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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My Little Pony and sexual assault, The Reverend and the Rabbi, green burial

Green burials with Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David, Dr. Carol Coan and Leigh Youngblood (Exec. Dir., Mt. Grace Land…


Professor and astronomer Salman Hameed, abolitionists in Northampton, and some Hott documentaries!

Prof. Bruce Laurie on Rebels in Paradise –Northampton abolitionists; Emmy-award winner Larry Hott’s Cool Films; astronomer and prof. Salman Hameed…

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Black in the Valley, The Political Classroom, and Tsarnaev

Former U.S. Attorney John Pucci on Tsarnaev, the jury, and the death penalty; Paula McAvoy, co-author of The Political Classroom;…

josh silver

Net Neutrality & A Open Fast Internet & Unpluggin from The Internet

Marvin Ammori and Ari Shahadi join guest host Josh Silver to talk interwebs and net neutrality

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John Nichols on The Oligarchy, An Our Wal-Mart Update & Colorway

John Nichols from The Nation joins Josh Silver to talk about just how bad things are getting in regards to big money in politics, plus an update on the local Our Wal-Mart movement and F. Alex Johnson from Colorway

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What’s The Latest on Medical Pot?

Josh Silver guest hosts and talks with Ezra Parzybok about what’s gone wrong with medical pot in Mass.

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Anonymous Tips, Charter Schools & Holiday Cheer

12.24.14 Criminal defense attorney Richard Rubin on the Text-A-Tip Program; Henry Wheaton from Show Circus Studio.


Ebola & Improv

12.23.14 Dr. Susan Lowery and Marina Goldman on Ebola—epidemic or abated? Laura Patrick, improv artist and founder of the Ha…

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Decrying The Murder of Police & Standing Up For Walmart Employees

Josh Silver, CEO of Represent Us, on our bought congress; Peter Wagner, Director of the Prison Policy Initiative on the fleecing of the families of the incarcerated; two local Walmart workers fired for exercising their supposedly guaranteed labor law rights (Walmart has its own laws).

Recent Headlines

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.

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Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts


Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.