Morning News: Podcasts



Bob on the Supreme Court

Senate Republicans are poised to shoot down Obama’s Supreme Court nominee even if Obama nominates his own damn self!


Bob-cat Hunt

Bob, a frequent hiker who has never seen a bobcat, rattlesnake or scarlet tanager, questions the motives of New Hampshire’s proposed bobcat hunt.


College Pizza Controversy

Condom-free pizza? During a rant about a local Amherst pizza shop that lost its food license, Bob finds the cliffhanger radio technique of “teasing” in a Gazette article!


Dying with Dignity: Part 2

In the regular segment “Healing from Outside the Box, Inside the Heart” acupuncturist Amy Mager continues discussion in Part 2 of her recently deceased dad, the prospect of death with dignity plays a role.

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NHS Junior: “Waking Up in Northampton to Racism’s Wounds”

Zion Scott Barbour a Northampton High School Junior, joins Bob to talk about a scathing Gazette column he wrote about the Black Lives Matter banner at City Hall, “Waking up in Northampton to Racism’s Wounds,” which takes Hamp’s white progressives to task for what he deems a tepid response to racism.


Remembering Ralph Levy

Bob remembers the late Ralph Levy, with help from Jim Cahillane, Bob Newhart & Louis Armstrong.

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Junior 4H for Northampton

Northampton Fire Chief Duane Nichols and 4H educator Thomas Waskiewicz launch Junior 4H, a new program for Northampton High School students that provides hands-on experience that may serve as a pathway to a career in fire-fighting.


Dying with Dignity

In “Healing From Outside the Box, Inside the Heart,” Northampton Acupuncturist Amy Mager talks of the recent death of her father and how he was his own man right to his very last breath.

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Denise Remembers Covering Challenger Disaster 30 Years Ago

WHMP News Director Denise Vozella reflects on covering the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster as a cub reporter in Concord, NH

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What’s Going On in Hatfield?

Hatfield Selectman and School Committee member, Brian Moriarty, sits down with WHMP Reporter and Hatfield resident, Stephanie Slysz, covering a range of topics including: affordable housing, an aging population, school choice, high-stakes testing, that Center School, and the agenda for a Special Town Meeting for Feb 2 at 7pm at Smith Academy.

Recent Headlines

5 hours ago in National

Making headlines this week


A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

12 hours ago in National

Teen pregnancies hit historic low


The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

13 hours ago in National

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.

13 hours ago in National, World

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.

13 hours ago in National, World

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.