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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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.

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Vaya Con Muñoz!

12.30.15 Natalia Muñoz guest hosts with special guests Comedian Phillip Anthony and Filmmaker Mary Paterno


First Night 2016

12.29.15 The Rev. Peter Ives guests hosts and talks First Night with the Penny Burke from The Northampton Center for The Arts and the Rev. Andrea Ayvazian and Jeff Olmstead from Haydenville Congregational Church.

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A Missive From Palestine

12.28.15 Jeff Napolitano guest hosts with Professor Vijay Prashad, just back from Palestine. Plus a lot of trashing of ‘The Force Awakens’.

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Black Nativity

12.24.15 Guest Host Buz Eisenberg and Monte Belmonte will be joined by President Peter Jones of the American Council for International Studies chatting about Christmas traditions around the world, and by the Reverend Peter Ives.


DNA, Climate Talks, & A Guitar Orchestra

12.22.15- Station general manager Dave Musante speaks on the proposed Downtown Northampton Association (DNA). Activist Doug Wight on his recent trip to Paris for the Climate Talks. Peter Blanchette on the Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra performing on First Night.


Kirtan, Elvis & Black Lives Matter at Smith

12.21.15- Shubalananda Kirtan and Lord Russ “Elvis” on their First Night appearance in Northampton and weekly segment Black in the Valley with Smith College Black Lives Matter students.

jane yolen and heidi stemple

Who Is Newman’s Guest? Whoo? Whoo?

12/18: Heidi Stemple and Janis Jorgenson on our local National Audubon Christmas Bird Count (especially owls); Ian Watson, Artistic Director of Arcadia Players, on tonight’s performance of Handel’s Messiah at Abbey Chapel; Henry Wheaton and Chris Oakley preview Show Circus Studio’s amazing First Night show.


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.

natalia munoz

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.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in National

Clinton did not comply with federal email policy, watchdog finds


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while U.S. secretary of state broke government rules and was not approved by State Department security officials, according to an internal government watchdog's report released on Wednesday.

2 hours ago in Local

Holyoke Man Pleads Not Guilty in Police Officer Stabbing

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A grand jury has indicted Jeffrey Torres in connection with the March 18th stabbing at a South Hadley Dunkin Donuts shop.

2 hours ago in Local

Northampton Restaurant Closes Abruptly

Rally in Solidarity with Northampton Restaurant workers

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center is condemning the move, and is working with the affected employees to recover any back pay owed to them.

3 hours ago in Local

Security Cameras for French King Bridge

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The state has announced plans to install security cameras and preventative netting on the bridge, which has been the site of numerous suicide attempts over the years.

4 hours ago in Local

Montague Still Pursuing Broadband

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Officials attended an Amherst meeting last night of the Mass. Broadband Institute, which recently blocked Montague’s agreement with a provider willing to extend the service to underserved areas of town.