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.

barney frank

Let’s Be (Barney) Frank

Congressman Barney Frank. He is coming to the Valley (Mount Holyoke College) tomorrow evening. His new book is “Frank: a Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.” Then, Hampshire professor and astronomer Salman Hameed on TMT.

umass grad

Beyond The Bubble Test

5/8: Professor (and former teacher) Joel Westheimer on the future of our public schools. His new book: “What Kind of Citizen?” ICONS! with UMass prof. Scott Auerbach and graduating (today!) senior (OMG-amazingly talented and accomplished) Hannah French; Jim Levy on tomorrow’s SOS plant sale.


Armenia, The Artic & Our Mothers

5/7: For Mothers’ (yes, plural!!) Day — Ann Imig –Listen to Your Mother; UMass Professor Emeritus and Armenian-American Arlene Avakian, who just returned from Turkey, on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide; Attorney Drew Caputo from Earth Justice on impending drilling in the Artic.

larry hott

Cool Films with Larry Hott

5/6: Cool Films with Northampton-based, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Larry Hott; a new President for UMass –our lead topic on Your State U. with PHENON (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts) founder, Professor Max Page.

alex morse

The Mayor & Martians

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse on the state takeover of his city’s schools; astronomer/professor Salman Hameed on aliens taking over our planet; Stephanie Carlson & Meryl Cohn on the “Play by Play” festival, coming to the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton.

steve kulik

How A Bond Becomes $$$

State Representative Steve Kulik; Rose Bookbinder, Coordinator, Pioneer Valley Workers Center with the filmmakers of “The Hand That Feeds” Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick; plus a very special edition of Black in the Valley.

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.