Morning News: Podcasts


Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette

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.”


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.

Recent Headlines

15 hours ago in National

Clinton did not comply with federal email policy, watchdog finds


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while U.S. secretary of state broke government rules and was not approved by State Department security officials, according to an internal government watchdog's report released on Wednesday.

16 hours ago in Local

Holyoke Man Pleads Not Guilty in Police Officer Stabbing

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A grand jury has indicted Jeffrey Torres in connection with the March 18th stabbing at a South Hadley Dunkin Donuts shop.

16 hours ago in Local

Northampton Restaurant Closes Abruptly

Rally in Solidarity with Northampton Restaurant workers

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center is condemning the move, and is working with the affected employees to recover any back pay owed to them.

16 hours ago in Local

Security Cameras for French King Bridge

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The state has announced plans to install security cameras and preventative netting on the bridge, which has been the site of numerous suicide attempts over the years.

18 hours ago in Local

Montague Still Pursuing Broadband

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Officials attended an Amherst meeting last night of the Mass. Broadband Institute, which recently blocked Montague’s agreement with a provider willing to extend the service to underserved areas of town.