Morning News: Podcasts



Santa Sits Down with Bob

Santa himself sits down with Bob in anticipation of Paintbox Theatre’s production of “Santa Gets a Puppy,” playing Thursday through Sunday at Northampton High School.


Good Enough-Holiday Rituals

Every year at this time, I approach holiday rituals and traditions with a mix of Martha Stewart and Clark Griswold, which inevitably leads me to a Charlie Brown state of mind, searching for the real meaning of Christmas


On Trump’s Extreme Ideology

Soon-to-be-President Trump answers extreme ideology with extreme ideology of his own–and the base is rallied. Bob Flaherty: “We toothless, brainless millions blinded by fear & consumed by hate are already throwing rocks at Muslims & trying to shut down mosques. Radicalized? We be radicalized too.”


Choose to be Grateful

Choosing to be grateful can make you happier. In the segment “Healing from Outside the Box, Inside the Heart.”

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Immigration: Flaherty Solves It All

Immigration is always a thorny issue, but now, with hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing from bloodthirsty zealots, keeping people out of the U.S. has taken on a religious fervor. Our economy can’t sustain it, they’ll tell you, and some may be terrorists. As usual, Bob Flaherty solves it all: in order to let people in, it will be necessary to kick a whole bunch out.

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Domestic Abuse Survivors Share Their Stories With WHMP

WHMP is shining a light on domestic abuse by having local survivors share their stories. Here, five brave women courageously tell their stories in order to help others.


SHELD Turmoil

Amid internal turmoil at South Hadley Electric Light Dept., with a $750,000 whistleblower lawsuit, administrators suspended, & consumer confidence eroded, former SHELD commissioner Christine Archambault, who was forced out, speaks with Bob.

Cooley Dick CEO Pledges to Reduce Mental Health Stigma

WHMP’s Stephanie Slysz speaks with Cooley Dickinson Healthcare CEO Joanne Marqusee as she signs on to the MA chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s CEOs Against Stigma campaign in an attempt to de-stigmatize mental health issues in the workplace.

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Amherst College Rejects Lord Jeff

Students at Amherst College must have been listening to Scott Coen & Bob Flaherty the other day, as they overwhelmingly voted to boot the Lord Jeff mascot, named after one of the great villains of western mass history.


Denise’s “Good Enough” Thanksgiving Countdown Tips

The Thanksgiving meal itself may be over in about 15 minutes, but it’s the planning and preparation that give me the most joy-here’s my Thanksgiving countdown tips!

Recent Headlines

28 mins ago in Local

UMass Students Dies from Four Story Fall

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James Tilley was a senior physics major from Windham, New Hampshire. A cause of death is under investigation from he state medical examiner.

32 mins ago in Local

Major Damage for Easthampton Basement Fire

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No one was hurt in the basement fire on Valley Lane which caused 15-thousand dollars damage.

4 hours ago in National

Gas prices continue to drop


The average price of gasoline has dropped 8 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.82 a gallon.

5 hours ago in National, World

North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.


North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, drawing renewed international condemnation just weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb test.

5 hours ago in National

Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting


Don't plan on getting a burrito for lunch today - every Chipotle location in America will be closed this morning for a food safety meeting.