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“An Iliad” Opens in ‘Hamp; Jeannine Haas in Powerful One-Woman Show

“Every time I sing this song, I hope it is the last time.”


Amherst Area Diaper Drive in Full Swing

Bob and Rep. Story, far removed from their child-rearing days, challenge each other to a baby-diapering contest.

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NY School Officials Apologize for Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic. WHY?

So even though millions of Americans ARE Arabs, the fact that our useless wars are AGAINST Arabs makes us hate ALL Arabs, especially when they presume to get all-American on us and pledge to OUR flag.


Northampton Acupuncturist Amy Mager on the Phenomenon of Death Cafes

Mager: “It makes death part of life, rather than this dark, scary thing to fear.”

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NEF Spelling Bee 2015

Bob Flaherty, Bill Newman and Monte Belmonte broadcast live from the bee! A benefit for the Northampton Education Foundation.

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Ezra Parzybok the Cannabis Consultant on Medical Pot, Part 3

On how his consulting business works: “People come here when they want a filter from all the diverse information on the internet … to learn how to use this herb in a professional context.”

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Ezra Parzybok the Cannabis Consultant, Part 2

(marijuana) is looking for inconsistencies, things that are out of balance … ”

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UMass/WHMP’s Hines & Chrusciel call the Minutemens’ win after longest college hockey game ever!

Flaherty: “Not only do you have to give credit to the 300 fans who stayed to the end, but also to listeners, like Amherst’s Vince O’Connor, who thanked Cody and Brock and WHMP for sticking to it.”


Should Marathon Bomber Get the Death Penalty or Life? Did Bro Make Him Do It?

On keeping Tsarnaev alive: “…and we’ll have to feed him. We don’t feed poor people in America, folks who do no harm to anyone, but THIS maggot we’ll have to feed.”


Tick Tock! The 24 Hour Theater Project is Back!

Dwight: “It’s principally the seat-of-the-pants. Part of the reason the audience comes is to watch a wreck—or a high-wire act on a very thin wire to see if you can pull it off.”

Recent Headlines

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Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos


Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Police name suspect in Colorado Springs shooting


Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.