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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Poltical Angst & Poetry

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


Who Stole The American Dream and Can We Get It Back?

Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Price-winning, best selling author, former NYT reporter and bureau chief, Emmy-award winning producer/correspondent,
on Restoring Our Democracy and Who Stole the American Dream?” (His talk tomorrow evening at Amherst College is open to the public. Please pre-register.) Then our own Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Larry Hott on The Maltese Falcon (Sunday at the Academy of Music) and “Sci-Tech Band-Pride of Springfield.”

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Double V & Double Use

Doran (“Duke”) Goldman,baseball expert, with us on the anniversry of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier and the recent publicaiton of his piece on the Double V (VV) campaign. Also, Reuse coming to Northampton with Committee member Max Everett and Northampton Recycling coordiantor Susan Waite.

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Auditors & Aliens

State Auditor Suzanne Bump; Katrina Spade—composting you—a big article on her in the NYT today; Professor and astronomer Salman Hameed on new developments in the world of SETI—the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

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Taylor II Dance and Fighting Corruption

Amanda Stevenson, Paul Taylor dancer; Tzipora Lederman from W. Mass. Represent Us; Lisa Fontes, author of “Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship.”

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Baseball and quilting. And sexism?

Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella on ethics, the medical profession, and baseball; nationally renown sports expert, commentator, and author…

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Eat ice cream, lose weight. Ok!

Abel James, host of the “Fat Burning Man Show”, on his “Wild Diet.”  Attorney Harry Miles on the Tsarnaev verdict.…

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Urban Death, Improv, and Care for Vets

Hidden Wounds of War with professor Bob Meagher, author of “ Killing from the Inside Out”; therapist and trauma expert Mark Nickerson, co-author of “The Wounds Within”; and Edward Tick, author of “Warriors Return.” Then, improv artists extraordinaire, TJ Jagodowski & Pam Victor (of the Ha Has) on “Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book.” Katrina Spade on turning yourself into compost (when the time comes).

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Art, poetry, and Strange Fruit

Guest host Rich Michelson interviews Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg and Founder of the Rosenberg Fund for Children.



Author and conservation expert Tom Butler, editor of the extraordinary new book, being referred to as “Over.” The full title is “Overdevelopment. Overpopulation, Overshoot.”

Recent Headlines

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There’s ‘wiggle room’ on rate hike timing


A top Federal Reserve official who has long wanted the U.S. central bank to wait until next year to raise rates signaled on Monday that he could be persuaded to support a rate hike this year, so long as the increases are gradual.

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South Hadley Refrigerator Explosion Linked to Hash Oil Production

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The fire marshal says someone in the home was manufacturing hash oil, using butane, and storing it in a refrigerator. The trapped gas vapors in the fridge ignited when the fridge’s compressor turned on.

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Bill Cosby Defamation Lawsuit Going Forward

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Three women have sued the comedian, claiming their reputations were damaged when Cosby's people denied their sexual assault claims in language that disparaged them.

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Former Whately Liquor Store Raided, Drugs Confiscated

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Gay's Package Store
Drug bust

Police converged on the former Gay's Package Store earlier Friday morning, confiscating large quantities of marijuana and other drugs, as well as eight-thousand dollars in cash.

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Crash Closes Greenfield’s Mohawk Trail For 12 Hours

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The crash happened around 11 Sunday morning just west of Greenfield’s I-91 rotary. The tractor trailer rolled over, spilling its contents across Route 2.