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Christa McAuliffe

Thursday, January 28, 201601/28/2016

Denise Remembers Covering Challenger Disaster 30 Years Ago

In Podcasts

WHMP News Director Denise Vozella reflects on covering the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster as a cub reporter in Concord, NH

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Monday, January 25, 201601/25/2016

What’s Going On in Hatfield?

In Podcasts

Hatfield Selectman and School Committee member, Brian Moriarty, sits down with WHMP Reporter and Hatfield resident, Stephanie Slysz, covering a range of topics including: affordable housing, an aging population, school choice, high-stakes testing, that Center School, and the agenda for a Special Town Meeting for Feb 2 at 7pm at Smith Academy.


Friday, January 22, 201601/22/2016

Oscar Inequality?

In Podcasts

Bob asks: is it a crime that no black performers were nominated for Oscars for the second straight year, that eminently worthy actors like Idris Elba & Will Smith were missing from the list? Or is this equality after all, dominate one year, shut out the next, like Johnny Depp?

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Friday, January 22, 201601/22/2016

Mayor Responds to ‘Black Lives Matter’ Banner Critics

In Podcasts

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz answers critics on the Black Lives Matter banner that has been flying at City Hall since MLK day.

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Friday, January 22, 201601/22/2016

Celebrate Holyoke Fundraiser

In Podcasts

Project Manager Sigrid von Wendel on Saturday night’s event at Gateway City Arts featuring two iconic bands and a live auction all to support Celebrate Holyoke 2016.


Wednesday, January 13, 201601/13/2016

WHMP Dakin Pet of the Week

In Blog, Pet of the Week

Grace, 5 year old female Italian Greyhound Mix, available at the Springfield Dakin Humane Society

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Tuesday, January 12, 201601/12/2016

WMUA’s Polka Pickle

In Podcasts

WMUA, the campus radio station at UMass has made headlines recently by gradually eliminating programming produced by non-student community members, shows that have run for years. But they’ve really stepped in it now. The POLKA BANDSTAND?!! What are these nuts thinking?


Tuesday, January 12, 201601/12/2016

Good Enough–No to Resolutions, Yes to Intentions

In Blog, Podcasts

This year I’m replacing resolutions with intentions, which feel more like a promise to myself. One of those promises is doing a “Winter Warrior” outdoor challenge.


Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

Hampshire College’s Solar Sustainability

In Podcasts

Hampshire College’s aim to be the only residential college to go 100% solar was the basis of an article published last month in the Christian Science Monitor. Bob Flaherty talks to Hampshire’s Dean of Natural Science Steven Root about the joint efforts of students, faculty & engineers. More information here on Hampshire College’s solar project.


Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

MA Nurses Association Chair on Introducing Bernie Sanders

In Podcasts

Bob talks with Patti Healey, chair of the Massaachusetts Nurses Association, who fired up the capacity crowd Saturday at Bernie Sanders’ rally at UMass, coining the phrase: “Code Bernie.”

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Islamic State militants killed a U.S. serviceman in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months.

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Federal Energy Regulators Urged to Officially Dismiss Kinder Morgan Pipeline


The “Pipeline Awareness Network for the Northeast” has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to dismiss the application “with prejudice,” which means it could not be brought back for a period of time.

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Preservation Efforts Stall in Northfield


Seller Northfield Mount Hermon School dropped out of the deal over the weekend.

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Northampton Appoints First Female Public Works Director

Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette

Mayor David Narkewicz has appointed Donna LaScaleia to the post. She is the former director of Green Mountain Energy in Vermont.

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Deerfield Election Updates Selectboard


Planning Board member Henry Komosa and Deerfield Elementary School member Trevor McDaniel were the winners in yesterday’s selectmen’s races.