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Coming Up Wednesday, April 22

April 21, 2015
  • American Graduate: Freedom Writers at Commerce High: See how the Freedom Writers model developed by Erin Gruwell is being used by Springfield’s Commerce High School to teach every student through challenging, relevant, and project-driven activities.
  • Around the Horn: Baseball History in the Region: Mike Trombley: Mike Trombley, a Wilbraham native & former Major League Baseball player, discusses his experiences as big league baseball player and the challenges Northeast players face because of the cooler climate.
  • Westfield State University Composer: Westfield State University Alum Simon Brown & WSU’s Bob Plasse discuss the April 28 inaugural performance of a musical composition created by Brown to honor WSU founder Horace Mann.

Coming Up April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015
  • Veterans Coming Home: Greenfield Community College Veterans Center: The Veterans Center at Greenfield Community College offers returning veterans the skills and resources to help them take the next step and complete their education after military service.
  • Springfield Rotary Club’s 100th Birthday: Learn about the past, future, and project undertaken by the 100 year old Springfield Rotary Club.
  • Artisans of WMASS: Artisans of WMASS, Inc. is a collective of artists, hand crafters, business owners, community members, and artisans who live and work in Western Massachusetts.
  • Making It Here: Tea Guys: Hit the road and find the perfect cup of tea at Oliver and Emily Rich’s Tea Guys, a Whately company devoted to the creation and sale of hand-crafted tea blends.

Coming Up Friday, April 17

April 17, 2015

The State We’re In: Rep. Joe Wagner

State Representative Joe Wagner (D) – of Chicopee and the 8th Hampden District and House Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, discusses the coming 2016 budget debate, including the controversial plan to save money through early retirement of some state workers.

Boston Marathon Runners

April 15, 2015

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. Its image was forever changed in 2013 when two intentionally set explosive devices were detonated near the finish line, killing three and injuring hundreds. With the Marathon next Monday, Producer Dave Fraser talked with some local runners and one volunteer to get their feelings and emotions they prepare for this year’s Marathon.