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?

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SJC Rules For Greenfield Big-Box Appeal


According to the state Supreme Judicial Court, the opponent’s appeal of a building permit for the French King Highway store can now move forward.

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Four Arrests Result of Springfield Drug Raid


More than a pound of heroin, a large quantity of crack cocaine and four loaded handguns were confiscated in the raid at 38 Denton Circle.

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Northampton Historical Commission Delays Pomeroy Terrace Condo Plan


The Northampton Historical Commission has voted to delay Springfield businessman Matthew Campagnari's plans to replace the buildings with new condo units.

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Cold Moves Amherst WinterFest to Next Weekend


The event will instead happen February 20th. The raising of the Black Liberation Movement flag in front of Town Hall will go on as scheduled at 11 Saturday morning.

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Greenfield Middle School to House School Administration


The School Committee unanimously voted for the plan to relocate the administration from its current space in the former Davis Street School.