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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Oscar Nominated Documentaries & A Smithsonian Award Artist

Cool films with Emmy-Award–winning filmmaker Larry Hott; cool marquetry with 2015 Smithsonian-award-winning artist Silas Kopf.

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Is Social Security Secure?

MHC prof. Kathy Aidala on the Sci-Tech Café; Rev. Peter Ives, Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks and Rabbi Justin David on “Can Ferguson Happen Here?” Atty Nancy Altman, author of “Social Security Works!”

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SOTU, Not All Poor People are Black, & Mussolini

Photographers Steven Petegorsky, Step by Step, his new exhibit and Max Page on Deafening Silence—Mussolini’s Legacy in Rome. Janet Cheatham Bell, author of “Not All Poor People Are Black and other things we need to think more about.”

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The Doomsday Clock

The hands are about to move on the Doomsday Clock– with Dr. Ira Helfand, Co-President, Int’l Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War;
Professor Julian E. Zelizer, on The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society.

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MLK Day: Social Justice & South Africa

The Paulo Freire Charter School for Social Justice—its foudner and its students. UMass history prof. John Higgison on apartheid in South Africa and America.

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Tsarnaev Jury Selection & Calling Long Distance from Prison

Peter Wagner, Exec. Dir., the Prison Policy Initiative; then NCIS (Northampton Criminal Investigative Service) with attorney Harry Miles on jury selection in the Tsarnaev trial.

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Could Ferguson Happen Here & When Are The Drones Coming?

Can Ferguson Happen Here? with UMass prof Whitney Battle-Baptiste , Dr. Peter Titelman, Rev. Peter Ives & Rabbi Justin David; Smith prof. Paul Voss on drones in Northampton; Amherst Live! with founder Oliver Broudy and MHC prof. Kathy Aidala; .

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Guantanmo, Islamaphobia & Islamic Art

Internationally renowned journalist Andy Worthington on closing GTMO; then UMass Islamic Art scholar Walter Denny. We ask both guests about Paris and Charlie Hebdo.

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Put Your Cell Phone In The Freezer & Fight The Pipeline

Seth Schoen, Electronic Frontier Foundation’s technology, expert on privacy; Pipelines!! Katie Eisman, Mass PLAN Director on that fracking pipeline; Northampton protests the Keystone XL with Dave Roitman, Karen Ribeiro and Tim Holcomb.

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Scott Lively & Uganda

Local evangelical minister Scott Lively (being sued for crimes against humanity) on gays and Uganda; Rev. Canon Dr. Kapya John Kaoma on Scott Lively.

Recent Headlines

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SJC Ruling Ends Greenfield Sex Offender Residency Bid

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Greenfield's efforts to pass a new sex offender residency bylaw are over before they had a chance to get started

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UMass Gang Rape Defendant To Take Stand

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Adam Liccardi is expected to testify on this final day of evidence before the jury gets the case

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21-Year-Old Man Fatally Stabbed In Springfield

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David Steven Guasp of Springfield is the city's 14th homicide of the year

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Whately Firefighters Support Group Turns 75

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The group most recently donated cash toward a project to upgrade the Whateley Elementary School playground

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Amherst Group Pushes For Town Government Changes

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Amherst For All is looking to create a charter commission which they hope leads to a town government that's more responsive to residents' needs