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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

In Podcasts

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.”


Monday, December 7, 201512/07/2015

Choose to be Grateful

In Podcasts

Choosing to be grateful can make you happier. In the segment “Healing from Outside the Box, Inside the Heart.”

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Thursday, December 3, 201512/03/2015

Immigration: Flaherty Solves It All

In Podcasts

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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Wednesday, December 2, 201512/02/2015

Domestic Abuse Survivors Share Their Stories With WHMP

In Podcasts

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.


Monday, November 30, 201511/30/2015

SHELD Turmoil

In Podcasts

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.

Wednesday, November 25, 201511/25/2015

Cooley Dick CEO Pledges to Reduce Mental Health Stigma

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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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Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

Amherst College Rejects Lord Jeff

In Podcasts

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.


Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

Denise’s “Good Enough” Thanksgiving Countdown Tips

In Blog, Podcasts

The Thanksgiving meal itself may be over in about 15 minutes, but it’s the planning and preparation that give me the most joy-here’s my Thanksgiving countdown tips!


Monday, November 16, 201511/16/2015

9/11 is Back

In Podcasts

Bob Flaherty on Paris Attacks and endless war: We can blame Bush, Cheney or Obama for the rise of ISIS, but we’re gonna need a draft to keep up, and unlike OUR draft, you can’t buy your way out of theirs, and their numbers are bottomless.

Recent Headlines

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Making headlines this week

A member of the NATO parachute demonstration team lands during a change of command ceremony at NATO military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium on Wednesday May 4, 2016. U.S. Army General Curtis  M. Scaparrotti was installed as NATO's 18th supreme allied commander Europe (SACEUR). The commander, by tradition an American general or admiral, is responsible for the overall direction and conduct of NATO's global military operations. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

3 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Anti-hunger group uses fake app to fool, educate


The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 14 percent of Americans, or more than 17 million people, are what is called food insecure, meaning at times of the year, they are uncertain of being able to acquire enough food for their household.

4 hours ago in Local

Greenfield, Northampton Celebrate Pride This Weekend

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The parade starts at noon Saturday, and the celebration continues with music, food and speakers at the Three County Fairgrounds. Around 20,000 people are expected to attend.

5 hours ago in Local

Kidnapping, Battery of Girlfriend, Results in Southampton Rollover

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His 18 year old girlfriend was seriously injured in the crash Wednesday afternoon. Simmons is being held without bail until a dangerousness hearing today.

5 hours ago in Local

Failed Zoning Bylaw Forces Hadley Tiny Home Owner Out of Town

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Town meeting voters have turned down a zoning bylaw change that would have allowed Sarah Hastings’ 200 square foot house to remain on an East Street property.