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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Pot or Not? The New Bill in the MA Legislature

Atty Richard Evans and Terry Franklin on marijuana in our legislature; Steve Sanderson on the Really Big Gong Show. Plus The Rev and the Rebbe.


Umass and Iran

Massachusetts Teacher Ass’n President Barbara Madeloni and UMass prof. Max Page; then Dr. Henry Rosenberg on childhood inoculations.

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The Mayor Of Northampton

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz on money, snow, booze, business, BIDs, & schools. The eponymous Deanna F. Cook author of a totally cool new cookbook for kids. More at DeannaFCook.com


Is Historic Northampton history?

Historic Northampton’s Executive Director Nancy Rexford; Divest, Smith!! with student leader Anna George; a special edition of Black in the Valley.

The Poetry Of Vietnam

The extraordinary poet Fred Marchant; The PBS Fan Fare and Valentine’s Day Breakfast with Heidi Stemple, Angela DiTerlizzi, & WGBY’s Marie Waechter; Green Burials with Carol Coan, Leigh Youngblood, Rev. Peter Ives, & Rabbi Justin David.

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Should Vaccines Be Mandatory?

One of foremost medical ethicists in America, Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella; photographer Ellen Augarten –her new show at Historic Northampton, Steve Sanderson on tomorrow’s amazing show at the Academy of Music, & arts correspondent Silas Kopf.

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Two Grammy Winners, One Show

Iconic guitarist Leo Kottke; Grammy award nominee, UMass prof., Eric Berlin; Steve Levine, author of “The Powerhouse”– the story of inventing the battery that could save the world.

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The Sandwich Generation & Books For Your Kids

Iconic guitarist Leo Kottke; Grammy award nominee, UMass prof., Eric Berlin; Steve Levine, author of “The Powerhouse”– the story of inventing the battery that could save the world.

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The Next Mayor of Greenfield?

Patty Morey Walker, candidate for Mayor of Greenfield; A union for public defenders? with attorney Cory Mescon and SEIU 888 organizer Karen “Rudy” Renauld.

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How To Be A Husband & On The Legacy of Vietnam

UMass prof. Christian Appy, author of “American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity;” Tim Dowling, Guardian columnist and author of (the really funny) “How to Be a Husband; Sam Rush and Cate Damon, the stars of New Century Theatre’s newest production.

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Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts


Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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2015 to be the hottest year in history


This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.