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