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.


Pipelines and Poetry

Katie Eisman, Executive Director of MassPLAN, the Pipeline Awareness Network, on more fracking work at the FERC; Poet Laureate Rich Michelson; filmmaker Helen Cohen on (coming to the Amherst cinema—one show only) “States of Grace.”

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From Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri community organizer Azima Holt on “Black in the Valley”; Pulitzer Prize winning historian and author Garry Wills on his new book “The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis.”

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Baby Birds, Cancer & The Real Cost of Prisons

Lois Ahrens, Executive Director of The Real Cost of Prisons Project on abolishing bail in Massachusetts; Harold Wolfe from local our local PBS station, WGBY.

Islam, UMass & The Future Of Higher Ed

The 24 Hour Theatre Project with Ginny Mayer and Mark Gaudet; Kevin Carey, author of “The End of College;” a special edition of “The Reverend and the Rabbi” with Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David, and UMass Ph. D. candidate in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Furkan Ayaz.

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The Biggest Art Heist In History

As we near the 25th anniversary, we speak with investigative reporter Stephen Kurkjian, whose just-released book is titled: MASTER THIEVES: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s greatest Art Heist,” the 1990 heist of masterpieces from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,
valued at $500 million.

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Tsarnaev & The Sinking of The Lusitania

Best-selling author Erik Larson on his new and riveting book, “ Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania;” Cool films with Larry Hott; attorney Harry Miles on the Tsarnaev trial.


Iraq, Godspell & NEt Neutrality

Live from our studio—a preview– Northampton High school presents GODSPELL John Renehan, author of “The Valley,” a novel drawing heavily on his war experience in Iraq; Political Gold with Josh Silver.

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Newspapers, Queen Esther’s Drag Ball, Stavros and Art!

3/6 Greenfield Recorder editor Tim Blagg on the future of local newspapers; Rabbi Riqi and Meaghan Zinn on Purim and…

Recent Headlines

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Volkswagen CEO faces tough questions in congressional hearing


Volkswagen's cheating on emissions with the use of software in diesel cars was not a corporate decision, but something that "individuals did," its U.S. chief executive says.

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McCarthy drops out of race for House speaker, election postponed


McCarthy had been the favorite to be selected as the official party choice to replace John Boehner.

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Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat


The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.

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Media savvy Islamic State grave concern for U.S. at home


A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Oct. 8


Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.