Podcasts: Bill Newman

Bill Newman

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.


A Sense of Place

Author Joseph Steinfield on his new book Claremont Boy: My New Hampshire Roots and the Gift of Memory. Plus, Judy Herrell of Herrell’s Ice Cream and Chris Harper of Whole Children speak about National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day tomorrow raising money for the Hadley non-profit.


The Northamptones Silver Chords

2/4: We talk politics with former Senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart, and yesterday’s convening of a state constitutional convention with “Your State U” host Max Page. Then the Northamptones light up the studio—really, there are amazing— a preview of this weekend’s Silver Chord Bowl.


Voices From Inside

2/3: Voice from Inside: how to survive jail and somehow come out stronger and better; Emmy award-winning film maker Larry Hott reviews “God Loves Uganda” and other documentaries.

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On Iowa, The Northampton Police & Liberals Crossing The Aisle

2.2.16- Attorney Luke Ryan on the Jonas Correia trial versus the Police of Northampton. Director of Strategic Communications at the University of Texas at Austin, Daniel Oppenheimer on his new book “Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century.”


Supporting Amherst Families

2.1.16 “Black in the Valley” host Carlie Tartakov is joined by Monica Brown, Anastasia Morton and Dwayne Chamble from the Amherst Family Center;
Joe Gannon, author of the acclaimed “Night of the Jaguar” speaks to us about his new novel “The Last Dawn;” New York times bestselling author Jacqueline Sheehan preview tomorrow’s Writers Night Out.


The Outgoing President Of Mount Holyoke

1/29: Lynn Pasquerella, President of Mount Holyoke College and leading medical ethicist; then, Silas Kopf, marquetry maven, shares his arts report.

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1.28- Bill and Monte speak with WMUA community members on the UMass administration’s decision to cut community programming.


Female Boxing’s Champion

1.27- Bill speaks with Gail Grandchamp, former amateur and pro boxer turned trainer and motivational speaker, paving the way for women in boxing. Vaya con Muñoz with Natalia Muñoz and Waleska Lugo-DeJesús speak on the Healing Racism Institute of the Pioneer Valley.

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Are You Ready For Some Football (Debt)?

1.26- Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM) founder and UMass Professor Max Page speaks with Dr. Steven Conn, the W.E. Smith Professor of History at Miami University in Ohio on football stadiums. Plus, Noelle Hanrahan on President Obama’s ban of solitary confinement for imprisoned juveniles.

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Does the ACLU Represent.Us?

1.25- Bill speaks with ACLU Massachusetts Legal Director, Matt Segal and Director of Northampton and D.C. based Represent.Us Josh Silver.

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Making headlines this week


A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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UMass Rape Trial Goes To Jury

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Deliberations began Thursday in Durocher’s alleged 2013 rape of a female classmate outside the UMass Campus Center

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UMass Investigates Alleged Employee Wrongdoing


University officials say the violations include misreporting of hours and misuse of campus resources

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Northampton Council Urges Lift On Net-Metering Cap

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The Northampton City Council has passed a resolution urging the state to lift the cap on net-metering

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Snowy Friday Commute In The Pioneer Valley

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties through 1pm