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.
Josh Silver, CEO of Represent Us, on our bought congress; Peter Wagner, Director of the Prison Policy Initiative on the fleecing of the families of the incarcerated; two local Walmart workers fired for exercising their supposedly guaranteed labor law rights (Walmart has its own laws).
The smartest person we know—doctor of philosophy, nationally renown medical ethicist, and the President of Mount Holyoke College—Lynn Pasquerella.
We celebrate and debate Christmas and Hannukah with Reverends Peter Ives and Andrea Avayzian and Rabbis Justin David and Riqi Kosovske.
Professor Max Page on protests at the UMass trustees meeting; Todd Ford, Executive Director of Hampshire Regional Council of Governments, on soaring electric rates—and how your city or town can cut them for you.
Arcadia Players and the conductor preview Handel’s Messiah; Attorney Matt Cregor, author of Not Measuring Up: The State of School Discipline in Massachusetts.
Al Jazeera- America reporter Libby Casey on the torture report; SANTA CLAUS is coming to town—We know ‘cause he WAS IN OUR STUDIO with Blizen (you couldn’t make this up).
FREEDOM!!! GCC professor and GTMO detainee lawyer Buz Eisenberg on his client just released from Guantanamo and on the torture report; Heidi Stemple –on counting owls—it’s not for the birds (sort of, it is).
Black Lives Matter! Protest and prayer, music and ministrants with Joanne Sunshower; NCIS with attorney Harry Miles; author John Sheirer on the wisdom of Libby; Green Burials—whoever thought burials could be so much fun? on the Reverend and the Rabbi.
GTMO detainee lawyer Buz Eisenberg –his last GTMO client is safely out! VALLEY GIVES with Michael Kusek; and The Literacy Project stars on our show.
Prof. Phil Zuckerman on Living the Secular Life; Katie Eisman, Dir. Of MassPLAN, with news on the franking pipeline; Mac Everett, FREE TOYS—reuse and recycle this weekend!