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.


Sprawlbuster at the State Supreme Court

Sprawlbuster Al Norman and lawyer Tom Lesser on last week’s state Supreme Judicial Court hearing on efforts to bring a Wal-Mart to Greenfield’s French King Highway.


Guantanamo Bay Anniversary

Guantanamo Bay detainee attorney Buz Eisenberg speaks on the fifteenth anniversary of the controversial Cuban prison; ACLU of Massachusetts Executive Director Carol Rose; Represent US CEO Josh Silver on the latest presidential polls.

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Defenders of Public Education

Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni and PHENOM –Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts founder Max Page.


Honoring Creativity & The Reverend Finds A Rabbi

Bill speaks with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman on his new book “18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently.” The weekly…

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Will The Governor Be The Senator From NH?

1/6: New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan on the opioid crisis in the Northeast, the future of the Affordable Care Act and her candidacy for the United States Senate; Claude Knobler, author of “More Love (Less Panic)”—on parenthood lessons learned from adopting his son from Ethiopia; and Mike Lofgren, author of “The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government.”

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A Greenfield Lawyer Puts The ‘Spotlight’ On The Ills of The Catholic Church

1/5: Greenfield attorney John Stobierski, the attorney for many local victims of the Catholic Church’s priest sexual abuse scandal; then, back to that fracking pipeline with the President of Pipeline Awareness Network for the Northeast, Katy Eisman, who updates us on the FERC’s process and your right to intervene—to become a participant in this process—there’s been an extension—fill out the form now!


The 13th Ammendment

1/4: Black in the Valley with Rev-Dr. Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks; Prof. Carlie Tartakov, and special guest Martin Jones; Vaya con Munoz with Natalia Munoz and Performance Project founder and First Generation Artistic Director Julie Lichtenberg.

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Farewell, 2015

12.31.15 Josh Silver guest hosts and bids adieu to 2015 with a look at a groundbreaking carbon capture technology, some hope on the political horizon and a Cathedral in The Night.

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Vaya Con Muñoz!

12.30.15 Natalia Muñoz guest hosts with special guests Comedian Phillip Anthony and Filmmaker Mary Paterno


First Night 2016

12.29.15 The Rev. Peter Ives guests hosts and talks First Night with the Penny Burke from The Northampton Center for The Arts and the Rev. Andrea Ayvazian and Jeff Olmstead from Haydenville Congregational Church.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in National

White House seeks $1.8B in emergency funds for Zika virus


The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency over the rapidly spreading virus.

2 hours ago in Local

Massachusetts Braces for More Snow

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A Winter Weather Advisory for Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties is expected to last from now through Tuesday.

2 hours ago in Local

Hampden County Police Warn of Heroin Overdose Spike


While police police have step up efforts to track and arrest dealers, Gullini says people should remember that the state has a “Good Samaritan” law, offering protection from prosecution for this who report an overdose while it is happening.

2 hours ago in Local

Springfield I-91 Demolition Begins This Week

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Although no additional lane closure is expected, people who work in downtown Springfield should prepare to hear quite a bit of construction-related noise, which contractors say they will do their best to minimize.

3 hours ago in Local

UMass Students Dies from Four Story Fall

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James Tilley was a senior physics major from Windham, New Hampshire. A cause of death is under investigation from he state medical examiner.