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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The Genocide Continues

12/10: Smith College Professor Eric Reeves on the continuing genocide in Darfur; The Reverend (Peter Ives) and the Rabbi (Justin David).

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Vaya (Todo El Tiempo) Con Muñoz

12.9.15 Natalia Muñoz guest hosts with Jose Saavedra on innovation in Springfield’s Public Schools and Natasha Clark from Lioness Magazine.

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Pipeline Update and Children’s Books

12.8.15- Mass PLAN Director Katy Eiseman speaks on FERC’s acceptance of Kinder Morgan’s frackin’ pipeline application through Franklin County. Authors and mother/daughter duo Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple share their favorite children’s books for holiday.


Being Young & Black In The Valley

12.7.15- Les Leopold on his new book Runaway Inequality an Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice. The weekly regular segment Black in the…

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What’s Behind Our Money?

Ellen Augarten Photographs

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Will The New Open Records Law Make It Through The MA Legislature?

12/3: State Senate President Stan Rosenberg on the Public Records Bill, the fight over charter schools, the millionaires tax, funding for UMass, GMO labeling, and (“save me from myself”) no cell phones while driving; Western Mass, AFSC Director Jeff Napolitano on the Welcoming Immigrants Resolution before the Northampton City Council; Hon W. Michael Ryan and Kiki Smith, Board members of Historic Northampton, which is engaged in something quite amazing and historic and needs YOU; and then, The Reverend, the Rabbi and the Imam.

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The Earth Will Be Swallowed By The Sun!

12.2.15 When will the Earth be swallowed up by the sun and where else in the Universe is this happening already? We ask Hampshire College astronomer Dr. Salman Hameed. Just in time for the holidays, “Living The Secular Life” with Phil Zuckerman, and Vaya Con Munoz with Natalia Munoz talking Salsarengue food music poetry and activism with Jose Bou.

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The Hot Choco-thon & The US Poet Laureate

12/1: First, the United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera; then, the run for Safe Passage.

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It’s Fracking Crazy

11/30: Andrew Nikiforuk, author of “Slick Water” Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most Powerful Industry.” Also, Professor, neuroscientist, and best-selling author Daniel Levitin, whose newest book is “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.”

Talking Politics and Children’s Books

Bill Newman talks politics with Represent.Us Director Josh Silver and is joined by author John Sheirer on his new book “The Alpha Dog Alphabet.” The regular weekly segment of Vaya con Muñoz with Natalia Muñoz features local superhero author Keshawn Dodds.

Recent Headlines

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Making headlines this week

A member of the NATO parachute demonstration team lands during a change of command ceremony at NATO military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium on Wednesday May 4, 2016. U.S. Army General Curtis  M. Scaparrotti was installed as NATO's 18th supreme allied commander Europe (SACEUR). The commander, by tradition an American general or admiral, is responsible for the overall direction and conduct of NATO's global military operations. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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

6 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Anti-hunger group uses fake app to fool, educate


The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 14 percent of Americans, or more than 17 million people, are what is called food insecure, meaning at times of the year, they are uncertain of being able to acquire enough food for their household.

8 hours ago in Local

Greenfield, Northampton Celebrate Pride This Weekend

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The parade starts at noon Saturday, and the celebration continues with music, food and speakers at the Three County Fairgrounds. Around 20,000 people are expected to attend.

8 hours ago in Local

Kidnapping, Battery of Girlfriend, Results in Southampton Rollover

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His 18 year old girlfriend was seriously injured in the crash Wednesday afternoon. Simmons is being held without bail until a dangerousness hearing today.

8 hours ago in Local

Failed Zoning Bylaw Forces Hadley Tiny Home Owner Out of Town

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Town meeting voters have turned down a zoning bylaw change that would have allowed Sarah Hastings’ 200 square foot house to remain on an East Street property.