The Bill Newman Show. Weekdays at 9AM (and again at 6PM). Join Bill & Monte Belmonte as they talk with newsmakers, authors, artists,
poets, and ‘fish wrap’ about the day’s headlines.
5/4: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo on his new book (pub date yesterday) “Everybody’s Fool.” Then, International Business magazine reporter Maria Gallucci joins Natalia Munoz on the debt crisis in Puerto Rico.
5/3: John Elder Robison, best-selling author of “Look me in the Eye” on his new book “switched on: a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening.” Then a mash up of “Cool Films with Larry Hott” and (professor and astronomer) “Salman Hameed’s Universe.”
5/2: Award-winning journalist Tommy Shea on “Dingers: the 101 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History.” Then, Black in the Valley.
4/29: Has Bernie dramatically changed American politics and policies even if he doesn’t win the nomination? Hear the perspective of Josh Silver, CEO of Represent Us – Getting Big Money Out of politics. Then, Remember the Indies! with Odyssey Bookstore owner Joan Grenier.
4/28: Natalia Munoz on Casa Latina’s 50th anniversary walk and celebration and Puerto Rico’s debt crisis; Peter Blanchette on the Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra’s upcoming CD release extravaganza and concert; the Rev. Peter Ives with long-time community activists and religious leaders at Congregation B’nai Israel Ron Ackerman and Cleo Gorman.
4/26: Max Page, founder and board member of PHENOM—the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts—explains how Governor Baker’s recent rollout—to great fanfare– of a higher education plan amounts only to public relations because it will help almost no one.
4/25: The Amandla Chorus—previewing the chorus’s upcoming spring concert at Edwards Church on Saturday April 30– with Evelyn Harris, Eveline MacDougall, Lilly Lombard and Magsy Lombard; then, “In the Heights” at Williston with Director of the Williston Theatre Emily Ditkovski and five amazing student actors.
4/22: Linda Sartor, author of “Turning Fear into Power: One Woman’s Journey Confronting the War on Terror;” then award-winning filmmaker Mick Caouette on his new film in progress “Frances Perkins: Fire and Ice,” coming to Mount Holyoke College.
4/21: Katy Eisman, CEO of the organizations leading the fight against the Kinder-Morgan fracking pipeline, on yesterday’s blockbuster announcement that KMI is giving up the ghost on its proposed pipeline though our valley; Smith College professor Ben Baumer, co-author of “The Sabermetric Revolution” talks baseball and analytics (who knew numbers could be so much fun?) and previews his Sci-Tech café presentation this coming Monday; then, The Reverend, the Reverend and the Reverend—Peter Ives, Chuck Morton, & Bobbie Morton