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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Burq Off!

7.15.15 Nadia Manzoor presents “Burq Off! at the Ko Festival — with the festival’s artistic director, Sabrina Hamilton (listen to this amazing actor and writer — you are going to want to see this show); Massachusetts Teachers Ass’n President Barbara Madeloni with professor Mass Page on tuition, funding and high-stakes testing; Mandy Smith, author of “Cabin Fever: the Sizzling Secrets of a Virgin Airlines Flight Attendant.”

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We Heart Pluto

7.14.15 Hampshire College professor and astronomer Salman Hameed takes us on a tour of Pluto; the good, the bad, and the ugly news on Kinder Morgan’s fracking pipeline — with Katie Eisman, President of the Pipeline Awareness Network of the Northeast and the Director of MassPLAN, the Massachusetts Pipeline Awareness Network.


Treehouse is A Home

7.13.15 Previews, Previews!! The new café opening at the Treehouse Community in Easthampton and this year’s (literally back by popular demand) Yidstock at the Yiddosh Book Center in Amherst.


Why Are Farmers in India Killing Themselves?

7.10.15 Rasil Basu, founder of the NGO Ekatra, and Amherst College Professor Amrita Basu on their film “Harvest of Grief.” “Intelligent Disobedience” with author Ira Chaleff.

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Junie B. Jones

7.6.15 The entire cast of New Century Theatre Kids, with director Cate Damon, joins us in the studio to tell us about their production, Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Attorney Luke Ryan on 10,000 criminal convictions in Massachusetts apparently tainted by a drug-abusing state chemist—AGAIN! On Black in the Valley special guest, Rev. Jeannine Smalls from AME Church in South Carolina, who has attended all nine funerals of those gunned down at the Emanuel AME church, talks about forgiveness and the community’s attempts to recover.

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Mr. President

7.2.15 State Senate President Stan Rosenberg on marriage equality, the Olympics in Massachusetts?, & funding UMass, among other topics; then, New Century Theatre’s Producing Director Sam Rush on the newest work at NCT, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes.

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Becoming American

7.1.15 We celebrate July 4 with Laurie Millman from the Center for New Americans and new American citizen (as of this July 4) from Vietnam, Hanh Phung; then, recent Northampton High School grad, Jake Bridgman on the upcoming premier of his new film , a psychological thriller, at the Academy of Music.

Recent Headlines

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Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos


Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Police name suspect in Colorado Springs shooting


Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.