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.


Guns, State Politics, Climate Film, & MLK

R. Douglas Fields, author of “Why We Snap: Understanding the Rage Circuit in Your Brain;” Massachusetts State Senate President Stan Rosenberg on marijuana policy, charter schools, criminal justice reform; and that fracking pipeline; then Sigrid Schmalzer, UMass history prof and Director of STPEC (Social Thought and Political Economy) program on “Merchants of Doubt” (the climate change deniers fraud)-the film at Forbes this weekend; Reverend Peter Ives, W.Mass. AFSC Director Jeff Napolitano and Dr. Peter Titelman on MLK Day observances, lessons and celebrations and Black Lives Matter.

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Your State U, Music for Change, & Vaya Con Muñoz

Bill speaks with PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts)founder and former MSP (Massachusetts Society of Professors) President Max Page, singer-songwriters and political activists Peter Blood and Annie Patterson –don’t miss their show this weekend!, and Vaya Con Muñoz with Natalia Muñoz: Dr. Marty Nathan and Milta Franco talk about the Cliniquita program.


Sprawlbuster at the State Supreme Court

Sprawlbuster Al Norman and lawyer Tom Lesser on last week’s state Supreme Judicial Court hearing on efforts to bring a Wal-Mart to Greenfield’s French King Highway.


Guantanamo Bay Anniversary

Guantanamo Bay detainee attorney Buz Eisenberg speaks on the fifteenth anniversary of the controversial Cuban prison; ACLU of Massachusetts Executive Director Carol Rose; Represent US CEO Josh Silver on the latest presidential polls.

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Defenders of Public Education

Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni and PHENOM –Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts founder Max Page.


Honoring Creativity & The Reverend Finds A Rabbi

Bill speaks with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman on his new book “18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently.” The weekly…

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Will The Governor Be The Senator From NH?

1/6: New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan on the opioid crisis in the Northeast, the future of the Affordable Care Act and her candidacy for the United States Senate; Claude Knobler, author of “More Love (Less Panic)”—on parenthood lessons learned from adopting his son from Ethiopia; and Mike Lofgren, author of “The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government.”

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A Greenfield Lawyer Puts The ‘Spotlight’ On The Ills of The Catholic Church

1/5: Greenfield attorney John Stobierski, the attorney for many local victims of the Catholic Church’s priest sexual abuse scandal; then, back to that fracking pipeline with the President of Pipeline Awareness Network for the Northeast, Katy Eisman, who updates us on the FERC’s process and your right to intervene—to become a participant in this process—there’s been an extension—fill out the form now!


The 13th Ammendment

1/4: Black in the Valley with Rev-Dr. Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks; Prof. Carlie Tartakov, and special guest Martin Jones; Vaya con Munoz with Natalia Munoz and Performance Project founder and First Generation Artistic Director Julie Lichtenberg.

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Farewell, 2015

12.31.15 Josh Silver guest hosts and bids adieu to 2015 with a look at a groundbreaking carbon capture technology, some hope on the political horizon and a Cathedral in The Night.

Recent Headlines

14 hours ago in National

Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform


The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

14 hours ago in National

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database


Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

14 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast


The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

15 hours ago in National

States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise


In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

15 hours ago in National, World

Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership


U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.