freedom singer

Tuesday, June 9, 201506/09/2015

Still Singing For Freedom

In Bill Newman

6.9.15 That fracking pipeline through our community–if you have a complaint, your time in this week! – with MassPlan (Pipe Line Awareness Network) Executive Director Katie Eisman; Bill Perlman previews the Freedom Singers reunion—this weekend; Peter Blanchette, HVGO founder and maestro on forming a middle and high school kids guitar orchestra.


Monday, June 8, 201506/08/2015

The Latest On Nepal

In Bill Newman

6.8.15 The Valley supports Tibetan relief with Anasuya Well and Tashi Sherpa—at the Academy of Music this Thursday! Then, the (re)birth of a literary and arts journal from the Western Mass. Hill Towns– Stone Walls Review II — with editorial board members Wil Hastings and Evan Johnson—a preview of the coming celebration and launch at the extraordinary North Hall, built circa 1795.


Friday, June 5, 201506/05/2015

Palestine (Part 2)

In Bill Newman

6.5.15 Mohammed Salwaha, founder and Director of the Palestinian House of Friendship on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Pulitzer Prize-winning author & historian of the early republic, Joe Ellis, on his new NYT bestseller, “The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789;” Mount Holyoke College professor Kathy Aidala on the upcoming Sci-tech Café; Arts Correspondent Betsy Stone on the Arise art auction and artists for social justice.

harley erdman

Thursday, June 4, 201506/04/2015

Palestine & Waterloo

In Bill Newman

6.4.15 Best-selling author Bernard Cornwell on his new book “Waterloo: the History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles.”
A preview of the art auction in support of Arise for Social Justice with its Executive Director Michaelann Bewsee and Advisory Board member Jane Mildred; then, Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David with Palestinian House of Friendship Executive Director Mohammed Sawalha.

harley erdman

Wednesday, June 3, 201506/03/2015

The Scarlet Professor: The Opera

In Bill Newman

6.3.15 Harley Erdman (UMass professor theater and playwright) & Eric Sawyer (Smith College Professor of music) preview their new opera based on the award-winning book by Northampton-based author Barry Werth (also with us in the studio) “The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin, a Literary Life Shattered by Scandal.” Then, Henry Bard and Christopher Cerf—this is too funny—co-authors of Spin glish How to Succeed in Business and Politics And Everything Else with Spin glish: the Definitive Dictionary of Deliberately Deceptive Language, by founders of the National Lampoon. And a preview of the Northampton Education Foundation showcase with NEF board members Jack Finn & Dale Melcher.


Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

On The Money (6/3/15)

In On the Money

This week on On the Money with Gary Thomas Is our country better prepared for a financial crisis like the…


Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

Lighten Up Y’all May 30 2015

In Unfiltered

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nixon book

Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

What He Knew & When He Knew It

In Bill Newman

6.2.15 President Nixon’s counselor and Watergate truth teller John Dean—his new book is “The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It.” Robin Bialecki, Exec. Director of the Easthampton Community Center—on funds being shut off by the Mayor; archguitar maestro and HVGO founder Peter Blanchette previews tomorrow’s Watermelon Wednesday; Hampshire College professor, and astronomer Salman Hameed regales us with the stories contained in next chapter now being written on the adventures of Pluto (and Goofy, according to Monte).

fisher toy man

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

Western Mass Business Show 6.6.15

In The Western Mass. Business Show

Ira talks toys with Mike Fischer from Grand Prix International.

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Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

In Which We Steal Steve Inskeep

In Bill Newman

6.1.15 NPR’s Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep on “Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Chief John Ross and A Great American Land Grab”; Teresa Lorenco of Gypsy Rose cabaret and burlesque; Black in the Valley.

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