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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Frank on Frank

3.20.15

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Should the University of Oklahoma Students Have Been Expelled?

Mount Holyoke College politics prof Chris Pyle on racist speech on college campuses and Congressional speech sent to Iran; Best-selling author Garth Stein, coming to the Odyssey Bookshop, on his new novel “A Sudden Light;” archguitar maestro Peter Blanchette on his upcoming celebration of Bach.

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Pipelines and Poetry

Katie Eisman, Executive Director of MassPLAN, the Pipeline Awareness Network, on more fracking work at the FERC; Poet Laureate Rich Michelson; filmmaker Helen Cohen on (coming to the Amherst cinema—one show only) “States of Grace.”

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From Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri community organizer Azima Holt on “Black in the Valley”; Pulitzer Prize winning historian and author Garry Wills on his new book “The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis.”

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Baby Birds, Cancer & The Real Cost of Prisons

Lois Ahrens, Executive Director of The Real Cost of Prisons Project on abolishing bail in Massachusetts; Harold Wolfe from local our local PBS station, WGBY.

Islam, UMass & The Future Of Higher Ed

The 24 Hour Theatre Project with Ginny Mayer and Mark Gaudet; Kevin Carey, author of “The End of College;” a special edition of “The Reverend and the Rabbi” with Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David, and UMass Ph. D. candidate in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Furkan Ayaz.

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The Biggest Art Heist In History

As we near the 25th anniversary, we speak with investigative reporter Stephen Kurkjian, whose just-released book is titled: MASTER THIEVES: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s greatest Art Heist,” the 1990 heist of masterpieces from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,
valued at $500 million.

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Tsarnaev & The Sinking of The Lusitania

Best-selling author Erik Larson on his new and riveting book, “ Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania;” Cool films with Larry Hott; attorney Harry Miles on the Tsarnaev trial.

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Iraq, Godspell & NEt Neutrality

Live from our studio—a preview– Northampton High school presents GODSPELL John Renehan, author of “The Valley,” a novel drawing heavily on his war experience in Iraq; Political Gold with Josh Silver.

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Making headlines this week

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

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Robbery Suspect of Deerfield Farm Stand Identified

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.

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MGM Looking For Minority and Women Owned Casino Contractors

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Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.

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Holyoke State Representative Sponsors Bill To Ban Necrophilia

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Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.