revitalize this...

Enchanted Circle Theater

The Holyoke-based Enchanted Circle Theater is marking its 35th anniversary and has just received the 2011 “Outstanding Arts Collaborative in Theatre” Award from Arts/Learning. The award will be formally presented to ECT in a State House ceremony on May 13th. Priscilla...

Good Housekeeping

Peter Quirk, local writer & historian, will discuss the little-known fact that Good Housekeeping Magazine was founded in Holyoke 126 years ago on May 2 – plus other interesting  elements surround the beginning of the venerable publication.   Watch this...

MCAS Book: “Testing the Heart”

Two former Holyoke High teachers have written a fictional book telling the story of a young teacher and dealing in large part with their concerns about the impact the MCAS tests are having on education. Co-authors Melva Michalian, and Lorene Morin of “Testing the...

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Preview

The 60th anniversary of St. Patrick’s Parade in Holyoke is coming up on Sunday, March 20th. President of Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee Kathy Lynch and Grand Marshal of 2011 Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Gerry Healy will join Jim Madigan in studio to talk about...

Chief Anthony Scott

Chief Scott will retire after 10 years as Police Chief in one of the poorest communities in the State. Chief Scott became the first African-American appointed Chief of Police in Holyoke. He turns 65 in April and is mandated by the State to retire. Scott, one of the...

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....