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Wednesday, May 20, 201505/20/2015

WMass Woman on Letterman’s Last Week

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Bob speaks to Jennie Benford, a Baystate Radiology Tech who appeared on Letterman’s last week


Wednesday, May 20, 201505/20/2015

WHMP Dakin Pet of the Week 5-20-15

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Posey is a Domestic Shorthair Mix-Female, 2 months old kitten available for adoption at Dakin!

hunger banquet

Thursday, May 14, 201505/14/2015

Hunger Banquet

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Bob Flaherty speaks with teachers and students from PVPA who are producing a unique event designed to highlight hunger. Friday, May 15 6-8 pm at the Deuce, World War II Club in Northampton.

Cavalleria Rusticana

Friday, May 8, 201505/08/2015

PVSOC Presents Cavalleria Rusticana

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The PVSOC presents “Cavalleria Rusticana” Saturday at the Academy of Music

Mother's Day half marathon

Thursday, May 7, 201505/07/2015

Mother’s Day Half Marathon for Cancer Connection

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WHMP’s Bob Flaherty speaks with Sue Monahan, Race Director for the 5th annual Mother’s Day Half-Marathon to benefit the Cancer Connection in Northampton.


Friday, April 10, 201504/10/2015

“Hungry Heart” Documentary on Opioid Addiction at UMass Monday Night

In Podcasts

From the film: “As long as shame & ignorance is there, there’s no way to break through the addiction.”

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

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

In Podcasts

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


Friday, March 27, 201503/27/2015

Amherst Area Diaper Drive in Full Swing

In Podcasts

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

Bob Flaherty

Friday, March 27, 201503/27/2015

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

In Podcasts

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.


Friday, March 27, 201503/27/2015

Northampton Acupuncturist Amy Mager on the Phenomenon of Death Cafes

In Podcasts

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

Recent Headlines

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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.

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Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts


Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.

in Black Friday, National

History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

in Black Friday, National

WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

in Black Friday, National

Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.