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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Joe Kennedy In The House

10/1: Congressman Joe Kennedy; Peter Blood and Annie Patterson on “Rise Up Singing;” Then, Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David and Annie Turner on Pope Francis’ visit.

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Multicultural Melange

9/30: Hampshire College Professor Salman Hameed on “Science in the Muslim World.” Then, on our “Vaya Con Munoz” segment Gia Bernini joins Natalia Munoz and shares from her new book, “Coriander.”

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Medical Marijuana Arrives In Northampton

9/29: Attorney Michael Cutler on medical marijuana clinics opening in Massachusetts; best-selling author Jane McGonigal on the games you play (or should play). Her new book is “Super Better: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient.”

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MGM’s Bait & Switch and Capitalism Working for The Common Good?

9/28: Professor Robert Goodman, author of “The Luck Business,” on MGM backtracking on its Springfield casino commitment; Terry Mollner on “Common Good Capitalism –It’s Next.” And best-selling author Holly Goldberg Sloan, coming to the Odyssey”—her new book—this is just too much fun—is “Appleblossom The Possum.”

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Is An Asteroid Coming To End Us?

9/25: Filmmaker Jeff Preiss on his new film “Low Down.” Then Mount Holyoke College Professor Kathy Aidala on the Sci-tech café, Pluto, and asteroids heading towards earth.

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Songs for Syria

9/24: Michael Kane and Deb Shriver from the Valley Syrian Relief Committee, along with Rev. Peter Ives and Rabbi Justin David, help us preview upcoming “Songs for Syria.”

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Women Rule The Airwaves!

9.23.15 Pam Victor guests hosts (and Monte is outnumbered 7-1) with guests comedians Kim DeShields, Jess Miller, Laura Patrick & UMass Professor Kirsten Lang from the Department of Women Gender Sexuality Studies. Plus Vay Con Munoz and award winning filmmaker, Mary Paterno.

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Welcome, Syrian Refugees

9/22: Mohammed Najeeb (refugee resettlement worker) and Zaid al Nassar (a recently arrived Syrian refugee) on Syrian refugees/immigrants in America; then we preview, with the playwright, actors, and those whose stories are told, the play “The Draft” based Tom Weiner’s book, “Called to Serve.”

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Remember John Musante & More

9/21: Glenn Siegel on Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares; then, recent Amherst College grad Bryce Monroe on “The Lower Frequencies”–a very special edition of Black in the Valley.

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The World’s Refugee Crisis

9/18: Western Mass. Director of the AFSC Jeff Napolitano and Move-On Campaign Director Jo Comerford on the Syrian refugee crisis; then one of our very favorite authors, Lesléa Newman on her new books—we talk about personal heritage and history.

Recent Headlines

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79

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Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

1 day ago in National

Making headlines this week

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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

1 day ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

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With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

2 days ago in Local

SJC Rules For Greenfield Big-Box Appeal

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According to the state Supreme Judicial Court, the opponent’s appeal of a building permit for the French King Highway store can now move forward.

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Four Arrests Result of Springfield Drug Raid

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More than a pound of heroin, a large quantity of crack cocaine and four loaded handguns were confiscated in the raid at 38 Denton Circle.