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Wednesday, May 18, 201605/18/2016

An In-Depth Look at Northampton’s New Water & Sewer Rate

In Podcasts

Science writer Naila Moreira talks with Bob about her investigative piece in the Valley Advocate that pokes holes in the notion that Northampton’s hiking of water & sewer rates will be burdensome to big businesses like Coca Cola.

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Stephanie Slysz

Wednesday, May 18, 201605/18/2016

Bob’s Evolving Stance on Race Relations

In Podcasts

WHMP Morning Host Bob Flaherty, who has long rejected the culturally-embedded notion that a person automatically reacts defensively upon encountering someone of another race, finally cops to prejudice during Bill Dwight’s segment.


Monday, May 9, 201605/09/2016

At-Large Northampton Councilor on his Resignation

In Podcasts

After dropping the bombshell Friday of his immediate resignation, At-Large Northampton City Councilor Jesse Adams sits down with Bob Flaherty and tells it like it is.

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Thursday, May 5, 201605/05/2016

Worthington Teen Shares Experience As Sanders Campaign Organizer

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Worthington resident and UMass-Amherst freshman Casey Pease speaks with WHMP’s Stephanie Slysz on his five month stint as the youngest full-time Field Organizer for the Bernie Sanders campaign.

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Tuesday, May 3, 201605/03/2016

Gift of Health Spring Cleanse

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It’s the 3rd Annual Gift of Health 10 Day Community Spring Cleanse as acupuncturist Verona Smith shows the way to support our bodies to metabolize, detox, and find a new balance.

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Monday, May 2, 201605/02/2016

Summer Workshops at Hampshire Shakespeare Company

In Podcasts

Actor/director/playwright Steve Henderson on Hampshire Shakespeare Company’s Summer Theater Workshops, where young people, in the course of a week, create and perform an original theatrical production.

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Monday, April 25, 201604/25/2016

McGovern Lauds Anti-Pipeline Activists

In Podcasts

Congressman Jim McGovern lauds the efforts of activists in the victory over Kinder Morgan & the Northeast Energy Direct-Tennessee Gas Pipeline.

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Friday, April 22, 201604/22/2016

Senator Rosenberg Responds to Suspended Pipeline Project

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Senate President Stan Rosenberg speaks with WHMP’s Bob Flaherty over Kinder Morgan’s decision to suspend its Northeast Energy Direct- Tennessee Gas pipeline.

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Friday, April 22, 201604/22/2016

Anti-Pipeline Advocate On Kinder Morgan’s NED Pipeline Suspension

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WHMP’s Stephanie Slysz speaking with Katy Eiseman, Director of New England & Massachusetts Pipeline Awareness Network on Kinder Morgan’s decision to cease funding and work of the Northeast Energy Direct- Tennessee Gas project.

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Friday, April 22, 201604/22/2016

Kathy Tobin Talks Food Bank Fundraiser

In Podcasts

Former TV news anchor Kathy Tobin, now Director of Development for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, talks about the “Recipe to End Hunger,” a fun night out on April 29 at the Basketball Hall of Fame to raise funds for the non-profit.

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Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform


The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

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Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database


Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

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Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast


The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

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States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise


In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

23 hours ago in National, World

Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership


U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.