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.

Talking Politics and Children’s Books

Bill Newman talks politics with Represent.Us Director Josh Silver and is joined by author John Sheirer on his new book “The Alpha Dog Alphabet.” The regular weekly segment of Vaya con Muñoz with Natalia Muñoz features local superhero author Keshawn Dodds.

Reverend & the Rabbi and Monte’s March

11.24.15- The Reverend & the Rabbi join Bill Newman as they check in with Monte Belmonte in his annual Monte’s March for the Food Bank of Western Mass


Give To Women and Girls, Give to Monte’s March

11.23.15- The Give to Women and Girls #G2WG campaign stops in and talks about #GivingTuesday supporting five Western Mass organizations: YWCA, Girls Inc., MotherWoman, Girl Scouts of Central and WMass, and the Women’s Fund of WMass. Monte checks in throughout the hour, updating listeners of the sixth annual Monte’s March as he raises money for the Food Bank of Western Mass!


Charles & Khalif Neville, Amos Kamil on the Horace Mann School, “And the Neighbors”

11.20.15 Charles & Kalif Neville are they the New England Neville Brothers or not? Plus Amos Kamil on secrecy and sex scandals at the Horace Mann School. And “And The Neighbors” on their CD release show.

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The Reverend, The Rabbi, The Haymarket

11/19: Lorin Stein, editor of the Paris Review; Ben Grosscup singing songs of resistance (a preview of Saturday’s performance); The Rev. & the Rabbi and the Haymarket—celebrating the Fight for $15, and the Haymarket’s 25th (upcoming this weekend, -politics and partying) anniversary bash.


Is There Still Time?

11.18.15 Peter Seidel, author of “There Is Still Time” (to save the planet. But just barely.); Mass State Auditor Suzanne Bump on charter schools and opioids; and Natalia Munoz, chair of the Northampton Human Rights Commission on meeting with the new Northampton police chief.

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The Times They Are A-Changin’ (We Hope)

11.17.15 Col. Ann Wright (ret.) and diplomat on the Paris attacks and terrorism. We can save the earth (literally) with author Courtney White. And musical activist Ben Grosscup.

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James Baldwin & Trees On Mars

11.16.15 A special edition of Black in The Valley with Carol Ross from Amherst Together on a James Baldwin film event and author Hal Niedzviecki on the death of the future.

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Women In Leadership

11/13: Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella on women’s leadership; Rev Peter Ives on “Before It Is Too Late.”

Recent Headlines

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Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court


Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

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Climate Change Awareness Rallies Held In Amherst And Northampton


Members of "Climate Action Now" organized the Sunday night rallies in advance of United Nations climate change talks, which begin today in Paris.

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Girl Hurt In Fall From Holyoke Highway Overpass

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Holyoke Police say they were chasing the girl, who was a shoplifting suspect from a nearby CVS store, when she fell from the overpass onto train tracks below.

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West Springfield Woman Fatally Stabbed Following An Argument

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Thirty-one year-old Christen Longley pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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Woman Found Dead in South Hadley River Not Yet Identified


The Northwestern District Attorney's office says the body was found near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, connecting South Hadley and neighboring Holyoke.