Morning News: Podcasts



Boston Comedy Legend Lenny Clarke at Academy of Music Friday Night

On his legendary weight loss: “You can exercise til the cows come home but if you EAT the cows when they come home you’re in trouble.”

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Bob Breaks Down President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Obama gets feisty, now when he’s got nothing to lose.

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Is Racial Divide Real or an Invention of the Corporate Plantation Owners Who Control Us?

Flaherty suggests that the so-called racial divide is a carefully engineered contrivance to keep us at each other’s throats &…

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Were Boston Traffic-Jammers Protesting for Justice or Auditioning for Youtube?

Flaherty suggests that the protesters missed the mark. Instead of striking a blow against a rigged & racist system, they…

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Flaherty and Stinson Present WHMP’s Last “Book Swap.”

One thing the two authors discuss is Susan’s protagonist Carline’s statement that “fear of fat is fear of death.”

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Old Baseball Teammate Stan Finn Remembers Hamp Legend Stu Miller

Stan Finn, 85, took part in the same St.Louis Cardinals tryout in 1948 in Northampton that propelled teammate Stu Miller…

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Bob Flaherty Rides Inaugural Train Trip

A new era of train travel in Western Mass has been officially launched and Bob Flaherty was there

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Hot Chocolate Run-Mary’s Story Part Five: Hope

The final installment of Denise Vozella’s series on domestic violence, featuring her mother’s message of hope.

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Hot Chocolate Run-Mary’s Story Part Four: No Shelter

Part four of WHMP News Director Denise Vozella’s series on domestic violence in her family, focuses on Safe Passage’s emergency shelter

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Hot Chocolate Run-Mary’s Story Part Three: Getting Out

WHMP News Director Denise Vozella is walking in this year’s Hot Chocolate Run to benefit Safe Passage and has produced a series about her mother’s story. Here’s part three, in which she talks about how and why her mother got out

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Making headlines this week


A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Massachusetts House votes to eliminate speaker term limits

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Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to eliminate term limits for state House speakers

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UMass Athletic Director Leaving


The UMass Athletic Director will soon leave Massachusetts and head to a new job in California.

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UMass Braces For Superbowl Riots


UMass has banned all guests from dorm rooms starting at noon Sunday and will be closely monitoring social media sites.

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Baystate Franklin Surgical Wing Construction Starts

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Ground has officially broken on Baystate Franklin Medical Center's new surgical wing.