Jeff Ciuffreda, President of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, will talk with Jim Madigan about his first year on the job and upcoming plans and events to support and promote the regional economy.
State Representative Todd Smola( R) – Palmer – and the 1st Hampden District will look at House Speaker Deleo’s plans for legislation aimed at health care cost containment, as well the final appointments to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the Republican Presidential race.
“Huey” — producer of the documentary “In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marion Mcpartland” will discuss his film about the jazz legend in advance of a showing and discussion at Amherst Cinema on the evening of Monday March 26.
Opponents of a controversial proposal to toughen Mass. laws for the jailing of habitual criminals will discuss their concerns with that plan. Our guests include Steve O’Neill, Exec. Dir. for Interstate organizing, EPOCA (Ex-prisoners/Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement); Elsie Sanchez, Springfield organizer, Neighbor 2 Neighbor; Roderick Anderson, visiting lecturer, Trinity College; Peter Wagner, Exec. Dir., Prison Policy Initiative.