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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Junie B. Jones

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.

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Mr. President

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.

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Becoming American

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.

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Supreme Punishment & A Walking Rendezvous

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.

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The Jeff Napolitano Show?

6.29.15 Erin Buzuvis on the landmark SCOTUS Equal Marriage Decision and Jo Comerford from Moveon.org

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“Where we’re going, we don’t need…roads”

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).

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The Gateway to Holyoke

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.

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Bernie vs Money

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.

Judy Blume

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.

Recent Headlines

5 hours ago in National

Making headlines this week

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

12 hours ago in National

Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

13 hours ago in National

U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

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The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

13 hours ago in National, World

No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents

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The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.