school comittee

Tuesday, October 27, 201510/27/2015

Clementine Churchill & The Candidates for Hamp School Committee

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10/27: Sonia Purnell, author of “Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill;” candidates for at-large Northampton School Committee seats, Nat Read and Blue Duval.

Monday, October 26, 201510/26/2015

Does Greenfield Want More Mayor Martin?

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10/26: Greenfield Mayor and candidate for re-election Bill Martin; Amherst College’s Roosevelt Institute students; MHC Professor Kathy Aidala on the Sci-Tech Café.


Saturday, October 24, 201510/24/2015

Western Mass Business Show 10.24.15

In The Western Mass. Business Show

Ira talks with Steve Neveu of Notch Mechanical Constructors.

alex oconnell

Friday, October 23, 201510/23/2015

Holyoke Mayoral Debate: Election 2015

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Live from Gateway City Arts it’s WHMP’s 2015 Holyoke Mayoral Debate! Incumbent Alex Morse squares off against challenger Fran O’Connell…


Friday, October 23, 201510/23/2015

How Soon Will Humans Be Extinct?

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10/22: Paul Ehrlich, author of “The Population Bomb” and some 40 other books whose newest co-authored work is “The Annihilation of Nature.”

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Wednesday, October 21, 201510/21/2015

Patty Morey Walker & Kinky Friedman

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10/21: Patty Morey Walker, candidate for mayor of Greenfield; Kinky Friedman, music legend and one-time candidate for Governor of Texas. Then, “Vaya con Munoz.”


Tuesday, October 20, 201510/20/2015

On The Money (10/21/15)

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This is the anniversary of the 1987 market plunge of 22% in one day. Can it happen again? How do…


Tuesday, October 20, 201510/20/2015

Maria from Sesame Street, Barry Moser AND Sarah Vowell!?

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10/20: Two poignant memoirs: Barry Moser on “We Were Brothers” and Sonia Manzano (Maria on Sesame Street) on “Love and Chaos in the South Bronx.” Then, Sarah Vowell on “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States” (history as you’ve never quite heard it before).


Monday, October 19, 201510/19/2015

Two For Tibet

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10/19: Horrors and hope in Tibet: The Tibet Film Fest—“Tibet in Song” and “Bringing Tibet Home” a preview with Verena Smith and Thondup Tsering; then, “The Science of Sleep” with UMass professor of Psychology and Brain Science, Rebecca Spencer; ten years post Katrina we return to New Orleans with N.O. community activist, Dr. Rev. Dwight Webster.

chris gill

Saturday, October 17, 201510/17/2015

Western Mass Business Show 10.17.15

In The Western Mass. Business Show

Ira talks with Chris Gill from Peerless Handcuffs.

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