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Thursday, December 31, 201512/31/2015

The Overuse of Antibiotics

In Podcasts

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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Tuesday, December 29, 201512/29/2015

How Do Doctors Choose Their Cures?

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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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Thursday, December 24, 201512/24/2015

Musante Men Leading the Way

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

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Tuesday, December 22, 201512/22/2015

A Shopping Spree & A Christmas Tree

In Podcasts

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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Friday, December 18, 201512/18/2015

John Musante Health Center

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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.

Dr. Andrew Doben of the Baystate Medical Center

Thursday, December 17, 201512/17/2015

Dr. Doben on Innovative Rib Fixation

In Podcasts

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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Wednesday, December 16, 201512/16/2015

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

In Podcasts

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


Wednesday, December 16, 201512/16/2015

Santa Sits Down with Bob

In Podcasts

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.


Wednesday, December 16, 201512/16/2015

Good Enough-Holiday Rituals

In Blog, Podcasts

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


Thursday, December 10, 201512/10/2015

On Trump’s Extreme Ideology

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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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Three Men Arrested for Attempted UMass Break-Ins

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They were caught early Sunday morning after police received a report of masked men trying to break into multiple rooms.

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Record Crowd at Northampton Pro-Pot Festival

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Organizers say it was the largest crowd in the pro-marijuana festival’s history, which was held in Northampton for the first time this year.

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Deerfield Officer Stops Overdose with Narcan

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The victim had overdosed and was revived and taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for further treatment.

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New Opioid Task Force Director Named

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34-year-old Paul McNeil most recently served as director of the Northampton Prevention Coalition.

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Amtrak’s Vermonter Now Allows Bicycles Aboard

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The service will be offered for the next two years at least, and may continue indefinitely if successful