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.
9/24: Michael Kane and Deb Shriver from the Valley Syrian Relief Committee, along with Rev. Peter Ives and Rabbi Justin David, help us preview upcoming “Songs for Syria.”
9.23.15 Pam Victor guests hosts (and Monte is outnumbered 7-1) with guests comedians Kim DeShields, Jess Miller, Laura Patrick & UMass Professor Kirsten Lang from the Department of Women Gender Sexuality Studies. Plus Vay Con Munoz and award winning filmmaker, Mary Paterno.
9/22: Mohammed Najeeb (refugee resettlement worker) and Zaid al Nassar (a recently arrived Syrian refugee) on Syrian refugees/immigrants in America; then we preview, with the playwright, actors, and those whose stories are told, the play “The Draft” based Tom Weiner’s book, “Called to Serve.”
9/21: Glenn Siegel on Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares; then, recent Amherst College grad Bryce Monroe on “The Lower Frequencies”–a very special edition of Black in the Valley.
9/18: Western Mass. Director of the AFSC Jeff Napolitano and Move-On Campaign Director Jo Comerford on the Syrian refugee crisis; then one of our very favorite authors, Lesléa Newman on her new books—we talk about personal heritage and history.
9/17: We talk about life in Baghdad today and preview the “Bach to Baghdad” concert with Iraqi Doctor Mazan, archguitarist Peter Blanchette and Iraqi Children Art Exchange founder and Director Claudia Lefko. Plus “The Spirit of ’74: How the American Revolution Began” with author Ray Raphael.
9/15: John Thavis, best-selling author, whose new book is “The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions, and Miracles in the Modern Age.” Then, Scott Freiman, Beatles expert, on Rubber Soul and his multi-media presentation. And Ben Kimball on running trails in western Massachusetts–he has written a new guide book.
09/14: Hillary Mann Leverett, Middle- East expert, long-time National Security Council member, and author of “Going to Tehran: Why America Must Accept the Islamic Republic of Iran” on the Iraq nuclear deal. Then, Hotel Northampton employees explain why they need and are demanding a union.
9/11: Rev. Margaret Bullitt- Jonas, Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David, & Karen Ribeiro, leader of Pioneer Valley Interfaith Eco Action, on Pope Francis’ upcoming visit, Moral Action for Climate Justice, and reflections on 9/11. Local interfaith eco-action details at http://bit.ly/1PxmTTS
9/10: Massachusetts State Senate President Stan Rosenberg; then a local and national treasure, best selling children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems.