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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Clementine Churchill & The Candidates for Hamp School Committee

10/27: Sonia Purnell, author of “Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill;” candidates for at-large Northampton School Committee seats, Nat Read and Blue Duval.

Does Greenfield Want More Mayor Martin?

10/26: Greenfield Mayor and candidate for re-election Bill Martin; Amherst College’s Roosevelt Institute students; MHC Professor Kathy Aidala on the Sci-Tech Café.


How Soon Will Humans Be Extinct?

10/22: Paul Ehrlich, author of “The Population Bomb” and some 40 other books whose newest co-authored work is “The Annihilation of Nature.”

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Patty Morey Walker & Kinky Friedman

10/21: Patty Morey Walker, candidate for mayor of Greenfield; Kinky Friedman, music legend and one-time candidate for Governor of Texas. Then, “Vaya con Munoz.”


Maria from Sesame Street, Barry Moser AND Sarah Vowell!?

10/20: Two poignant memoirs: Barry Moser on “We Were Brothers” and Sonia Manzano (Maria on Sesame Street) on “Love and Chaos in the South Bronx.” Then, Sarah Vowell on “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States” (history as you’ve never quite heard it before).


Two For Tibet

10/19: Horrors and hope in Tibet: The Tibet Film Fest—“Tibet in Song” and “Bringing Tibet Home” a preview with Verena Smith and Thondup Tsering; then, “The Science of Sleep” with UMass professor of Psychology and Brain Science, Rebecca Spencer; ten years post Katrina we return to New Orleans with N.O. community activist, Dr. Rev. Dwight Webster.

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Muldoon, Michelson & Moser

10/16: NPR (Northampton Poetry Radio) with Rich Michelson & Pulitzer prize-winner Paul Muldoon; Barry Moser on both the “NPR” segment and on “Inside/Out” with Betsy Stone; and Oonagh Doherty, author of “Durante la Tregua:/During the Truce.”

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Cathedral In The Night

10/15: We are blessed with very special edition of the “Reverend and the Rabbi” celebrating Cathedral in the Night (see photo);
,hear about School Local Northampton with nationally known political commentator Bill Scher; and preview the Cat Café’ at the Tree House Community starring Evelyn Harris.


Lakota, Latinos & Drones

11/14: Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Larry Hott on his new film, “Rising Voices,” premiering at the Academy of Music this Sunday; Lt.-Col. T. Mark McCurley (USAF-ret) on ”Hunter Killer: Inside America’s Unmanned Air War;” then “Vaya con Munoz” — Natalia Munoz with Professor Manuel Frau Ramos, publisher of El Sol Latino.

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Pipeline Update

10/13: Katy Eisman, Director of MassPLAN (PipeLine Awareness Network) and President of PLAN-New England, describes the fight at the FERC. Then, Hampshire College professors Salman Hameed (astronomy) and Jason Tor (microbiology) explain how best to fill up our water bottles on Mars.

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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.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.