Tuesday, April 19, 201604/19/2016

On The Money (4/20/16)

In On the Money

Are low interest rates forcing you into risky investments? What happens if you lose your employer health care plan in…

NY Police

Tuesday, April 19, 201604/19/2016

A History of New York Police Brutality

In Bill Newman

4/19- Peace activist Paki Wieland with Linda Sartor on her new book Turning Fear into Power. Kestrel Land Trust Executive Director Kristin DeBoer. Mount Holyoke professor Daniel Czitrom on his new book New York Exposed: The Gilded Age Police Scandal that Launched the Progressive Era. Plus, UMass Professor Max Page and Massachusetts Teacher’s Association President Barbara Madeloni on the picket line.

tommy shea

Monday, April 18, 201604/18/2016

The 101 Best Dingers in Baseball

In Bill Newman

4/18- Local author Tommy Shea on his new book on baseball; Another local author Shel Horowitz, on his new book Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World; plus the regular segment, Black in the Valley.


Saturday, April 16, 201604/16/2016

Western Mass Business Show 4.16.16

In The Western Mass. Business Show

4.16.16 Ira speaks with John Debarge Sr about Arrow Security, guarding hospitals, factories, offices, since 1978.

Alicia Lopez

Saturday, April 16, 201604/16/2016

Vaya Con Muñoz 4.16.16

In Vaya Con Muñoz

4.16.16 Long live teachers! Alicia López, a 7th and 8th grade ELL teacher in Amherst, talks about her blog, maestrateacher.com, the vital role of a multicultural education and what she would do if she were queen of public education. Also, Marla Goldberg reads speaks frankly about poop, and we end with rock n’ rollers Juanes and Miguel Bosé singing a balladey-rockish, “Nada Particular”


Friday, April 15, 201604/15/2016

Tax Day (Sort of)

In Bill Newman

4/15: Four representatives from Represent Us preview the rally and protest in Northampton against political corruption and for campaign finance reform. Brian Turner, co-author of “The Hurrah Game: Baseball in Northampton 1823-1953”, previews his upcoming talk at Historic Northampton about early 19th century baseball at Northampton’s Round Hill School; also, Arts Correspondent Betsy Stone and Sports, Man! Scott Coen.

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Thursday, April 14, 201604/14/2016

Old Records Never Die

In Bill Newman

4/14: Professor and PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Mass.) founder Max Page on the ongoing protests sit-in and arrests at UMass over fossil fuel divestment; Eric Spitznagel, author of “Old Records Never Die: One Man’s Quest for His Vinyl and His Past;” Reverends Peter Ives and Kelly Gallagher on Earth Day and the Leave-it- in- the- Ground Movement.


Wednesday, April 13, 201604/13/2016

Abigail is Not The Only Adams First Lady

In Bill Newman

4/13: Louisa Thomas, author of “Louisa: the Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams;” Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Larry Hott, previews tonight’s gala for his extraordinary film “Sci-Tech Band: Pride of Springfield;” poets Andrea Stone ( “American Spelling: Story in Verse”) and Joshua Stewart (“Break every String”) preview their new collections and joint book launch and reading this Sunday at the Smith College Library; and Vaya con Munoz: Natalia Munoz reports on the Latino Scholarship Fund.


Tuesday, April 12, 201604/12/2016

On The Money (4/13/16)

In On the Money

How does the new Fiduciary ruling affect your relationship with your financial advisor? If 50 is the new 40, is…


Tuesday, April 12, 201604/12/2016

Could You Be Your Own Attorney?

In Bill Newman

4/12: Peter Enns, author of Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World; Northampton attorney Devlin Farmer, author of Representing Yourself in Court: How to Win Your case on Your Own.

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