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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Mo Willems says “Thank You”

5/10: Ed Snowden’s lawyer & National ACLU Director of the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project Ben Wizner; then Mo Willems and Rich Michelson on the end of an era (and the beginning of another).


Fictional Fracking & Figments of Family

5/9: Award-winning authors Jennifer Haigh and Marisa Labozzetta (both with new books; both with upcoming readings) and Political Gold with Josh Silver—Trump this if you can!

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Is Bigger Better for The Jones Library?

5/6: A brouhaha at the Amherst Library over its proposed expansion; Re-envisioning Foster Care in America and in the Valley, including a preview of the Youth-Truth Performance; then, flowering and cultivating SOS.

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From A Protest To Pride

5/5: JM Sorrell on Northampton Pride; previewing the Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra’s CD release concert; then, Cathedral in the Night (and on the streets) –a very moving Reverend and the Rabbi segment.


Everybody’s Fool (FYI-It’s not Natalia Muñoz)

5/4: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo on his new book (pub date yesterday) “Everybody’s Fool.” Then, International Business magazine reporter Maria Gallucci joins Natalia Muñoz on the debt crisis in Puerto Rico.


Brain Waves

5/3: John Elder Robison, best-selling author of “Look me in the Eye” on his new book “switched on: a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening.” Then a mash up of “Cool Films with Larry Hott” and (professor and astronomer) “Salman Hameed’s Universe.”

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The Odyssey’s ‘Homer’

5/2: Award-winning journalist Tommy Shea on “Dingers: the 101 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History.” Then, Black in the Valley.

Bernie at the UMass Fine Arts Center. Photo courtesy of WHMP Stephanie Slysz

Bern out?

4/29: Has Bernie dramatically changed American politics and policies even if he doesn’t win the nomination? Hear the perspective of Josh Silver, CEO of Represent Us – Getting Big Money Out of politics. Then, Remember the Indies! with Odyssey Bookstore owner Joan Grenier.


Tikkun Olam

4/28: Natalia Munoz on Casa Latina’s 50th anniversary walk and celebration and Puerto Rico’s debt crisis; Peter Blanchette on the Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra’s upcoming CD release extravaganza and concert; the Rev. Peter Ives with long-time community activists and religious leaders at Congregation B’nai Israel Ron Ackerman and Cleo Gorman.

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Will UMass Call An Audible on Football?

4/26: Max Page, founder and board member of PHENOM—the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts—explains how Governor Baker’s recent rollout—to great fanfare– of a higher education plan amounts only to public relations because it will help almost no one.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Lifestyle, National

Record number of Millennials are living with their parents


Living at home with parents is now the most common arrangement for people age 18-34.

2 hours ago in National, World

Obama to Asians worried about U.S. election: It’s going to be OK


U.S. President Barack Obama sought on Wednesday to ease growing Asian worries about the raucous election campaign to succeed him which has been dominated by the incendiary rhetoric of mogul Donald Trump, now the Republican Party's nominee.

2 hours ago in National

U.S. security union wants more screeners to ease airport delays


The union for transportation security officers urged Congress to pay for 6,000 more full-time workers who conduct screenings to alleviate long lines at U.S. airports, a problem that caused a shakeup in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's management.

3 hours ago in National

Violence erupts outside Trump rally in New Mexico


Hundreds of protesters tried to storm the convention center in New Mexico's biggest city, knocking down barricades and throwing objects at a door and then hurling rocks and bottles at mounted police in riot gear, the Albuquerque Police Department said on Twitter on Tuesday and video posted online showed.

3 hours ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 25


Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.