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Downtown Northampton Association Moves Ahead

Downtown Northampton Association Co-Chair and Northampton Radio Group General Manager, David Musante sits down with WHMP’s Stephanie Slysz explaining the next steps of the DNA as it kicks off its membership drive and search for an Executive Director.

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Congressman McGovern Visits Flint

Congressman Jim McGovern relates the horrors of Flint Michigan; he was was part of a 25-member congressional delegation that met with beleaguered residents there last week.

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Rep. Ellen Story Reflects on 24 Years of Service

In a wide-ranging interview, State Rep. Ellen Story, who’ll be stepping down in January, reflects on her 24 years in office, with anecdotes about former Speakers Charles Flaherty & Tom Finneran & the late Amherst Town Manager John Musante.


Pedal People Co-Founder on Compost

Talking composting with Pedal People co-founder Ruthy Woodring, who’s been hauling trash by bike for 13 years. Woodring’s back from Florida, sharing her findings from the Institute for Self-Reliance.

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Bernie Sanders Live on WHMP

Morning Show host Bob Flaherty talks to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on the afternoon of Super Tuesday.

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Bob on the 11th Annual VINS Dog Show

Volunteers in Northampton Schools (VINS) President Margie Riddle talks dogs with Bob.

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Bernie Can’t Win? That’s a Load of Crap

Bernie can’t win? That’s the theory posed by a Democrat “progressive” in this week’s Gazette. A load of crap, says Bob.

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Ben and Jerry “Feel the Bern” With Smith College Pro-Sanders Event

Bob Flaherty speaks with Vermont ice cream royalty Ben and Jerry about their Smith College appearance in support of Bernie Sanders.

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Aztec Two-Step is in Town

45 years! Bob talks to Aztec Two-Step’s co-founder Rex Fowler as the duo celebrates their 45th year in showbiz with a show at the Iron Horse Saturday night.

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Denise’s Daughter Lulu Feels the Bern at UMass Rally

Denise’s daughter Lulu attends the Bernie Sanders rally at UMass, and talks about voting for the first time in November

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U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises


U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

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Trump’s ‘America first’ speech alarms U.S. allies


Donald Trump's first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner's repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world.

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No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents


The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.

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