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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Not Just Tough Guys Anymore

6.10.15 John Engel (Director of the Fatherhood Journey), Marianne Winters (Director of Safe Passage) & James Arana (Men’s Resources International) preview the upcoming Healthy Men and Boys Summit; the return of the benches!! Jonathan Goldman (Northampton Youth Commission) and students who painted the benches in downtown Northampton share the stories of their creations; Northampton’s Bob Bissell, author of “The Stock Market: You Can Do It”; and Your State U with Max Page- on the swansong of UMass President Robert Caret—rising tuition?

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Still Singing For Freedom

6.9.15 That fracking pipeline through our community–if you have a complaint, your time in this week! – with MassPlan (Pipe Line Awareness Network) Executive Director Katie Eisman; Bill Perlman previews the Freedom Singers reunion—this weekend; Peter Blanchette, HVGO founder and maestro on forming a middle and high school kids guitar orchestra.

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The Latest On Nepal

6.8.15 The Valley supports Tibetan relief with Anasuya Well and Tashi Sherpa—at the Academy of Music this Thursday! Then, the (re)birth of a literary and arts journal from the Western Mass. Hill Towns– Stone Walls Review II — with editorial board members Wil Hastings and Evan Johnson—a preview of the coming celebration and launch at the extraordinary North Hall, built circa 1795.

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Palestine (Part 2)

6.5.15 Mohammed Salwaha, founder and Director of the Palestinian House of Friendship on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Pulitzer Prize-winning author & historian of the early republic, Joe Ellis, on his new NYT bestseller, “The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789;” Mount Holyoke College professor Kathy Aidala on the upcoming Sci-tech Café; Arts Correspondent Betsy Stone on the Arise art auction and artists for social justice.

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Palestine & Waterloo

6.4.15 Best-selling author Bernard Cornwell on his new book “Waterloo: the History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles.”
A preview of the art auction in support of Arise for Social Justice with its Executive Director Michaelann Bewsee and Advisory Board member Jane Mildred; then, Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David with Palestinian House of Friendship Executive Director Mohammed Sawalha.

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The Scarlet Professor: The Opera

6.3.15 Harley Erdman (UMass professor theater and playwright) & Eric Sawyer (Smith College Professor of music) preview their new opera based on the award-winning book by Northampton-based author Barry Werth (also with us in the studio) “The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin, a Literary Life Shattered by Scandal.” Then, Henry Bard and Christopher Cerf—this is too funny—co-authors of Spin glish How to Succeed in Business and Politics And Everything Else with Spin glish: the Definitive Dictionary of Deliberately Deceptive Language, by founders of the National Lampoon. And a preview of the Northampton Education Foundation showcase with NEF board members Jack Finn & Dale Melcher.

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What He Knew & When He Knew It

6.2.15 President Nixon’s counselor and Watergate truth teller John Dean—his new book is “The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It.” Robin Bialecki, Exec. Director of the Easthampton Community Center—on funds being shut off by the Mayor; archguitar maestro and HVGO founder Peter Blanchette previews tomorrow’s Watermelon Wednesday; Hampshire College professor, and astronomer Salman Hameed regales us with the stories contained in next chapter now being written on the adventures of Pluto (and Goofy, according to Monte).

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In Which We Steal Steve Inskeep

6.1.15 NPR’s Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep on “Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Chief John Ross and A Great American Land Grab”; Teresa Lorenco of Gypsy Rose cabaret and burlesque; Black in the Valley.

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Tilting at Ward Three Windmills

5.29.15 Steve Connor & Tom McCusker: the community responds—the story of Sylvia Hemminger; Amherst College professor Ilan Stavans on the Restless Classics launch; City Councilor Ryan O’Donnell on fracking pipelines and Ward 3 Neighborhood Ass’n President Jim Nash on celebrating –among other events– 100 years of the Bridge Street School.

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Stan Rosenberg & Bowel Movements

5.28.15 Poop!! The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ—with Giulia Enders, author of “GUT”; State Senate President –still STAN!
A special edition of The Reverend and the Rabbi: we celebrate Rev. Andrea Ayvazian.

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Trump looks to unify Republicans; Kasich reported dropping out

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Billionaire Donald Trump assumed the mantle of presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday with a message on unity that also suggested he was not going to work too hard to placate some party establishment figures angered by his outsider candidacy.

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Takata recalls millions more air bag inflators

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Automakers will recall up to 40 million more air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019, expanding the largest automotive recall in American history.

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School safety: Drops in bullying, violent crime on campus

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The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools, with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

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U.S. gathers allies on next steps in Islamic State fight

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The United States gathered defense ministers from 11 other countries for talks on Wednesday about ways to strengthen the campaign against Islamic State, a day after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq during an attack by the militant group.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 4

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.