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.

inside out

Baby Birds, Cancer & The Real Cost of Prisons

Lois Ahrens, Executive Director of The Real Cost of Prisons Project on abolishing bail in Massachusetts; Harold Wolfe from local our local PBS station, WGBY.

Islam, UMass & The Future Of Higher Ed

The 24 Hour Theatre Project with Ginny Mayer and Mark Gaudet; Kevin Carey, author of “The End of College;” a special edition of “The Reverend and the Rabbi” with Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David, and UMass Ph. D. candidate in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Furkan Ayaz.

master thieves

The Biggest Art Heist In History

As we near the 25th anniversary, we speak with investigative reporter Stephen Kurkjian, whose just-released book is titled: MASTER THIEVES: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s greatest Art Heist,” the 1990 heist of masterpieces from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,
valued at $500 million.

dead wake

Tsarnaev & The Sinking of The Lusitania

Best-selling author Erik Larson on his new and riveting book, “ Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania;” Cool films with Larry Hott; attorney Harry Miles on the Tsarnaev trial.

godspell

Iraq, Godspell & NEt Neutrality

Live from our studio—a preview– Northampton High school presents GODSPELL John Renehan, author of “The Valley,” a novel drawing heavily on his war experience in Iraq; Political Gold with Josh Silver.

newman on newman

Newspapers, Queen Esther’s Drag Ball, Stavros and Art!

3/6 Greenfield Recorder editor Tim Blagg on the future of local newspapers; Rabbi Riqi and Meaghan Zinn on Purim and…

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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…

Recent Headlines

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

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Senate’s Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. adjusts his glasses as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following a policy luncheon. Reid is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in January.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that it would be "inappropriate" for him to seek re-election.