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.


Was Eleanor Roosevelt a Lesbian?

Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella; then, OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) presents Terry Baum as Lorena Hickok, Hick: the story of the love affair between Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt.

ryan odonnel

Northampton Parking & The Borscht Belt

City Councilor Ryan O’Donnell on election finance reform in Northampton; Marisa Scheinfeld on “Echoes from the Borscht Belt”—the exhibit now being presented at the Yiddish Book Center.

mike kirby

What’s Going On On Round Hill?

NHS Thespians, Connor Paradis, Jackson Samuels, Alex Koester, & Emma Henderson on “This Is Our Youth.” NPR (Northampton Poetry Radio) Rich Michelson with Doug Anderson and Preston Browning.


Katmandu, Population Control and Junk Science in Law Enforcement

Convicting the innocent? NCIS (Northampton Criminal Investigative Service) with Attorney Harry Miles on unreliable breathalyzers –their use now suspended– in western Massachusetts and fraudulent science used (and taught to local law enforcement) by the FBI for decades. Also, population expert David Paxson on 5 billion too many people on earth


Young@Heart, Sierra Leone & How To Grow a Diamond

What a weekend!! We preview Sunday’s intergnerational mashup of the the Young@Heart Chorus, the Sci-tech Band (pride of Springfield), and the the Young People’s Choir of NYC; and Saturday evening’s Sierra Leone All-Stars, joined by other all-star local dancers and drummers, including PVPA’s WOFA and Tony Vacca and friends. Then, diamonds are a girl’s (and a guy’s) best friend? MHC prof. Kathy Aidala previews the upcoming Sci-tech café on diamonds (spoiler alert: you probably are about to own some.)


The U.S. Has No Class?

A show filled with moving stories from superb authors: Jennifer Ladd on “Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide”; Dr. Susan Ball, author of “Voices in the Band” (on treating AIDS); & Smith College’s Gail Thomas on “Waving Back.”


Genocide, The Death of The Planet and Peter from Peter, Paul & Mary!

: Genocide: Hampshire College’s Marian Masrobian MacCurdy on her new book, “Sacred Justice: The Voices and Legacy of the Armenian Operation Nemesis”; Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary on politics, music, & his upcoming concert in Northampton; & an Earth Day observance with population expert Dave Paxson.


Fight The Cancer In Your Genes!

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor on his new book “The Gene Therapy Plan” (Your genes do not preordain your health destiny); The Conflicting Legacies of the Vietnam War—A Teach-In with UMass prof. Chris Appy (His superb new book is “American Reckoning”); Wayne Smith (Vietnam War army medic) & Susan Leary, Director, Veterans Education Project); Poets Rich Michelson and Deborah Gorlin (she is coming to the Broadside).


Night & The Lower Frequencies

Katy Eisman, Director of MassPLAN (Pipeline Awareness Network) on that frackin’ pipeline; Priscilla Hellweg and Josh Perlstein of Enchanted Circle Theatre on Elie Wiesel’s “Night”, adapted for the stage.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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2015 to be the hottest year in history


This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.

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Many House Republicans want refugee restrictions in spending bill


Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.

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Just call him a V.I.T.


The VIP birds have arrived at the White House to get the annual presidential pardon.