Morning News: Podcasts


Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette

Heads Roll at Hamp’s Housing Authority; Mayor Narkewicz Weighs in & Also Touts Ridership on the Vermonter

“I respect the Board’s authority and the executive director’s authority; my concern is that the Board carry out its responsibilities in accordance with the Open Meeting law.”

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Bob Dissects Obama’s Climate Change Proposals with a Jaded Eye.

“it averages out to 2% (reduction) per year, in other words — nothing. Oh the polar bears we’ll save. So the climate hoax, poison-coddling crooks in Congress are steadfastly digging in their heels & threatening to sue Obama & taking it to the Supreme Court over NOTHING.”


Cong. Jim McGovern on GMO Labeling, the Nuke Deal with Iran & Climate Change & the Pope

On GMO labeling: “My radical idea is to give people what they want — the right to know what’s in their food.”


WHMP-Dakin Pet of the Week 8-5-14 is Scully!

Scully is a: Domestic Shorthair Mix, Gender: Male, Age: 2 months This little firecracker was found in someone’s yard on the 4th of…

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Jamie Kent and Hamp’s Free Summer Concert Series Return This Friday

Kent on dedicating the stage to the late Dan Yacuzzo: “He was our biggest supporter from the start & no one has stepped forward to say how important he, and the BID, was to Northampton.”

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The Rebel Flag Comes Down, Racism Officially Ends, and Guns Go On & On & On.

Re: South Carolina’s flag: “Not until some nose-picking maggot murdered black worshippers did its removal become a cause. Of course, all the other nose-picking maggots in the world can obtain the same gun today, tomorrow and next week, but taking on the NRA and taking on inanimate symbols are two different things.”

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The News Director & The Shark Denier Debate on the Good Samaritans Who Rescued the Great White at Chatham

Flaherty: “I hope the shark comes back with all his friends and eats every one of those 40 people.”

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It’s Happened: Bob, the Shark Denier Ordered Out of the Water

“So I drive 6 hours, blow a month’s pay for a cottage 100 yards from the shore, it’s 90 degrees outside & I’m not allowed to swim? The hell you say.”


Calling Kids of All Ages: Junie B.Jones is in Town!

Molly on her number “Top Secret Personal Beeswax” “We can’t get it out of our heads– it’s contagious and won’t go away.”

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Sen. Rosenberg on SCOTUS Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

Rosenberg: “We’ve lived with it for more than 10 years now; we didn’t fall into the ocean. A lot of families got formed and a lot of people are happy — not just couples, but friends, relatives, co-workers & and; neighbors.”

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