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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What Is Your Life?

11.10.15 The Reverend Peter Ives asked the question ‘What Is Your Life?’ in his new book of the same title. Best-selling author, Archer Mayor, on his new Joe Gunther novel ‘The Company She Kept’. And guitarist, John Sheldon, on his musical journey to the center of the earth.


Good-For-You Chemicals?

11.9.15 John Geiser, author of ‘Chemicals Without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World’, and Mary Witt of The O-Tones on her new duets CD. Plus, The Nation’s John Nichols on Donald Trump’s chances of winning the GOP nomination.

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Stan Rosenberg & Alien Life

11/3: State Senate President Stan Rosenberg on legislation on the verge of passage; then, Hampshire College professor and astronomer Salman Hameed on alien life.

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Cool Films With Larry Hott

11/2: Emmy award-winning filmmaker Larry Hott on one of his most memorable PBS Films, “Imagining Robert: My Brother, Madness, and Survival;” then, a special edition of “Black in the Valley” with special guests Paul Wiley and Roger Wallace.


Are We Moving Any Closer to Ending Racism?

10/30: Kali Nicole Gross, Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at UT-Austin, on racism in our schools and politics; Eva Fierst, curator at UMass. Amherst Museum of Contemporary Art, on the amazing Chuck Close exhibit; Professor Jonathan Fineberg, author of “Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain.”


An Iraqi Cellist for Peace

10/29: Peacemaker Karim Wasfi, conductor and cellist of the Iraq National Symphony Orchestra — the cellist of Baghdad; Represent Us CEO Josh Silver on the presidential primaries (the numbers may shock you); and Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David, and UMass. professor Ron Story on Jonathan Edwards and Pope Francis


The Future of High-Stakes Testing

10/28: Massachusetts Teachers Ass’n President Barbara Madeloni; then Natalia Munoz and Jeff Naplolitano on Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Recent Headlines

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Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos


Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Police name suspect in Colorado Springs shooting


Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.