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Northampton City Councilor Ryan O'Donnell

Friday, March 25, 201603/25/2016

Northampton Ordinance Preventing Water Privatization

In Podcasts

Northampton City Council Vice President Ryan O’Donnell & Mayor Narkewicz co-sponsor an ordinance that would prevent privatization of the city’s water supply.

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Friday, March 25, 201603/25/2016

Working Conditions at Northampton Restaurants

In Podcasts

On the heels of a damning UMass report on the plight of restaurant workers in Northampton & a Gazette editorial that seemed to side with its conclusions — drawing the ire of many restaurateurs — Gazette reporters Amanda Drane & Stephanie McFeeters join the Morning News to report on their independent findings.

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Thursday, March 24, 201603/24/2016

Hampshire County Sheriff Robert Garvey on Serving 34 Years

In Podcasts

Hampshire County Sheriff Robert Garvey joins Bob for a wide-ranging discussion about his long career & innovative approach to treatment of inmates. Garvey steps down in January after 34 years at the helm

AP Gaston De Cardenas

Wednesday, March 23, 201603/23/2016

Hillary’s Hoarse

In Podcasts

Denise Vozella & Bob Flaherty discuss Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency & the double standard she faces as shrillness enters her strained voice after 6 months on the campaign trail.

Kevin Gutting Peter Pan Hampshire Regional

Thursday, March 17, 201603/17/2016

Peter Pan Musical at Hampshire Regional

In Podcasts

Bob speaks with Peter Pan (Delaney Reynolds), Tiger Lily (Julie Lussier) and Director Amanda Weisenthal as Peter Pan the Musical opens Friday at Hampshire Regional High School.

margie riddle northampton educator

Thursday, March 17, 201603/17/2016

Northampton Educator On Charter School Expansion

In Podcasts

Longtime Northampton educator Margie Riddle reacts to Gov. Baker’s proposal to expand the number of charter schools in Mass., alluding to a League of Women Voters report on how these schools are funded.

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Monday, March 14, 201603/14/2016

Downtown Northampton Association Moves Ahead

In Podcasts

Downtown Northampton Association Co-Chair and Northampton Radio Group General Manager, David Musante sits down with WHMP’s Stephanie Slysz explaining the next steps of the DNA as it kicks off its membership drive and search for an Executive Director.

Jim McGovern Haymarket Living wage

Wednesday, March 9, 201603/09/2016

Congressman McGovern Visits Flint

In Podcasts

Congressman Jim McGovern relates the horrors of Flint Michigan; he was was part of a 25-member congressional delegation that met with beleaguered residents there last week.

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Saturday, March 5, 201603/05/2016

Rep. Ellen Story Reflects on 24 Years of Service

In Podcasts

In a wide-ranging interview, State Rep. Ellen Story, who’ll be stepping down in January, reflects on her 24 years in office, with anecdotes about former Speakers Charles Flaherty & Tom Finneran & the late Amherst Town Manager John Musante.


Friday, March 4, 201603/04/2016

Pedal People Co-Founder on Compost

In Podcasts

Talking composting with Pedal People co-founder Ruthy Woodring, who’s been hauling trash by bike for 13 years. Woodring’s back from Florida, sharing her findings from the Institute for Self-Reliance.

Recent Headlines

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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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

8 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.