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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Beyond The Bubble Test

5/8: Professor (and former teacher) Joel Westheimer on the future of our public schools. His new book: “What Kind of Citizen?” ICONS! with UMass prof. Scott Auerbach and graduating (today!) senior (OMG-amazingly talented and accomplished) Hannah French; Jim Levy on tomorrow’s SOS plant sale.

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Armenia, The Artic & Our Mothers

5/7: For Mothers’ (yes, plural!!) Day — Ann Imig –Listen to Your Mother; UMass Professor Emeritus and Armenian-American Arlene Avakian, who just returned from Turkey, on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide; Attorney Drew Caputo from Earth Justice on impending drilling in the Artic.

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Cool Films with Larry Hott

5/6: Cool Films with Northampton-based, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Larry Hott; a new President for UMass –our lead topic on Your State U. with PHENON (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts) founder, Professor Max Page.

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The Mayor & Martians

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse on the state takeover of his city’s schools; astronomer/professor Salman Hameed on aliens taking over our planet; Stephanie Carlson & Meryl Cohn on the “Play by Play” festival, coming to the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton.

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How A Bond Becomes $$$

State Representative Steve Kulik; Rose Bookbinder, Coordinator, Pioneer Valley Workers Center with the filmmakers of “The Hand That Feeds” Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick; plus a very special edition of Black in the Valley.

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Was Eleanor Roosevelt a Lesbian?

Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella; then, OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) presents Terry Baum as Lorena Hickok, Hick: the story of the love affair between Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Northampton Parking & The Borscht Belt

City Councilor Ryan O’Donnell on election finance reform in Northampton; Marisa Scheinfeld on “Echoes from the Borscht Belt”—the exhibit now being presented at the Yiddish Book Center.

mike kirby

What’s Going On On Round Hill?

NHS Thespians, Connor Paradis, Jackson Samuels, Alex Koester, & Emma Henderson on “This Is Our Youth.” NPR (Northampton Poetry Radio) Rich Michelson with Doug Anderson and Preston Browning.

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Katmandu, Population Control and Junk Science in Law Enforcement

Convicting the innocent? NCIS (Northampton Criminal Investigative Service) with Attorney Harry Miles on unreliable breathalyzers –their use now suspended– in western Massachusetts and fraudulent science used (and taught to local law enforcement) by the FBI for decades. Also, population expert David Paxson on 5 billion too many people on earth

Recent Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

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This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

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With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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Northampton Bans Plastic Bags

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The city of Northampton now has an ordinance banning the use of single-layer plastic bags

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Northampton Man Tried To Poison Daughter

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A Northampton man has been arraigned in district court for allegedly trying to poison his seriously ill daughter