Northampton At-Large City Councilor Jesse Adams criticizes Mayor Narkewicz’s proposed water and sewer rate structure change, calling it unfair to businesses & poor people.
Baystate Medical’s Dr. Niels Rathlev talks about the hospital’s efforts to battle opioid addiction, including the drug monitoring program that identifies frequent ER visitors and limits the amount of opioids prescribed.
Gazette reporters Amanda Drane & Chris Lindahl get community reactions to the rash of suspicious fires in Northampton’s Ward 3, small blazes that forced residents to recall the Ward 3 arsons of 2009 that caused the deaths of an elderly man & his autistic son.
Marna Anderson of the Brussels-based Non-Violent Peace Force, which protects civilians in combat zones and has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, met with Northampton’s American Friends Service Committee last week & stopped by the station on her way home.
In Healing from Outside the Box Inside the Heart, Northampton acupuncturist Amy Mager lists five steps for salvaging a wasted day, including taking 7 minutes to define 5 things you seek to accomplish the next day.
Northampton City Council President Bill Dwight & frequent critic of city government Wes Hardy square off over the sewer/water rate hike controversy.
Northampton City Council Vice President Ryan O’Donnell & Mayor Narkewicz co-sponsor an ordinance that would prevent privatization of the city’s water supply.
On the heels of a damning UMass report on the plight of restaurant workers in Northampton & a Gazette editorial that seemed to side with its conclusions — drawing the ire of many restaurateurs — Gazette reporters Amanda Drane & Stephanie McFeeters join the Morning News to report on their independent findings.
Hampshire County Sheriff Robert Garvey joins Bob for a wide-ranging discussion about his long career & innovative approach to treatment of inmates. Garvey steps down in January after 34 years at the helm
Denise Vozella & Bob Flaherty discuss Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency & the double standard she faces as shrillness enters her strained voice after 6 months on the campaign trail.