Morning News: Podcasts



The Overuse of Antibiotics

As we face what the BBC calls an “antibiotic apocalypse,” where more & more strains of bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, Northampton acupuncturist Amy Mager shows how Chinese medicine can be of service with Healing Outside the Box, Inside the Heart.

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How Do Doctors Choose Their Cures?

Why do doctors choose a $2,000 cure when a $50 one is just as good? That’s the title of a Washington Post article written by Baystate retinal surgeon & author Dr. Andrew Lam, a frequent guest on WHMP’s Morning News with Bob Flaherty.

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Musante Men Leading the Way

After our Mayoral Summit with the former (and current) mayors of Northampton at the Senior Center Wednesday, we did an…

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A Shopping Spree & A Christmas Tree

A shopping spree & a Christmas tree. WHMP’s Denise Vozella & Bob Flaherty swap stories about moments they were directly involved in many years ago that made a positive impact on people’s lives. If there’s not a tear in your eye after this, you ain’t human.

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John Musante Health Center

The John Musante Health Center named for the late Town Manager of Amherst, is slated to open in 2017 in downtown Amherst. Eliza Lake, Executive Director of the Hilltown Community Health Center, talks about John’s contributions to the community & the fundraising efforts to make the dream a reality.

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Dr. Doben on Innovative Rib Fixation

Broken ribs has always meant weeks & months of immobility & enormous ingestion of painkillers. Dr. Andrew Doben of Baystate Medical Center explains a new innovation that gets patients back in the game in a matter of days.

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Mayor Narkewicz on Rec Dept., Clarke School & GRONK!

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz talks about the Rec Department’s proposed move to JFK Middle school, demolition & development at the Clarke School, and GRONK!


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.”

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Trump looks to unify Republicans; Kasich reported dropping out


Billionaire Donald Trump assumed the mantle of presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday with a message on unity that also suggested he was not going to work too hard to placate some party establishment figures angered by his outsider candidacy.

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Takata recalls millions more air bag inflators


Automakers will recall up to 40 million more air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019, expanding the largest automotive recall in American history.

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School safety: Drops in bullying, violent crime on campus


The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools, with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

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U.S. gathers allies on next steps in Islamic State fight


The United States gathered defense ministers from 11 other countries for talks on Wednesday about ways to strengthen the campaign against Islamic State, a day after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq during an attack by the militant group.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 4


Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.