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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.