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.


Lakota, Latinos & Drones

11/14: Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Larry Hott on his new film, “Rising Voices,” premiering at the Academy of Music this Sunday; Lt.-Col. T. Mark McCurley (USAF-ret) on ”Hunter Killer: Inside America’s Unmanned Air War;” then “Vaya con Munoz” — Natalia Munoz with Professor Manuel Frau Ramos, publisher of El Sol Latino.

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Pipeline Update

10/13: Katy Eisman, Director of MassPLAN (PipeLine Awareness Network) and President of PLAN-New England, describes the fight at the FERC. Then, Hampshire College professors Salman Hameed (astronomy) and Jason Tor (microbiology) explain how best to fill up our water bottles on Mars.

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(Josh) Silver & Gold

10.12.15 josh Silver guest hosts and talks Represent.US, money in politics, the rising tide of Democracy in Honduras and Live Art.


Author Extravaganza

10/9: Frederick Forsyth, author of “The Day of the Jackal,” “The Odessa File,” “The Dogs of War” and the Kill List,” among other thrillers, talks about his new book ”The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue.” Then, famed South African writer Ivan Vladislavic, visits us (after his talk at Hampshire College) about life under apartheid and his new book, “The Folly.”

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Of Pipelines and Peace

10/8: “There Is Another Way.” Combatants for Peace (CfP) Sulaiman Khatib, Palestinian Co-Director of CfP, and Maya Katz, Israeli Steering Committee member of CfP, tell us how there is, and why there must be another way, end the seemingly endless Israeli- Palestinian conflict. They’ll be speaking tonight at Congregation B’nai Israel in Northampton. First, State Senate President Stan Rosenberg on the proposed Kinder-Morgan Pipeline and more charter schools ? (and how to pay for them without decimating local public school systems).

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Art & Activism

10/7: Celebrate the Rosenberg Fund for Children’s 25th anniversary with author Ellen Meeropol and musician, songwriter, producer, and activist Erin McKeown; Then, Vaya con Munoz with Natalia Munoz and stand-up artist ; and then, best-selling author Sherry Turkle, on “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age.”

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The Scoop on Co-ops!

10/6: LIVE from Green Fields Market, our annual co-op show with Laura Porter (Co-op Power), Angie Gregory (Simple Diaper & Linen), Rochelle Prunty (River Valley Market), Suzette Snow Cobb (Franklin Community Co-op) Adam Trott (Valley Alliance of Workers Cooperatives); & Andy Toomajian (PV Squared).

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Rosenberg Redemption?

10/5: Robert Meeropol on the newly released Grand Jury testimony that exonerates his mother Ethel Rosenberg, who was sent to the electric chair even though the prosecutors knew she was innocent of any wrongdoing. Then, Jenn Meeropol, Robert’s daughter, and the Executive Director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children on the RFC’s 25th anniversary celebration; Sharon Mehrman, winner of 2015 Woodworking Excellence Award; Rev. Dwight Webster of New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Katrina.


Hot(t) films. Cool poems.

10/2: Emmy-award winning filmmakers: Northampton-based Larry Hott and Smith College graduate Cynthia Wade—her new film is “Freeheld;” then, “NPR: Northmapton Poetry Radio” with Rich Michelson—previewing the reading of Emily Dickinson’s poems and the Poetry Festival in Amherst this weekend with nationally acclaimed poets Dara Wier and Dina Elenbogan; then MHC professor Tom Wartenberg on Mel Bochner’s show now at the college’s art gallery and their upcomng public conversation.

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Joe Kennedy In The House

10/1: Congressman Joe Kennedy; Peter Blood and Annie Patterson on “Rise Up Singing;” Then, Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David and Annie Turner on Pope Francis’ visit.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in National

Clinton did not comply with federal email policy, watchdog finds


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while U.S. secretary of state broke government rules and was not approved by State Department security officials, according to an internal government watchdog's report released on Wednesday.

3 hours ago in Local

Holyoke Man Pleads Not Guilty in Police Officer Stabbing

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A grand jury has indicted Jeffrey Torres in connection with the March 18th stabbing at a South Hadley Dunkin Donuts shop.

3 hours ago in Local

Northampton Restaurant Closes Abruptly

Rally in Solidarity with Northampton Restaurant workers

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center is condemning the move, and is working with the affected employees to recover any back pay owed to them.

3 hours ago in Local

Security Cameras for French King Bridge

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The state has announced plans to install security cameras and preventative netting on the bridge, which has been the site of numerous suicide attempts over the years.

5 hours ago in Local

Montague Still Pursuing Broadband

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Officials attended an Amherst meeting last night of the Mass. Broadband Institute, which recently blocked Montague’s agreement with a provider willing to extend the service to underserved areas of town.