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.

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Will Pot Be Legal in MA in 2017?

7.29 We take one toke over the line with Terry Franklin, board member of Bay State Repeal. And a new edition of ‘Vaya Con Munoz’ with Natalia Munoz.

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Happy Birthday, Medicare!

7.28.15 Best-selling New York Times author Dr. Dale Archer, whose new book is “The ADHD Advantage: What You Thought Was a Diagnosis May Be Your Greatest Strength.” Then, Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare and Medicaid –time to celebrate– and anticipate Medicare for all—we can hope–
with Jackie Wolf (Co-chair of Mass Care: The Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care), Diana Stein (professor emeritus, Mount Holyoke College) Gerald Friedman (Chair of the UMass. Economics Dept., and national expert on single payer), and Ruth Smith (social worker with expertise in disability benefits and services)

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The Light At The End of The Tunnel

7.27.15: Why are New Yorkers so depressed? Because the light at the end of the tunnel is New Jersey. Old joke. We apologize to New Jersey natives. We speak with Mount Holyoke College President and medical ethicist Lynn Pasquerella about end-of-life care and Atul Gawande’s book “Being Mortal.” We first interview Professor Eve Spangler—her new book is “Understanding Israel/ Palestine: Race, Nation and Human Rights in the Conflict.”

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Olympic Title Fight

7.24.15 Andrew Zimbalist, Smith College professor, renown sports economist, and author of “Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behnd Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup” on Boston 2024. Inside/Out: what to do inside and out in the valley this weekend with arts correspondent Betsy Stone.

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From Refugee Camp To The Projects

7.23.15 Ko Festival star Sokeo Ros & the festival’s artistic director Sabrina Hamilton; then Molly Bricker of Greenfield –she recently donated part of her liver to a five year old girl she had never met.

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Rock Voices & Latina Voices

7.22.15 RockVoices with Tony Lechner, Dan Belmont, Meredith (Merry) Bixby, Carla Cooke, Nancy Denig, Pauline Fogel, Joan Griswold, & Rachel Tapley. Then, introducing Natalia Munoz.

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The Budget ‘n’ Boots

7.21.15 Jackie Cooper, storyteller Rochelle Wildfong and musician Jack Barry take us back in time discussing “A Legacy of Rural Music, People, Place”; In a sort of “How To”, Dr. Don Robinson describes the 6 year collaboration among more than 100 people from every sector of the community that resulted in the recently released History of Ashfield Volume III.

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How The Sausage…er…The BUDGET is made

7.20 Rep. Steve Kulik, Vice-Chair of House Ways and Means, discusses Massachusetts’ $38.1 Billion budget for FY 2016, the budget process, and his bill that would permit towns to collect property taxes from certain entities that are now tax-exempt; On Black in the Valley Prof. Carlie Tartakov and Dr. Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks will continue their conversation with Rev. Jeannine Smalls from Charleston, SC’s A.M.E. District 7.

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Fair Wages for CSO & The Psychology of Torture

7/17: Dr. Stephen Soldz on how Psychologists collaborated with the CIA and Defense Department on the War on Terror’s Torture Program, and the resulting professional ethics issues; Jason Stephany of the Service Employees International Union on the impending strike by Mental Health Workers of the taxpayer’s funded Clinical & Support Options; Inside/Out with Artist Betsy Stone and New Century Theater’s Sam Rush.

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FBI understaffed to tackle cyber threats

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The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice shows.

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Hundreds Turn Out To Oppose Pipeline at FERC Hearing

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The hearing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission starts the clock on a 60-day environmental review of the project

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One Of Two Missing Northampton Peacocks Returns Home

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Owner Dee Boyle-Clapp says the female, named Lucrezia, was recovered over the weekend, but her mate, Bob, is still at large

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Lawmakers Back 2-day Sales Tax Holiday in August

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Legislators vote to suspend the state's 6.25 percent sales tax on most items Aug. 15-16.

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Lawmakers Move To Restore UMass Funds Vetoed By Baker

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Both chambers voted to restore $5 million cut by Baker from the original funding appropriation for the University of Massachusetts.