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.

NY Police

A History of New York Police Brutality

4/19- Peace activist Paki Wieland with Linda Sartor on her new book Turning Fear into Power. Kestrel Land Trust Executive Director Kristin DeBoer. Mount Holyoke professor Daniel Czitrom on his new book New York Exposed: The Gilded Age Police Scandal that Launched the Progressive Era. Plus, UMass Professor Max Page and Massachusetts Teacher’s Association President Barbara Madeloni on the picket line.

tommy shea

The 101 Best Dingers in Baseball

4/18- Local author Tommy Shea on his new book on baseball; Another local author Shel Horowitz, on his new book Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World; plus the regular segment, Black in the Valley.


Tax Day (Sort of)

4/15: Four representatives from Represent Us preview the rally and protest in Northampton against political corruption and for campaign finance reform. Brian Turner, co-author of “The Hurrah Game: Baseball in Northampton 1823-1953”, previews his upcoming talk at Historic Northampton about early 19th century baseball at Northampton’s Round Hill School; also, Arts Correspondent Betsy Stone and Sports, Man! Scott Coen.

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Old Records Never Die

4/14: Professor and PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Mass.) founder Max Page on the ongoing protests sit-in and arrests at UMass over fossil fuel divestment; Eric Spitznagel, author of “Old Records Never Die: One Man’s Quest for His Vinyl and His Past;” Reverends Peter Ives and Kelly Gallagher on Earth Day and the Leave-it- in- the- Ground Movement.


Abigail is Not The Only Adams First Lady

4/13: Louisa Thomas, author of “Louisa: the Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams;” Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Larry Hott, previews tonight’s gala for his extraordinary film “Sci-Tech Band: Pride of Springfield;” poets Andrea Stone ( “American Spelling: Story in Verse”) and Joshua Stewart (“Break every String”) preview their new collections and joint book launch and reading this Sunday at the Smith College Library; and Vaya con Munoz: Natalia Munoz reports on the Latino Scholarship Fund.


Could You Be Your Own Attorney?

4/12: Peter Enns, author of Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World; Northampton attorney Devlin Farmer, author of Representing Yourself in Court: How to Win Your case on Your Own.


The Canary In The Pipeline

4/11: Katy Eisman, Executive Director of Mass PLAN– PipeLine Awareness Network -and President of PLAN-Northeast—on breaking news about, and new protests over, that Kinder Morgan fracking pipeline; nationally acclaimed author and poet Jane Yolen previews her upcoming event at Smith College; Randall Peffer, author of Where Divers Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-Boat (off the coast of Massachusetts).

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Josh Silver on Wine, Charter Schools, & Restaurant Workers

4.8- Guest host Josh Silver talks wine with Brian Wozniak of United Liquors, charter schools with Deborah Keisch founder and organizer for the Massachusetts based Public Schools Action Coalition, and with Clare Hammonds, the researcher behind the UMass Labor Center’s study on downtown Northampton restaurant working conditions.

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Josh Silver on Sexual Health, Politics, and Islam

Guest host Josh Silver talks sexual health with Baystate Midwifery Center, the politics of millennials with International Business Times Youth Affairs reporter Julia Glum, plus the regular segment with Rev. Peter Ives.


Jeff Napolitano on Politics, Poetry & Pipelines

4.6- Guest host Jeff Napolitano covers Bernie Sanders’s big Wisconsin primary win. Former Northampton poet laureate Leslea Newman reads from her new book with Rev. Andrea Ayvazian of Haydenville Congregational Church. Peace activist Paki Wieland on the latest pipeline protests in New York.

Recent Headlines

5 hours ago in National

Trump looks to unify Republicans; Kasich reported dropping out


Billionaire Donald Trump assumed the mantle of presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday with a message on unity that also suggested he was not going to work too hard to placate some party establishment figures angered by his outsider candidacy.

9 hours ago in National

Takata recalls millions more air bag inflators


Automakers will recall up to 40 million more air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019, expanding the largest automotive recall in American history.

10 hours ago in National

School safety: Drops in bullying, violent crime on campus


The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools, with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

10 hours ago in National, World

U.S. gathers allies on next steps in Islamic State fight


The United States gathered defense ministers from 11 other countries for talks on Wednesday about ways to strengthen the campaign against Islamic State, a day after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq during an attack by the militant group.

11 hours ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 4


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