The Bill Newman Show. Weekdays at 9AM (and again at 6PM). Join Bill & Monte Belmonte as they talk with newsmakers, authors, artists,
poets, and ‚Äėfish wrap‚Äô about the day‚Äôs headlines.
What a weekend!! We preview Sunday‚Äôs intergnerational mashup of the the Young@Heart Chorus, the Sci-tech Band (pride of Springfield), and the the Young People‚Äôs Choir of NYC; and Saturday evening‚Äôs Sierra Leone All-Stars, joined by other all-star local dancers and drummers, including PVPA‚Äôs WOFA and Tony Vacca and friends. Then, diamonds are a girl‚Äôs (and a guy‚Äôs) best friend? MHC prof. Kathy Aidala previews the upcoming Sci-tech caf√© on diamonds (spoiler alert: you probably are about to own some.)
A show filled with moving stories from superb authors: Jennifer Ladd on ‚ÄúClass Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide‚ÄĚ; Dr. Susan Ball, author of ‚ÄúVoices in the Band‚ÄĚ (on treating AIDS); & Smith College‚Äôs Gail Thomas on ‚ÄúWaving Back.‚ÄĚ
: Genocide: Hampshire College‚Äôs Marian Masrobian MacCurdy on her new book, ‚ÄúSacred Justice: The Voices and Legacy of the Armenian Operation Nemesis‚ÄĚ; Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary on politics, music, & his upcoming concert in Northampton; & an Earth Day observance with population expert Dave Paxson.
Dr. Mitchell Gaynor on his new book ‚ÄúThe Gene Therapy Plan‚ÄĚ (Your genes do not preordain your health destiny); The Conflicting Legacies of the Vietnam War‚ÄĒA Teach-In with UMass prof. Chris Appy (His superb new book is ‚ÄúAmerican Reckoning‚ÄĚ); Wayne Smith (Vietnam War army medic) & Susan Leary, Director, Veterans Education Project); Poets Rich Michelson and Deborah Gorlin (she is coming to the Broadside).
Katy Eisman, Director of MassPLAN (Pipeline Awareness Network) on that frackin‚Äô pipeline; Priscilla Hellweg and Josh Perlstein of Enchanted Circle Theatre on Elie Wiesel‚Äôs ‚ÄúNight‚ÄĚ, adapted for the stage.
NPR with Rich Michelson & Paul Mariani; The Reverend (Peter Ives) and the Rabbi (Justin David) and the Rabbi (Jacob Fine).
Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Price-winning, best selling author, former NYT reporter and bureau chief, Emmy-award winning producer/correspondent,
on Restoring Our Democracy and Who Stole the American Dream?” (His talk tomorrow evening at Amherst College is open to the public. Please pre-register.) Then our own Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Larry Hott on The Maltese Falcon (Sunday at the Academy of Music) and “Sci-Tech Band-Pride of Springfield.”
Doran (‚ÄúDuke‚ÄĚ) Goldman,baseball expert, with us on the anniversry of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier and the recent publicaiton of his piece on the Double V (VV) campaign. Also, Reuse coming to Northampton with Committee member Max Everett and Northampton Recycling coordiantor Susan Waite.
State Auditor Suzanne Bump; Katrina Spade‚ÄĒcomposting you‚ÄĒa big article on her in the NYT today; Professor and astronomer Salman Hameed on new developments in the world of SETI‚ÄĒthe Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
Amanda Stevenson, Paul Taylor dancer; Tzipora Lederman from W. Mass. Represent Us; Lisa Fontes, author of ‚ÄúInvisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship.‚ÄĚ