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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Should the University of Oklahoma Students Have Been Expelled?

Mount Holyoke College politics prof Chris Pyle on racist speech on college campuses and Congressional speech sent to Iran; Best-selling author Garth Stein, coming to the Odyssey Bookshop, on his new novel “A Sudden Light;” archguitar maestro Peter Blanchette on his upcoming celebration of Bach.


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.”

inside out

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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Hollande says U.S., France to step up strikes in Syria, Iraq


French President Francois Hollande said the U.S. and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic State militants after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

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PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon


Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

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America’s worst traffic nightmares


The top 50 worst bottlenecks in America waste millions of gallons of gas and hours of productivity.

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In taking economic war to Islamic State, U.S. developing new tools


U.S. warplanes have struck Islamic State's oil infrastructure in Syria in a stepped-up campaign of economic warfare that the U.S. estimates has cut the group's black-market earnings from oil by about a third.

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15 million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns


Some 15.8 million people worldwide are now on HIV treatment and a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS pandemic is starting to show results, the United Nations AIDS program said on Tuesday.