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Thursday, October 29, 201510/29/2015

Morning Show Covers Catcalling

In Podcasts

A youth march in downtown Northampton Monday organized by Northampton High students called March Against Street Harassment led to a spirited discussion by Bob & Denise on catcalling from a male & female perspective.

Green Burial Massachusetts

Wednesday, October 28, 201510/28/2015

Green Burial Massachusetts Speaks with Bob

In Podcasts

Judith Lorei of Green Burial Massachusetts tells the Morning News of the growing movement to bury our dead in a way that doesn’t involve embalming or destroying forests and habitat.

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Wednesday, October 28, 201510/28/2015

Karl Meyer’s River Report: Turners Fall Canal

In Podcasts

On the River Report, Karl Meyer laments the annual drawdown in the Turners Falls Canal, where the power company allows hundreds of fish and eels to die in agony. Karl’s photos tell the story.

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Wednesday, October 28, 201510/28/2015

Mayor Narkewicz Remembers Jim Dostal

In Podcasts

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz joins Bob on the Morning Show to talk about former City Council President Jim Dostal who just died at age 78.

hampshire college

Monday, October 26, 201510/26/2015

Hampshire College Drops Standardized Tests

In Podcasts

Hampshire College’s Dean of Enrollment, Meredith Twombley, speaks with WHMP’s Bob Flaherty on Hampshire College’s success in eliminating standardized test scores from the admissions process.

Marc Warner
Jerrey Roberts DHG

Friday, October 23, 201510/23/2015

Marc Warner for At-Large City Councilor

In Podcasts

Competing against incumbents Bill Dwight and Jesse Adams, Warner tells WHMP’s Bob Flaherty he’s the “sensible” candidate.

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Jesse Adams

Friday, October 23, 201510/23/2015

Jesse Adams for At-Large Councilor

In Podcasts

Morning show host Bob Flaherty speaks with current Northampton City Council Vice President, Jesse Adams, as he works towards re-election for his at-large seat for November 3.

Bill Dwight Jerrey Roberts DHG

Friday, October 23, 201510/23/2015

Bill Dwight for At-Large Councilor

In Podcasts

WHMP’s Bob Flaherty speaks with current Northampton City Council President, Bill Dwight, on his re-election campaign for one of two at-large council seats.

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Friday, October 16, 201510/16/2015

Bob Ends Clinton Email Scandal in Song

In Podcasts

With Bernie Sanders trying to put Hillary Clinton’s email scandal to rest, WHMP morning host Bob Flaherty and the Flaherty…

Sunderland Scare Park

Wednesday, October 14, 201510/14/2015

Sunderland Scare Park

In Podcasts

Morning Host Bob Flaherty nearly devoured by the dreaded Master of Time, one of the denizens of the Sunderland Scare Park, which boasts “3 Levels of Scare” every Friday and Saturday from now to Halloween.

Recent Headlines

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Making headlines this week


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

14 hours ago in National

Teen pregnancies hit historic low


The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

15 hours ago in National

U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

15 hours ago in National, World

Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises


U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

15 hours ago in National, World

No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents


The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.