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.


Carrying One’s Mother; News from Outer Space!

3/3 Renowned author Leslea Newman on her new book “I Carry My Mother”; astronomer and professor Salman Hameed on the…

michael ponser

The Crime Novels Of The Valley

3.2.15 Hamptons Read! with author Hon. Michael Ponsor & Susan Kelly, and Forbes Library’s Lisa Downing, Ellen Meeropol, author of…

ira rubensahl

Vitamins. What Are They? (No, Seriously)

2.27.15 Catherine Price, author of “Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection.”  The Reverend and the Rabbi.

speak out

Madison’s Epic Poem

2.26.15 Burt Neuborne, long-time ACLU Legal Director, author of “Madison’s Music: On Reading the First Amendment,” Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbis…

monte irvin

The Oldest Living World Series Champion: Monte Irvin

Hall of famer Monte Irvin on his 96th birthday; Jason Kelly—investment guru; Kaliis Smith from Serious Play! On “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf.”

priscilla helwig

Enchanted Theater and Florence’s Abolitionist History

2.24.15 Bruce Laurie, author of “Rebels in Paradise: Sketches of Northampton Abolitionists”; Priscilla Hellwig of the award-winning Enchanted Circle Theater;…


DuBois & Drones

Professors Bill Strickland, Robert Paynter, & David Glassberg & WGBY’s Marie Waechter on W.E.B. DuBois; Smith College’s Paul Voss & John Caris on the drones that are coming; renown Poet Claudia Rankine with Rich Michelson on NPR (Northampton Poetry Radio).

eric reeves

Dafur & Dark Matter

Smith prof and internationally renown expert Eric Reeves on the ongoing-genocide in Sudan and Darfur; MHC prof. Kathy Aidala on dark matter in the sci-tech café; Brenda Jones—the opening of her show at the Augusta Savage Gallery.

Recent Headlines

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Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos


Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Police name suspect in Colorado Springs shooting


Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.