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Coming Up Thursday, April 24

April 23, 2014
  • GMO Food Labeling: Introduced eight years ago by Rep. Ellen Story, a GMO food labeling bill may soon go to the floor for a vote. “Valley Advocate” writer Stephanie Kraft discusses the bill, why it took so long to leave committee, and the difference between genetic engineering and selective breeding.
  • Together in Song Regional Choral Awards Showcase:  Maestro Kevin Rhodes of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra previews this year’s Together in Song Regional Choral Awards finale.
  • Gone but Not Forgotten: Steiger’s Department Store: Twenty years after they closed, we remember the Springfield Steiger’s department stores with Allen Steiger, Steiger’s Treasurer, downtown Springfield Steiger’s Manager John Donnellan, and one-time Steiger’s employee Cheryl Dutton.

Web Premiere: Gone But Not Forgotten: Steigers Department Store

April 22, 2014

Twenty years after they closed, we remember the Springfield Steiger’s department stores with Allen Steiger, Steiger’s Treasurer, downtown Springfield Steiger’s Manager John Donnellan, and one-time Steiger’s employee Cheryl Dutton.

Do you have a memory of Steiger’s Department Stores? Share it in the comments!

New England Legends: Ventfort Hall

April 21, 2014

Built by the J.P. Morgan family, Lenox’s Ventfort Hall is a Gilded Age mansion with ties to the legendary Massachusetts 54th regiment from the Civil War and was host to the people who shaped and molded this country at the turn of the century – the Vanderbilts and the Rockerfellers of the era. And if you’re a movie fan, it was even featured as the titular setting for the Hollywood blockbuster The Cider House Rules. As Legend Hunter extraordinaire Jeff Belanger shows us, in addition to its amazing history it’s also said to be a location for restless spirits.

Follow Jeff Belanger on Twitter: @TheJeffBelanger

Consumer Reports’ Mike Quincy: Car Road Tests

April 17, 2014

“Consumer Reports” Magazine Automotive Content Specialist Mike Quincy will discuss the “latest from the track” with word on some of the cars CR is now testing.

Follow Consumer Reports Cars on Twitter: @CRCars