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New Book Launched On Pearl Harbor Day Offers Fresh Details on WWII’s Hidden Player

Andrew Lam’s new novel about China’s role in WWII is launched on Pearl Harbor Day.

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Fired CDH Nurse Steven Coughlin Speaks Out

Bob talks with Steven Coughlin, Cooley Dickinson nurse fired after his arrest for alleged assault & battery on an intoxicated patient in…

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Author Susan Stinson on “Spider in a Tree.”

On Book Swap, author Susan Stinson talks with Bob about her new novel “Spider in a Tree,” about 18th century…

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Censorship, Hampshire College, and a Frank Discussion on Race

Bob’s editorial on Hampshire College’s canceling Afrofunk band Shokazoba because of skin color. The story, broken by WHMP’s Mary Serreze, has…

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The Gazette’s Jim Foudy Retires

The long time editor and publisher of the Gazette retires after 36 years with the paper.

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Jobless claims signal firmer labor market

Job seekers adjust their paperwork as they wait in line to attend a job fair in New York February 28, 2013.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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Some see gas as replacement for Vermont Yankee

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Leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace Vermont Yankee

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UMass Chancellor Leaving

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UMass President Robert Caret is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Maryland

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Narkewicz To Seek Five Liquor Licenses

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The mayor of Northampton wants to ask the state legislature for five more liquor licenses