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.


Should The Olympics Come to Boston?

Smith College Professor Andrew Zimbalist, with his new book ‘Circus Maximus’ lays out the economics of what bringing the Olympics to Boston would mean for the coffers of The Commonwealth.

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Improv as Zen Practice

Pam Victor, Ginger Carson, and Chris Ingraham on the Zen of improve; NYT best-selling author Dr. Norman Doidge on “The Brain’s Way of Healing.”

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A Look Behind The Genius of Paul Taylor

Emmy-award-winning filmmaker Kate Geis on “Creative Domain” about iconic choreographer Paul Taylor along with Bill’s interview of Paul Taylor.

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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.

Recent Headlines

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Fire Damages Cottage Street Businesses in Easthampton


Chief David Mottor says fire broke out around 11:30 last night at the Platinum Pony bar and nightclub. He estimates damage at up to 90-thousand dollars.

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White House Official Talks Addiction In Franklin County

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Sponsored by the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin region, White House Drug Control Policy Office Deputy Director Mary Lou Learly was at Greenfield Community College to brief local officials on the administration's efforts to address prescription drug and heroin addiction.

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Man Passing Counterfeit Bills in Whately

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A phony one-hundred dollar bill was passed at the Whately Circle K store, the department reported on its Facebook page.

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Amtrak Vermonter Derails in VT

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An Amtrak train bound for Western Massachusetts derailed in central Vermont Monday morning.

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Bernie Sanders Rallies Springfield

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Bernie Sanders 
Springfield Mass Mutual Center

Over 6 thousand piled into Springfield's Mass Mutual Center to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Saturday afternoon.