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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Northampton Parking & The Borscht Belt

City Councilor Ryan O’Donnell on election finance reform in Northampton; Marisa Scheinfeld on “Echoes from the Borscht Belt”—the exhibit now being presented at the Yiddish Book Center.

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What’s Going On On Round Hill?

NHS Thespians, Connor Paradis, Jackson Samuels, Alex Koester, & Emma Henderson on “This Is Our Youth.” NPR (Northampton Poetry Radio) Rich Michelson with Doug Anderson and Preston Browning.


Katmandu, Population Control and Junk Science in Law Enforcement

Convicting the innocent? NCIS (Northampton Criminal Investigative Service) with Attorney Harry Miles on unreliable breathalyzers –their use now suspended– in western Massachusetts and fraudulent science used (and taught to local law enforcement) by the FBI for decades. Also, population expert David Paxson on 5 billion too many people on earth


Young@Heart, Sierra Leone & How To Grow a Diamond

What a weekend!! We preview Sunday’s intergnerational mashup of the the Young@Heart Chorus, the Sci-tech Band (pride of Springfield), and the the Young People’s Choir of NYC; and Saturday evening’s Sierra Leone All-Stars, joined by other all-star local dancers and drummers, including PVPA’s WOFA and Tony Vacca and friends. Then, diamonds are a girl’s (and a guy’s) best friend? MHC prof. Kathy Aidala previews the upcoming Sci-tech café on diamonds (spoiler alert: you probably are about to own some.)


The U.S. Has No Class?

A show filled with moving stories from superb authors: Jennifer Ladd on “Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide”; Dr. Susan Ball, author of “Voices in the Band” (on treating AIDS); & Smith College’s Gail Thomas on “Waving Back.”


Genocide, The Death of The Planet and Peter from Peter, Paul & Mary!

: Genocide: Hampshire College’s Marian Masrobian MacCurdy on her new book, “Sacred Justice: The Voices and Legacy of the Armenian Operation Nemesis”; Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary on politics, music, & his upcoming concert in Northampton; & an Earth Day observance with population expert Dave Paxson.


Fight The Cancer In Your Genes!

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor on his new book “The Gene Therapy Plan” (Your genes do not preordain your health destiny); The Conflicting Legacies of the Vietnam War—A Teach-In with UMass prof. Chris Appy (His superb new book is “American Reckoning”); Wayne Smith (Vietnam War army medic) & Susan Leary, Director, Veterans Education Project); Poets Rich Michelson and Deborah Gorlin (she is coming to the Broadside).


Night & The Lower Frequencies

Katy Eisman, Director of MassPLAN (Pipeline Awareness Network) on that frackin’ pipeline; Priscilla Hellweg and Josh Perlstein of Enchanted Circle Theatre on Elie Wiesel’s “Night”, adapted for the stage.

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Poltical Angst & Poetry

NPR with Rich Michelson & Paul Mariani; The Reverend (Peter Ives) and the Rabbi (Justin David) and the Rabbi (Jacob Fine).

Recent Headlines

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Making headlines this week


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

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Deerfield Apple Thief Facing Charges

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Deerfield Police pulled over the woman in the Mercedes after receiving a report that someone was illegally harvesting apples from trees at Clarkdale Fruit Farm.

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Easthampton’s Route Ten Closes Again, This Time For A Water Main Break

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It happened around one Thursday morning between Florence Road and Highland Avenue. The road did not reopen until around two that afternoon. It was the second time in 24 hours that the road was forced to close.

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Westfield Road Rage Incident Nets Arrests

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On an altercation on Route 20, a female motorist told police that four men in a car waved a gun at her. When police pulled the car over, there were only three men inside and no gun.

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Western Mass Opioid Awareness Effort Wins Federal Grant


Congressmen Jim McGovern and Richard Neal have announced that Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant is being awarded to ongoing opioid awareness programs in Berkshire and Franklin counties and the North Quabbin region.