Morning News: Podcasts


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NHS Junior: “Waking Up in Northampton to Racism’s Wounds”

Zion Scott Barbour a Northampton High School Junior, joins Bob to talk about a scathing Gazette column he wrote about the Black Lives Matter banner at City Hall, “Waking up in Northampton to Racism’s Wounds,” which takes Hamp’s white progressives to task for what he deems a tepid response to racism.


Remembering Ralph Levy

Bob remembers the late Ralph Levy, with help from Jim Cahillane, Bob Newhart & Louis Armstrong.

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Junior 4H for Northampton

Northampton Fire Chief Duane Nichols and 4H educator Thomas Waskiewicz launch Junior 4H, a new program for Northampton High School students that provides hands-on experience that may serve as a pathway to a career in fire-fighting.


Dying with Dignity

In “Healing From Outside the Box, Inside the Heart,” Northampton Acupuncturist Amy Mager talks of the recent death of her father and how he was his own man right to his very last breath.

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Denise Remembers Covering Challenger Disaster 30 Years Ago

WHMP News Director Denise Vozella reflects on covering the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster as a cub reporter in Concord, NH

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What’s Going On in Hatfield?

Hatfield Selectman and School Committee member, Brian Moriarty, sits down with WHMP Reporter and Hatfield resident, Stephanie Slysz, covering a range of topics including: affordable housing, an aging population, school choice, high-stakes testing, that Center School, and the agenda for a Special Town Meeting for Feb 2 at 7pm at Smith Academy.


Oscar Inequality?

Bob asks: is it a crime that no black performers were nominated for Oscars for the second straight year, that eminently worthy actors like Idris Elba & Will Smith were missing from the list? Or is this equality after all, dominate one year, shut out the next, like Johnny Depp?

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Mayor Responds to ‘Black Lives Matter’ Banner Critics

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz answers critics on the Black Lives Matter banner that has been flying at City Hall since MLK day.

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Celebrate Holyoke Fundraiser

Project Manager Sigrid von Wendel on Saturday night’s event at Gateway City Arts featuring two iconic bands and a live auction all to support Celebrate Holyoke 2016.

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WMUA’s Polka Pickle

WMUA, the campus radio station at UMass has made headlines recently by gradually eliminating programming produced by non-student community members, shows that have run for years. But they’ve really stepped in it now. The POLKA BANDSTAND?!! What are these nuts thinking?

Recent Headlines

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Man Arrested For Selling Westfield Teen Fatal Heroin Dose

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Police say Seth Lombard-Hawthorne sold Lillian Anderson the "American Gangster" heroin that ended up killing her this past weekend

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Judge Denies Belchertown Man Bail In Assault Case


An autistic Belchertown man is denied bail as he awaits trial on charges of trying to kill his mother

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Granby Approves School Renovation

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Town meeting voters approve $32-million dollars to overhaul and double the size of East Meadow Elementary School

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Hadley Police Search for Alcohol Thief

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Police have posted a surveillance photo of a woman they say stole $550 worth of booze from the Liquors 44 store

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Quabbin Rattlesnake Island Plan To Be Unveiled


The February 23rd meeting at Mahar Regional School will spell out the rationale for stocking Mount Zion Island with endangered timber rattlesnakes