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.”


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.”


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.


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


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


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


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.

2 days ago in Local

Four Arrests Result of Springfield Drug Raid


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.