Morning News: Podcasts



“Good Enough” is Good Enough

Some might think “good enough” is settling, but it’s really about taking the pressure off ourselves to be perfect while we still work to reach our potential

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Northampton Ranks Eighth Best Small City

Analyst Jill Gonzalez talks about 2015’s Best & Worst Small Cities according to the group Wallet Hub. Northampton comes in at number eight.

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Councilor Jesse Adams Talks Election

Northampton city councilor Jesse Adams talks about his re-election & waxes nostalgic about his younger years on Hamp’s streets.

Healing From Outside the Box, Inside the Heart- Postpartum Depression

Northampton acupuncturist Amy Mager joins Bob for a segment on postpartum depression. She defines the various degrees of anguish and gives tips to beleaguered moms on how to get through it, even helping moms whose babies have difficulty nursing.


Five Fight for Three Forbes Library Trustee Seats

After being shut out of a candidates forum last week, all five candidates for Forbes Library Trustee were invited to take part in a mini-forum on WHMP’s Morning News. The election is November 3.

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Smashing Pumpkins

When Bob Flaherty’s three impressionable boys were young, vandals took the pumpkins off their porch and smashed them in the street.


Morning Show Covers Catcalling

A youth march in downtown Northampton Monday organized by Northampton High students called March Against Street Harassment led to a spirited discussion by Bob & Denise on catcalling from a male & female perspective.

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Green Burial Massachusetts Speaks with Bob

Judith Lorei of Green Burial Massachusetts tells the Morning News of the growing movement to bury our dead in a way that doesn’t involve embalming or destroying forests and habitat.

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Karl Meyer’s River Report: Turners Fall Canal

On the River Report, Karl Meyer laments the annual drawdown in the Turners Falls Canal, where the power company allows hundreds of fish and eels to die in agony. Karl’s photos tell the story.

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Mayor Narkewicz Remembers Jim Dostal

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz joins Bob on the Morning Show to talk about former City Council President Jim Dostal who just died at age 78.

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Hollande says U.S., France to step up strikes in Syria, Iraq


French President Francois Hollande said the U.S. and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic State militants after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

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PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon


Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

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America’s worst traffic nightmares


The top 50 worst bottlenecks in America waste millions of gallons of gas and hours of productivity.

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In taking economic war to Islamic State, U.S. developing new tools


U.S. warplanes have struck Islamic State's oil infrastructure in Syria in a stepped-up campaign of economic warfare that the U.S. estimates has cut the group's black-market earnings from oil by about a third.

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15 million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns


Some 15.8 million people worldwide are now on HIV treatment and a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS pandemic is starting to show results, the United Nations AIDS program said on Tuesday.