Morning News: Podcasts



Shutdown Averted

WHMP morning host Bob Flaherty mocks the polls whilst mocking the ideologues who nearly brought it on.    

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Shelter Sunday Volunteers Needed

Jennifer Lewis of Grace House talks about the all-day community event this Sunday, Oct. 4.


Senate Bill Hearing Tuesday Mandating Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture

Amy Mager, Northampton Acupuncturist, during her regular WHMP segment, “Healing from Outside the Box, Inside the Heart,” urges people to attend a hearing on a Senate Bill at the State House Tuesday which would mandate insurance coverage for acupuncture.


Cong. Jim McGovern on Pope Address & Eradicating Hunger

McGovern, like the Pope, has made eradicating hunger a cornerstone of his career & will be marching with Monte Belmonte (and Bob Flaherty) this November for the Food Bank, prompting Bob to ask the congressman if he could get the Pope to march with us.

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Bob Dedicates Will Bike 4 Food Ride to late John Musante

So Bob will dedicate his 50-mile ride for the Food Bank Sunday to the late John Musante, Town Manager of Amherst.

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Transbathrooms for UMass

“You want to be with your people when you’re making noises”

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Student Loan Debt Discussed with Dave Eisenstadter

Daily Hampshire Gazette’s Dave Eisenstadter on his three-part series on student debt and how it can follow one for decades.…

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Father Coonan Comments on Pope’s Visit

Father Robert Coonan, Pastor of our Lady of Grace in Hatfield, speaks on the significance of the Pope’s visit and…

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Rosenberg Remembers Musante

Massachusetts Senate President, Stan Rosenberg, remembers the life and legacy of the late Amherst Town Manager, John Musante.


Disabled Dad and 8-year-old Daughter Set to Ride for Food Bank Sunday

Comedian Rob Murphy, disabled in an accident, has recently started riding a bike. He and his 8-year-old daughter Izzy will ride 10 miles Sept. 27 in Will bike 4 Food, as part of WHMPs team. .

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Making headlines this week


Here's a look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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Deerfield Apple Thief Facing Charges

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Deerfield Police pulled over the woman in the Mercedes after receiving a report that someone was illegally harvesting apples from trees at Clarkdale Fruit Farm.

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Easthampton’s Route Ten Closes Again, This Time For A Water Main Break

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It happened around one Thursday morning between Florence Road and Highland Avenue. The road did not reopen until around two that afternoon. It was the second time in 24 hours that the road was forced to close.

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Westfield Road Rage Incident Nets Arrests

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On an altercation on Route 20, a female motorist told police that four men in a car waved a gun at her. When police pulled the car over, there were only three men inside and no gun.

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Western Mass Opioid Awareness Effort Wins Federal Grant


Congressmen Jim McGovern and Richard Neal have announced that Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant is being awarded to ongoing opioid awareness programs in Berkshire and Franklin counties and the North Quabbin region.