Morning News: Podcasts


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Worthington Teen Shares Experience As Sanders Campaign Organizer

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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Gift of Health Spring Cleanse

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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Summer Workshops at Hampshire Shakespeare Company

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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McGovern Lauds Anti-Pipeline Activists

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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Senator Rosenberg Responds to Suspended Pipeline Project

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

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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Kathy Tobin Talks Food Bank Fundraiser

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.


Baystate Health First Regional Campus of UMass Medical

With Springfield’s Baystate Health about to become the first regional campus of UMASS Medical school, Dr. John Schreiber, the regional executive dean, talks about this unique partnership.

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Skipping the Election? WHAT?!!

In the wake of the New York primary, it looks like Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump have become safe bets to secure their parties’ nominations, prompting many Sanders & Cruz supporters to declare that they’ll skip the election in November. To which Bob Flaherty says: “WHAT?!!”

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A Wide Ranging Interview with Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse on his status as a Clinton delegate at the Democrat National convention; on the city going a full year without a homicide; on his dismay over a judge’s ruling on the needle exchange at Tapestry Health; and the bizarre case of City Councilor Jennifer Chateauneuf’s sudden resignation.

Recent Headlines

13 hours ago in Local

New Details of Misconduct From State Chemist


A former state chemist says she was under the influence of drugs for most of her time working in an Amherst drug lab.

14 hours ago in Local

Portland Pirates Hockey Coming to Springfield

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Reports out of Maine indicate that the Portland Pirates of the AHL will relocate to Springfield, replacing the Falcons, which are moving to a new facility in Tucson next season.

14 hours ago in Local

Springfield Water Main Break Knocks Out Power

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It happened at around 1:30 yesterday, creating a massive sinkhole on Main Street and knocking out electricity.

14 hours ago in Local

Northampton Council To Consider Prohibiting Water Privatization

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The council will consider a resolution mandating that the city’s water supply never fall into private hands as it did in Flint Michigan, which eventually led to a contamination of that system.

14 hours ago in Local

Rollover in Southampton Hurts Teen

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The rollover was the culmination of a chase which began in Northampton. An 18-year-old girl riding in the car suffered serious injuries in that accident.