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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Cool Films With Larry Hott

11/2: Emmy award-winning filmmaker Larry Hott on one of his most memorable PBS Films, “Imagining Robert: My Brother, Madness, and Survival;” then, a special edition of “Black in the Valley” with special guests Paul Wiley and Roger Wallace.


Are We Moving Any Closer to Ending Racism?

10/30: Kali Nicole Gross, Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at UT-Austin, on racism in our schools and politics; Eva Fierst, curator at UMass. Amherst Museum of Contemporary Art, on the amazing Chuck Close exhibit; Professor Jonathan Fineberg, author of “Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain.”


An Iraqi Cellist for Peace

10/29: Peacemaker Karim Wasfi, conductor and cellist of the Iraq National Symphony Orchestra — the cellist of Baghdad; Represent Us CEO Josh Silver on the presidential primaries (the numbers may shock you); and Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David, and UMass. professor Ron Story on Jonathan Edwards and Pope Francis


The Future of High-Stakes Testing

10/28: Massachusetts Teachers Ass’n President Barbara Madeloni; then Natalia Munoz and Jeff Naplolitano on Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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Clementine Churchill & The Candidates for Hamp School Committee

10/27: Sonia Purnell, author of “Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill;” candidates for at-large Northampton School Committee seats, Nat Read and Blue Duval.

Does Greenfield Want More Mayor Martin?

10/26: Greenfield Mayor and candidate for re-election Bill Martin; Amherst College’s Roosevelt Institute students; MHC Professor Kathy Aidala on the Sci-Tech Café.


How Soon Will Humans Be Extinct?

10/22: Paul Ehrlich, author of “The Population Bomb” and some 40 other books whose newest co-authored work is “The Annihilation of Nature.”

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Patty Morey Walker & Kinky Friedman

10/21: Patty Morey Walker, candidate for mayor of Greenfield; Kinky Friedman, music legend and one-time candidate for Governor of Texas. Then, “Vaya con Munoz.”


Maria from Sesame Street, Barry Moser AND Sarah Vowell!?

10/20: Two poignant memoirs: Barry Moser on “We Were Brothers” and Sonia Manzano (Maria on Sesame Street) on “Love and Chaos in the South Bronx.” Then, Sarah Vowell on “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States” (history as you’ve never quite heard it before).


Two For Tibet

10/19: Horrors and hope in Tibet: The Tibet Film Fest—“Tibet in Song” and “Bringing Tibet Home” a preview with Verena Smith and Thondup Tsering; then, “The Science of Sleep” with UMass professor of Psychology and Brain Science, Rebecca Spencer; ten years post Katrina we return to New Orleans with N.O. community activist, Dr. Rev. Dwight Webster.

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Making headlines this week


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

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Teen pregnancies hit historic low


The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

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U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises


U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

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No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents


The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.