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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In Which We Steal Steve Inskeep

6.1.15 NPR’s Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep on “Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Chief John Ross and A Great American Land Grab”; Teresa Lorenco of Gypsy Rose cabaret and burlesque; Black in the Valley.


Tilting at Ward Three Windmills

5.29.15 Steve Connor & Tom McCusker: the community responds—the story of Sylvia Hemminger; Amherst College professor Ilan Stavans on the Restless Classics launch; City Councilor Ryan O’Donnell on fracking pipelines and Ward 3 Neighborhood Ass’n President Jim Nash on celebrating –among other events– 100 years of the Bridge Street School.

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Stan Rosenberg & Bowel Movements

5.28.15 Poop!! The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ—with Giulia Enders, author of “GUT”; State Senate President –still STAN!
A special edition of The Reverend and the Rabbi: we celebrate Rev. Andrea Ayvazian.


Sci-Tech Pride of Life in The 413

5.27.15 A preview (and review) of “Life in the 413” with New Century Theatre Producing Director Sam Rush, playwright Jonathan Caws-Elwitt with a cameo by emcee extraordinaire Monte Belmonte; Northampton-based, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Larry Hott on “Sci-Tech Band: Pride of Springfield.”

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Bending The Arc

5.26.15 Bend the Arc with Jane Fleishman and Norbert Goldfield; Paul Newlin on Watermelon Wednesdays.

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Papers, Pot & Painting

5.22.15 Daily Hampshire Gazette editor Larry Parnass first unwraps the Fishwrap and then helps interview Judy Foreman, author of “A Nation in Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem.” Then, artist Susan Barocas.

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Black In The Valley/Reverend & Rabbi Mashup!

Sign on the dotted line? Martha Ertman, author of “Love’s Promises –on relationships and the contracts that bind (or not);” VFW Post 8006 Commander Tom Pease and Veterans Agent Steve Connors; A Black in the Valley and The Reverend and the Rabbi Sojourner Truth Mash-up!


Adjunct Injunction

An election this week– a juncture for adjuncts in western mass and across the state on A special edition of “Your State U.” hosted by Max Page.

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The Dookhan Dilema

Criminal defense attorneys Carl Williams (from the ACLU of Massachusetts) and Luke Ryan on yesterday’s Supreme Judicial Court’s decision on the drug lab disaster—40,000 cases probably need to be reversed ! Jenny Ladd on “Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide”; and the incomparable musician Mary Witt.

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Deconstructing The Tsarnaev Penalty Phase

Attorneys David Hoose and Harry Miles on the death penalty verdict in Tsarnaev’s case; Lou Ureneck, author of “The Great Fire: One American’s Mission to Rescue the Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide.”

Recent Headlines

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Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos


Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Police name suspect in Colorado Springs shooting


Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.