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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Poltical Angst & Poetry

NPR with Rich Michelson & Paul Mariani; The Reverend (Peter Ives) and the Rabbi (Justin David) and the Rabbi (Jacob Fine).


Who Stole The American Dream and Can We Get It Back?

Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Price-winning, best selling author, former NYT reporter and bureau chief, Emmy-award winning producer/correspondent,
on Restoring Our Democracy and Who Stole the American Dream?” (His talk tomorrow evening at Amherst College is open to the public. Please pre-register.) Then our own Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Larry Hott on The Maltese Falcon (Sunday at the Academy of Music) and “Sci-Tech Band-Pride of Springfield.”

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Double V & Double Use

Doran (“Duke”) Goldman,baseball expert, with us on the anniversry of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier and the recent publicaiton of his piece on the Double V (VV) campaign. Also, Reuse coming to Northampton with Committee member Max Everett and Northampton Recycling coordiantor Susan Waite.

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Auditors & Aliens

State Auditor Suzanne Bump; Katrina Spade—composting you—a big article on her in the NYT today; Professor and astronomer Salman Hameed on new developments in the world of SETI—the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

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Taylor II Dance and Fighting Corruption

Amanda Stevenson, Paul Taylor dancer; Tzipora Lederman from W. Mass. Represent Us; Lisa Fontes, author of “Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship.”

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Baseball and quilting. And sexism?

Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella on ethics, the medical profession, and baseball; nationally renown sports expert, commentator, and author…

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Eat ice cream, lose weight. Ok!

Abel James, host of the “Fat Burning Man Show”, on his “Wild Diet.”  Attorney Harry Miles on the Tsarnaev verdict.…

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Urban Death, Improv, and Care for Vets

Hidden Wounds of War with professor Bob Meagher, author of “ Killing from the Inside Out”; therapist and trauma expert Mark Nickerson, co-author of “The Wounds Within”; and Edward Tick, author of “Warriors Return.” Then, improv artists extraordinaire, TJ Jagodowski & Pam Victor (of the Ha Has) on “Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book.” Katrina Spade on turning yourself into compost (when the time comes).

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Art, poetry, and Strange Fruit

Guest host Rich Michelson interviews Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg and Founder of the Rosenberg Fund for Children.



Author and conservation expert Tom Butler, editor of the extraordinary new book, being referred to as “Over.” The full title is “Overdevelopment. Overpopulation, Overshoot.”

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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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.