Morning News: Podcasts



Good Enough–No to Resolutions, Yes to Intentions

This year I’m replacing resolutions with intentions, which feel more like a promise to myself. One of those promises is doing a “Winter Warrior” outdoor challenge.


Hampshire College’s Solar Sustainability

Hampshire College’s aim to be the only residential college to go 100% solar was the basis of an article published last month in the Christian Science Monitor. Bob Flaherty talks to Hampshire’s Dean of Natural Science Steven Root about the joint efforts of students, faculty & engineers. More information here on Hampshire College’s solar project.


MA Nurses Association Chair on Introducing Bernie Sanders

Bob talks with Patti Healey, chair of the Massaachusetts Nurses Association, who fired up the capacity crowd Saturday at Bernie Sanders’ rally at UMass, coining the phrase: “Code Bernie.”


First Night Music Montage

WHMP morning host Bob Flaherty puts together a tuneful montage of several artists who’ll be performing during Northampton’s First Night Celebration, including Johnny Memphis, Lord Russ, Wishbone Zoe & the Lonesome Brothers.


The Overuse of Antibiotics

As we face what the BBC calls an “antibiotic apocalypse,” where more & more strains of bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, Northampton acupuncturist Amy Mager shows how Chinese medicine can be of service with Healing Outside the Box, Inside the Heart.

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How Do Doctors Choose Their Cures?

Why do doctors choose a $2,000 cure when a $50 one is just as good? That’s the title of a Washington Post article written by Baystate retinal surgeon & author Dr. Andrew Lam, a frequent guest on WHMP’s Morning News with Bob Flaherty.

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Musante Men Leading the Way

After our Mayoral Summit with the former (and current) mayors of Northampton at the Senior Center Wednesday, we did an…

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A Shopping Spree & A Christmas Tree

A shopping spree & a Christmas tree. WHMP’s Denise Vozella & Bob Flaherty swap stories about moments they were directly involved in many years ago that made a positive impact on people’s lives. If there’s not a tear in your eye after this, you ain’t human.

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John Musante Health Center

The John Musante Health Center named for the late Town Manager of Amherst, is slated to open in 2017 in downtown Amherst. Eliza Lake, Executive Director of the Hilltown Community Health Center, talks about John’s contributions to the community & the fundraising efforts to make the dream a reality.

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Dr. Doben on Innovative Rib Fixation

Broken ribs has always meant weeks & months of immobility & enormous ingestion of painkillers. Dr. Andrew Doben of Baystate Medical Center explains a new innovation that gets patients back in the game in a matter of days.

Recent Headlines

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79


Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

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Making headlines this week

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas


With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

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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.