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”

Daily Hampshire Gazette

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.…

Carol Lollis Daily Hampshire Gazette

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. .

Recent Headlines

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UMass Restricts Student Visitors

UMass Amherst

Starting this weekend, students are allowed only four visitors on campus, with only two allowed non-university residents.

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Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate


The surprise rivalry between Clinton and Sanders will be at the forefront as Democrats take the stage Tuesday in Las Vegas for the party's first debate of the 2016 campaign.

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U.S. Army secretary raises concerns about declining budget


U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh said that the Army was being stretched too thin and was on the “ragged edge” given a declining budget and personnel cuts.

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Half of Democrats want Biden in race


The drumbeat for Joe Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race is growing louder.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Oct. 13


Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.