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.

kate geis

A Look Behind The Genius of Paul Taylor

Emmy-award-winning filmmaker Kate Geis on “Creative Domain” about iconic choreographer Paul Taylor along with Bill’s interview of Paul Taylor.

silas kopf

Oscar Nominated Documentaries & A Smithsonian Award Artist

Cool films with Emmy-Award–winning filmmaker Larry Hott; cool marquetry with 2015 Smithsonian-award-winning artist Silas Kopf.

rev rabbi

Is Social Security Secure?

MHC prof. Kathy Aidala on the Sci-Tech Café; Rev. Peter Ives, Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks and Rabbi Justin David on “Can Ferguson Happen Here?” Atty Nancy Altman, author of “Social Security Works!”

steve pedagorski

SOTU, Not All Poor People are Black, & Mussolini

Photographers Steven Petegorsky, Step by Step, his new exhibit and Max Page on Deafening Silence—Mussolini’s Legacy in Rome. Janet Cheatham Bell, author of “Not All Poor People Are Black and other things we need to think more about.”

ira helfand

The Doomsday Clock

The hands are about to move on the Doomsday Clock– with Dr. Ira Helfand, Co-President, Int’l Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War;
Professor Julian E. Zelizer, on The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society.

paulo frerie

MLK Day: Social Justice & South Africa

The Paulo Freire Charter School for Social Justice—its foudner and its students. UMass history prof. John Higgison on apartheid in South Africa and America.

peter wagner

Tsarnaev Jury Selection & Calling Long Distance from Prison

Peter Wagner, Exec. Dir., the Prison Policy Initiative; then NCIS (Northampton Criminal Investigative Service) with attorney Harry Miles on jury selection in the Tsarnaev trial.

paul voss

Could Ferguson Happen Here & When Are The Drones Coming?

Can Ferguson Happen Here? with UMass prof Whitney Battle-Baptiste , Dr. Peter Titelman, Rev. Peter Ives & Rabbi Justin David; Smith prof. Paul Voss on drones in Northampton; Amherst Live! with founder Oliver Broudy and MHC prof. Kathy Aidala; .

andy worthington

Guantanmo, Islamaphobia & Islamic Art

Internationally renowned journalist Andy Worthington on closing GTMO; then UMass Islamic Art scholar Walter Denny. We ask both guests about Paris and Charlie Hebdo.


Put Your Cell Phone In The Freezer & Fight The Pipeline

Seth Schoen, Electronic Frontier Foundation’s technology, expert on privacy; Pipelines!! Katie Eisman, Mass PLAN Director on that fracking pipeline; Northampton protests the Keystone XL with Dave Roitman, Karen Ribeiro and Tim Holcomb.

Recent Headlines

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Greenfield Police Sergeant Takes Flak For Displaying Confederate Flag

Confederate flag

Chief Robert Haigh says the situation was brought to his attention by the parents of a 10-year-old African American neighbor of Dan McCarthy

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Amherst Holiday Weekend House Breaks Under Investigation


Residents on Goldenrod Circle, Northampton Road, and at the Southpoint Apartment on East Hadley Road all reported their homes were broken into

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Final UMass Gang Rape Defendant Pleads Guilty

Caleb Womack

Caleb Womack of Enfield Connecticut entered a guilty plea just as jury selection was about to begin in his trial Monday

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West Side Woman Held In Fatal Stabbing


A West Springfield woman is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to stabbing her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend to death

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Adams man gets up to 12 years on child rape conviction


An Adams man convicted of raping a teenage girl has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison