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.


First Night & The Reverend Minus the Rabbi

12.17.15- Penny Burke and Johnny Memphis speak with Bill about Northampton’s First Night. Jazz great Charles Neville also makes an appearance. On the weekly Reverend and the Rabbi segment, The Nields talk about opening for Dar Williams at the Calvin to singing to animals.

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Maria from Sesame Street and Vaya Con Muñoz

12.16.15- Sonia Manzano, also known as Maria from Sesame Street speaks with Bill on her new book. Vaya con Muñoz with Natalia Muñoz brings on Laurie Loisel, once journalist, now Director of Community Outreach and Education of the District Attorney’s office.

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Joy & Jokes

12.15.15- Local author Tzivia Gover speaks on her new book Joy in Every Moment. Bill and Monte are joined by Happier Valley Comedy’s Laura Patrick and Pam Victor of The Ha-Ha’s for their comedy game show.



12.14.15 Josh Silver pinch hits for Newman and gets the guest of all guests, Santa & Mrs. Claus

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Forensick (sic)

12.11.15- Today’s Bill Newman Show features John Anz and Champian Fulton on two local jazz shows this weekend, Harry Miles…

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The Genocide Continues

12/10: Smith College Professor Eric Reeves on the continuing genocide in Darfur; The Reverend (Peter Ives) and the Rabbi (Justin David).

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Vaya (Todo El Tiempo) Con Muñoz

12.9.15 Natalia Muñoz guest hosts with Jose Saavedra on innovation in Springfield’s Public Schools and Natasha Clark from Lioness Magazine.

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Pipeline Update and Children’s Books

12.8.15- Mass PLAN Director Katy Eiseman speaks on FERC’s acceptance of Kinder Morgan’s frackin’ pipeline application through Franklin County. Authors and mother/daughter duo Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple share their favorite children’s books for holiday.


Being Young & Black In The Valley

12.7.15- Les Leopold on his new book Runaway Inequality an Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice. The weekly regular segment Black in the…

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What’s Behind Our Money?

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Recent Headlines

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Making headlines this week


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

1 day ago in National

Teen pregnancies hit historic low


The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

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U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises


U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

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No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents


The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.