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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Remember John Musante & More

9/21: Glenn Siegel on Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares; then, recent Amherst College grad Bryce Monroe on “The Lower Frequencies”–a very special edition of Black in the Valley.

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The World’s Refugee Crisis

9/18: Western Mass. Director of the AFSC Jeff Napolitano and Move-On Campaign Director Jo Comerford on the Syrian refugee crisis; then one of our very favorite authors, Lesléa Newman on her new books—we talk about personal heritage and history.


Baghdad To Bach

9/17: We talk about life in Baghdad today and preview the “Bach to Baghdad” concert with Iraqi Doctor Mazan, archguitarist Peter Blanchette and Iraqi Children Art Exchange founder and Director Claudia Lefko. Plus “The Spirit of ’74: How the American Revolution Began” with author Ray Raphael.

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The Pope, Miracles, The Beatles & Western Mass Trail Running

9/15: John Thavis, best-selling author, whose new book is “The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions, and Miracles in the Modern Age.” Then, Scott Freiman, Beatles expert, on Rubber Soul and his multi-media presentation. And Ben Kimball on running trails in western Massachusetts–he has written a new guide book.

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The Hotel Northampton Union?

09/14: Hillary Mann Leverett, Middle- East expert, long-time National Security Council member, and author of “Going to Tehran: Why America Must Accept the Islamic Republic of Iran” on the Iraq nuclear deal. Then, Hotel Northampton employees explain why they need and are demanding a union.

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Hope in The Pope

9/11: Rev. Margaret Bullitt- Jonas, Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David, & Karen Ribeiro, leader of Pioneer Valley Interfaith Eco Action, on Pope Francis’ upcoming visit, Moral Action for Climate Justice, and reflections on 9/11. Local interfaith eco-action details at http://bit.ly/1PxmTTS

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Taking A Stan On The Pipleine

9/10: Massachusetts State Senate President Stan Rosenberg; then a local and national treasure, best selling children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems.

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Men With Hats

9/9: Judge Michael Ryan on Cooley-Dickinson—yes, the man the hospital is named for and why you haven’t hear about him and what you should do about that! Wear a hat—seriously. Then “Cool Films with Larry Hott,” the Emmy Award-winning film maker.


Pipelines and Chalk Talk

9/8: Katiy Eiseman, Ex. Dir., MassPLAN, PipeLine Awareness Network, updates us on that frackin’ pipeline; Claudia Lefko,
Founder of the Iraqi Children’s Art Exhange and archguitarist Peter Blanchette on “Baghdad to Bach;” Northampton Center for the Arts Exec Dir. Penny Burke on chalking Northampton.

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in National, Olympics, Sports

Flame lands in troubled Brazil for 94-day relay to Games


President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.

3 hours ago in National, World

Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq


Islamic State militants killed a U.S. serviceman in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months.

4 hours ago in Local

Federal Energy Regulators Urged to Officially Dismiss Kinder Morgan Pipeline


The “Pipeline Awareness Network for the Northeast” has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to dismiss the application “with prejudice,” which means it could not be brought back for a period of time.

4 hours ago in Local

Preservation Efforts Stall in Northfield


Seller Northfield Mount Hermon School dropped out of the deal over the weekend.

4 hours ago in Local

Northampton Appoints First Female Public Works Director

Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette

Mayor David Narkewicz has appointed Donna LaScaleia to the post. She is the former director of Green Mountain Energy in Vermont.