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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Guantanmo, Islamaphobia & Islamic Art

Internationally renowned journalist Andy Worthington on closing GTMO; then UMass Islamic Art scholar Walter Denny. We ask both guests about Paris and Charlie Hebdo.


Put Your Cell Phone In The Freezer & Fight The Pipeline

Seth Schoen, Electronic Frontier Foundation’s technology, expert on privacy; Pipelines!! Katie Eisman, Mass PLAN Director on that fracking pipeline; Northampton protests the Keystone XL with Dave Roitman, Karen Ribeiro and Tim Holcomb.

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Scott Lively & Uganda

Local evangelical minister Scott Lively (being sued for crimes against humanity) on gays and Uganda; Rev. Canon Dr. Kapya John Kaoma on Scott Lively.

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Humorous reading and serious democracy

Prof. Victor Pickard on America’s Battle for Media Democracy;  Steve Adams on What’s What and What To Do About It. …

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My Little Pony and sexual assault, The Reverend and the Rabbi, green burial

Green burials with Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David, Dr. Carol Coan and Leigh Youngblood (Exec. Dir., Mt. Grace Land…


Professor and astronomer Salman Hameed, abolitionists in Northampton, and some Hott documentaries!

Prof. Bruce Laurie on Rebels in Paradise –Northampton abolitionists; Emmy-award winner Larry Hott’s Cool Films; astronomer and prof. Salman Hameed…

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Black in the Valley, The Political Classroom, and Tsarnaev

Former U.S. Attorney John Pucci on Tsarnaev, the jury, and the death penalty; Paula McAvoy, co-author of The Political Classroom;…

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Net Neutrality & A Open Fast Internet & Unpluggin from The Internet

Marvin Ammori and Ari Shahadi join guest host Josh Silver to talk interwebs and net neutrality

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John Nichols on The Oligarchy, An Our Wal-Mart Update & Colorway

John Nichols from The Nation joins Josh Silver to talk about just how bad things are getting in regards to big money in politics, plus an update on the local Our Wal-Mart movement and F. Alex Johnson from Colorway

Recent Headlines

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Making headlines this week


A look at some of this week's biggest headlines and the newsmakers you may have missed.

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Roundabout Proposed for Northampton Coolidge Bridge


A traffic configuration change is coming to a busy Northampton intersection by 2018, according to state officials. A series of proposed upgrades to Route 9 calls for construction of a roundabout intersection at the Northampton side to the Coolidge Bridge.

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Longer Days A Possibility for Holyoke Schools

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Lengthening of the school day is part of a plan proposed by state officials in their three-year "turnaround" plan for Holyoke's schools, elements of which will be phased in beginning as early as next school year.

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Greenfield Wood Stove Regulation Debate Gets Fiery

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At a town council subcommittee informational forum on the issue earlier this week, one councilor suggested that the town should consider an ordinance imposing minimum air quality standards on home wood burning devices.

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Packard’s Owner Condemns City Council Support for Hotel Unionization

Hotel Northampton workers march to unionize. Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette

At last night's Council meeting, the owner of Packard's directly addressed City Council President Bill Dwight and Ward 3 Councilor Ryan O'Donnell condemning their choice to march with hotel workers to deliver a message of an intent to unionize, to Hotel Northampton owner Mansour Ghalibaf.