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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Improv as Zen Practice

Pam Victor, Ginger Carson, and Chris Ingraham on the Zen of improve; NYT best-selling author Dr. Norman Doidge on “The Brain’s Way of Healing.”

kate geis

A Look Behind The Genius of Paul Taylor

Emmy-award-winning filmmaker Kate Geis on “Creative Domain” about iconic choreographer Paul Taylor along with Bill’s interview of Paul Taylor.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries & A Smithsonian Award Artist

Cool films with Emmy-Award–winning filmmaker Larry Hott; cool marquetry with 2015 Smithsonian-award-winning artist Silas Kopf.

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Is Social Security Secure?

MHC prof. Kathy Aidala on the Sci-Tech Café; Rev. Peter Ives, Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks and Rabbi Justin David on “Can Ferguson Happen Here?” Atty Nancy Altman, author of “Social Security Works!”

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SOTU, Not All Poor People are Black, & Mussolini

Photographers Steven Petegorsky, Step by Step, his new exhibit and Max Page on Deafening Silence—Mussolini’s Legacy in Rome. Janet Cheatham Bell, author of “Not All Poor People Are Black and other things we need to think more about.”

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The Doomsday Clock

The hands are about to move on the Doomsday Clock– with Dr. Ira Helfand, Co-President, Int’l Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War;
Professor Julian E. Zelizer, on The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society.

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MLK Day: Social Justice & South Africa

The Paulo Freire Charter School for Social Justice—its foudner and its students. UMass history prof. John Higgison on apartheid in South Africa and America.

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Tsarnaev Jury Selection & Calling Long Distance from Prison

Peter Wagner, Exec. Dir., the Prison Policy Initiative; then NCIS (Northampton Criminal Investigative Service) with attorney Harry Miles on jury selection in the Tsarnaev trial.

paul voss

Could Ferguson Happen Here & When Are The Drones Coming?

Can Ferguson Happen Here? with UMass prof Whitney Battle-Baptiste , Dr. Peter Titelman, Rev. Peter Ives & Rabbi Justin David; Smith prof. Paul Voss on drones in Northampton; Amherst Live! with founder Oliver Broudy and MHC prof. Kathy Aidala; .

Recent Headlines

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Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline

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It is the fourth time the parties have extended the terms of the interim deal, which was struck in November 2013 and provided Iran with limited sanctions relief in exchange for a halt to the production of uranium enriched to a purity level of 20 percent.

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Cosby’s drugs-sex admission could help women’s suit

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Lawyers for women suing Bill Cosby for defamation say his admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he pursued for sex could bolster their claims

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DA Says Rogue Chemist May Have Jeopardized “Thousands” Of Cases

Photo of Sonja Farak courtesy of the Daily Hampshire Gazette

As many as 2,000 criminal cases may be impacted by a former state chemist’s decision to tamper with drug samples

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Alleged Springfield Drug Traffickers Busted In The Berkshires

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Three Springfield men have been arrested in connection with what police say is a major Berkshire County drug trafficking operation

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Southampton Public Safety Debt Exclusion Set For Thursday

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Southampton voters head the polls later this week to once again vote on a new public safety complex