Tuesday, February 16, 201602/16/2016

Quit playing with your food.

In Bill Newman

2/16: Laura Patrick of the Ha Has hosts the Comedy Quiz Show with special quizmaster Martha Nelson and panelist; then “Play with Your Food” with New Century Theatre’s Producing Director Sam Rush.

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Monday, February 15, 201602/15/2016

A Brief History Of The Black Panthers

In Bill Newman

2/15: A brief history of the Black Panthers with UMass Amherst Professors Emeritus of Afro-American Studies, Ernest Allen and William Strickland. Then, the weekly segment of Black in the Valley with UMass Fine Arts Center Director Dr. Willie Hill.

marianne winters

Friday, February 12, 201602/12/2016

Vaya Con Muñoz 2.13.16

In Vaya Con Muñoz

Marianne Winters, executive director of Safe Passage, which helps people in domestic violence situations, talks about HOW we can help when we see or suspect that a loved one is being abused.
And it doesn’t involve telling the person that all they have to do is pack and leave…
And Marla Goldberg talks for a minute about the power of inanimate objects!!

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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.

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A grand jury has indicted Jeffrey Torres in connection with the March 18th stabbing at a South Hadley Dunkin Donuts shop.

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Security Cameras for French King Bridge

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The state has announced plans to install security cameras and preventative netting on the bridge, which has been the site of numerous suicide attempts over the years.

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Montague Still Pursuing Broadband

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Officials attended an Amherst meeting last night of the Mass. Broadband Institute, which recently blocked Montague’s agreement with a provider willing to extend the service to underserved areas of town.