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.
7.6.15 The entire cast of New Century Theatre Kids, with director Cate Damon, joins us in the studio to tell us about their production, Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Attorney Luke Ryan on 10,000 criminal convictions in Massachusetts apparently tainted by a drug-abusing state chemist—AGAIN! On Black in the Valley special guest, Rev. Jeannine Smalls from AME Church in South Carolina, who has attended all nine funerals of those gunned down at the Emanuel AME church, talks about forgiveness and the community’s attempts to recover.
7.2.15 State Senate President Stan Rosenberg on marriage equality, the Olympics in Massachusetts?, & funding UMass, among other topics; then, New Century Theatre’s Producing Director Sam Rush on the newest work at NCT, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes.
7.1.15 We celebrate July 4 with Laurie Millman from the Center for New Americans and new American citizen (as of this July 4) from Vietnam, Hanh Phung; then, recent Northampton High School grad, Jake Bridgman on the upcoming premier of his new film , a psychological thriller, at the Academy of Music.
6.30.15 Big Box Stores in Easthampton? A: NO. We speak with Attorney Daniel Hagan and David Gardner, two of the movers and shakers of the successful movement to keep the big box stores out.
6.29.15 Erin Buzuvis on the landmark SCOTUS Equal Marriage Decision and Jo Comerford from Moveon.org
9.25 Caseen Gaines, author of “We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the BACK TO THE FUTURE Trilogy” along with the films’ editor, Harry Keramidas (who also is the director of the Ashfield Film Festival).
6.24.15 PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts) founder Max Page share his fears abut rising tuition and costs at the University of Massachusetts and student debt and where the administration of Charlie Baker is headed.
John Roberts, host of the Boston-based radio show, “This Week in Palestine” says there is no two–state solution to the Israeli –Palestinian conflict, only a one state solution.
Author Judy Blume talks about her acclaimed new novel “In the Unlikely Event” and chats with Bill about “Fudge” and Super Fudge” and “Are You There, God, It’s me, Margaret.” This interview was way too much fun to be called work.