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Bob Flaherty

Friday, January 16, 201501/16/2015

Were Boston Traffic-Jammers Protesting for Justice or Auditioning for Youtube?

In Podcasts

Flaherty suggests that the protesters missed the mark. Instead of striking a blow against a rigged & racist system, they…

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Thursday, January 15, 201501/15/2015

Flaherty and Stinson Present WHMP’s Last “Book Swap.”

In Podcasts

One thing the two authors discuss is Susan’s protagonist Carline’s statement that “fear of fat is fear of death.”

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Wednesday, January 14, 201501/14/2015

Old Baseball Teammate Stan Finn Remembers Hamp Legend Stu Miller

In Podcasts

Stan Finn, 85, took part in the same St.Louis Cardinals tryout in 1948 in Northampton that propelled teammate Stu Miller…

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Tuesday, December 23, 201412/23/2014

Bob Flaherty Rides Inaugural Train Trip

In Podcasts

A new era of train travel in Western Mass has been officially launched and Bob Flaherty was there

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Friday, December 5, 201412/05/2014

Hot Chocolate Run-Mary’s Story Part Five: Hope

In Podcasts

The final installment of Denise Vozella’s series on domestic violence, featuring her mother’s message of hope.

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Thursday, December 4, 201412/04/2014

Hot Chocolate Run-Mary’s Story Part Four: No Shelter

In Podcasts

Part four of WHMP News Director Denise Vozella’s series on domestic violence in her family, focuses on Safe Passage’s emergency shelter

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Wednesday, December 3, 201412/03/2014

Hot Chocolate Run-Mary’s Story Part Three: Getting Out

In Podcasts

WHMP News Director Denise Vozella is walking in this year’s Hot Chocolate Run to benefit Safe Passage and has produced a series about her mother’s story. Here’s part three, in which she talks about how and why her mother got out

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Tuesday, December 2, 201412/02/2014

Hot Chocolate Run-Mary’s Story Part Two: The Children

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WHMP News Director Denise Vozella has produced a series about her mother’s story of domestic violence, and how Safe Passage helps women and children through the Hot Chocolate Run. This is part two, about violence against children.

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Monday, December 1, 201412/01/2014

Hot Chocolate Run-Mary’s story, part one: Marriage

In Podcasts

WHMP News Director Denise Vozella is walking in this year’s Hot Chocolate Run to benefit Safe Passage on Sunday, December 7th to honor her mother’s courage to leave an abusive marriage. Part 1 in a series of 5


Wednesday, November 12, 201411/12/2014

WHMP Dakin Pet of the Week

In Pet of the Week

Hula: Kitten Spayed female 5 months old Black coat, available for adoption at Dakin in Springfield

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Volkswagen CEO to face tough questions in congressional hearing


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