Kevin Sweeney, Executive Director of Develop Springfield, discusses ongoing efforts to coordinate and complete tornado rebuilding and recovery efforts as the 1 year anniversary of the June 1 tornado approaches.
Producer Carrie Saldo talks with people from the community to find out what life is like for them one year after the June 1 tornado. Producer Tony Dunne and Videographer Marc Rhinehart revisit the people of Brimfield for their thoughts as well one year later.
Shelter Me, hosted by actress Katherine Heigl, is a family-friendly PBS show that celebrates the human-animal bond with stories about shelter pets and their new homes. We’ll preview the documentary, which airs June 1 on WGBY, and get local perspective from Leslie Harris, Executive Director of Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society (and a cuddly friend.)
John Paradis of the Veterans Administration and Springfield Veterans Service officer Tom Belton will preview the June 6 “Employer Summit” at Western New England University, aimed at getting more businesses to actively consider hiring veterans — including those returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Westfield State University Physical Science Professor Mike Young, secretary of the Westfield River Watershed Association, and Meredyth Babcock, Executive Director of Marmalade Productions, discuss the work the WRWA does to protect the River, as well as the Marmalade productions puppet show that tells the area students the story of protecting the river.