climate action now

Friday, February 12, 201602/12/2016

Climate Action NOW!

In Bill Newman

2/12: Self-proclaimed Sprawlbuster Al Norman updates Bill and Monte on Greenfield’s big-box store quest; Dave Roitman and Adele Franks from Climate Action Now! speak with Bill on current Statehouse bills on solar; Eva Fierst on everything arts in the Valley this weekend.


Thursday, February 11, 201602/11/2016

U(nion) Mass Amherst

In Bill Newman

2/11: Bill talks ‘Love and Chocolate’ for the St. John’s Church event, Max Page with former staff member of the Massachusetts Society of Professors at UMass Amherst, plus Alloy Orchestra and Son of the Sheik together at the Academy of Music, and Rev. Peter Ives on being Muslim in the Valley with Smith College Muslim student.

Stan Rosenberg

Wednesday, February 10, 201602/10/2016

Stan Rosenberg on The Constitutional Convention

In Bill Newman

2/10: Senate President Stan Rosenberg, an update from our local chapter of United Way, and Natalia Munoz speaks with Holyoke City Councilor on her participation in the Vagina Monologues.


Tuesday, February 9, 201602/09/2016

On The Money (2/10/16)

In On the Money

What financial lessons can we learn from the Super Bowl? Does a down January mean a down year for the…


Tuesday, February 9, 201602/09/2016

He Is Big Bird

In Bill Newman

1/9: Thomas Kochan on his new book “Shaping the Future of Work,” Massachusetts Pipeline Awareness Network Director Katy Eiseman with an update on the proposed natural gas pipeline. Plus, Caroll Spinney on his role of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch over the years on Sesame Street ahead of a special screening of I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story on Friday February 12th at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton.

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Monday, February 8, 201602/08/2016

Holding Onto Roe V Wade

In Bill Newman

1/8: We speak with the courageous women’s health doctor and abortion provider, Dr. Willie Parker, who was the honoree of the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts Roe v. Wade commemoration on Saturday. Then, Political Gold with Josh Silver, CEO of Represent Us.


Friday, February 5, 201602/05/2016

A Sense of Place

In Bill Newman

Author Joseph Steinfield on his new book Claremont Boy: My New Hampshire Roots and the Gift of Memory. Plus, Judy Herrell of Herrell’s Ice Cream and Chris Harper of Whole Children speak about National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day tomorrow raising money for the Hadley non-profit.

julie lichtenberg

Thursday, February 4, 201602/04/2016

Vaya Con Muñoz 2.6.15

In Vaya Con Muñoz

This week we have a conversation with Julie Lichtenberg, an artist and cultural activist with a background in visual art and physical theater. For over 30 years, Julie has been inspired to strive for a kinder world through artistic collaborations. She cofounded the Performance Project in 2000 in Springfield.
If you would like to talk to her about your experiences with the new project on tenderness in times of crisis, please call her at 413-374-4938


Thursday, February 4, 201602/04/2016

The Northamptones Silver Chords

In Bill Newman

2/4: We talk politics with former Senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart, and yesterday’s convening of a state constitutional convention with “Your State U” host Max Page. Then the Northamptones light up the studio—really, there are amazing— a preview of this weekend’s Silver Chord Bowl.


Wednesday, February 3, 201602/03/2016

Voices From Inside

In Bill Newman

2/3: Voice from Inside: how to survive jail and somehow come out stronger and better; Emmy award-winning film maker Larry Hott reviews “God Loves Uganda” and other documentaries.

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