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Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

We Heart Pluto

In Bill Newman

7.14.15 Hampshire College professor and astronomer Salman Hameed takes us on a tour of Pluto; the good, the bad, and the ugly news on Kinder Morgan’s fracking pipeline — with Katie Eisman, President of the Pipeline Awareness Network of the Northeast and the Director of MassPLAN, the Massachusetts Pipeline Awareness Network.


Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

Treehouse is A Home

In Bill Newman

7.13.15 Previews, Previews!! The new café opening at the Treehouse Community in Easthampton and this year’s (literally back by popular demand) Yidstock at the Yiddosh Book Center in Amherst.

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Saturday, July 11, 201507/11/2015

The Western Mass Business Show 7.11.15

In The Western Mass. Business Show

Ira talks with Laura Mazza Gonick from Soulful Empowered Business. http://media.whmp.com/71115WMABIZ.mp3Podcast (channel-taking-care-of-business): Play in new window | Download


Friday, July 10, 201507/10/2015

Why Are Farmers in India Killing Themselves?

In Bill Newman

7.10.15 Rasil Basu, founder of the NGO Ekatra, and Amherst College Professor Amrita Basu on their film “Harvest of Grief.” “Intelligent Disobedience” with author Ira Chaleff.

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Thursday, July 9, 201507/09/2015

Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in A New America

In Bill Newman


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Wednesday, July 8, 201507/08/2015

It’s Hott in Vietnam

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Tuesday, July 7, 201507/07/2015

On The Money (7/8/15)

In On the Money

Why is Greece affecting our stock market? 3 things that can crush your retirement How the American Dream has changed…

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Tuesday, July 7, 201507/07/2015

Not By The Hair of My Chinny Chin Chin

In Bill Newman


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Monday, July 6, 201507/06/2015

Junie B. Jones

In Bill Newman

7.6.15 The entire cast of New Century Theatre Kids, with director Cate Damon, joins us in the studio to tell us about their production, Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Attorney Luke Ryan on 10,000 criminal convictions in Massachusetts apparently tainted by a drug-abusing state chemist—AGAIN! On Black in the Valley special guest, Rev. Jeannine Smalls from AME Church in South Carolina, who has attended all nine funerals of those gunned down at the Emanuel AME church, talks about forgiveness and the community’s attempts to recover.

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Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

Mr. President

In Bill Newman

7.2.15 State Senate President Stan Rosenberg on marriage equality, the Olympics in Massachusetts?, & funding UMass, among other topics; then, New Century Theatre’s Producing Director Sam Rush on the newest work at NCT, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes.

Recent Headlines

14 hours ago in Local

New Details of Misconduct From State Chemist


A former state chemist says she was under the influence of drugs for most of her time working in an Amherst drug lab.

14 hours ago in Local

Portland Pirates Hockey Coming to Springfield

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Reports out of Maine indicate that the Portland Pirates of the AHL will relocate to Springfield, replacing the Falcons, which are moving to a new facility in Tucson next season.

14 hours ago in Local

Springfield Water Main Break Knocks Out Power

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It happened at around 1:30 yesterday, creating a massive sinkhole on Main Street and knocking out electricity.

14 hours ago in Local

Northampton Council To Consider Prohibiting Water Privatization

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The council will consider a resolution mandating that the city’s water supply never fall into private hands as it did in Flint Michigan, which eventually led to a contamination of that system.

14 hours ago in Local

Rollover in Southampton Hurts Teen

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The rollover was the culmination of a chase which began in Northampton. An 18-year-old girl riding in the car suffered serious injuries in that accident.