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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Should the University of Oklahoma Students Have Been Expelled?

Mount Holyoke College politics prof Chris Pyle on racist speech on college campuses and Congressional speech sent to Iran; Best-selling author Garth Stein, coming to the Odyssey Bookshop, on his new novel “A Sudden Light;” archguitar maestro Peter Blanchette on his upcoming celebration of Bach.

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Pipelines and Poetry

Katie Eisman, Executive Director of MassPLAN, the Pipeline Awareness Network, on more fracking work at the FERC; Poet Laureate Rich Michelson; filmmaker Helen Cohen on (coming to the Amherst cinema—one show only) “States of Grace.”

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From Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri community organizer Azima Holt on “Black in the Valley”; Pulitzer Prize winning historian and author Garry Wills on his new book “The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis.”

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Baby Birds, Cancer & The Real Cost of Prisons

Lois Ahrens, Executive Director of The Real Cost of Prisons Project on abolishing bail in Massachusetts; Harold Wolfe from local our local PBS station, WGBY.

Islam, UMass & The Future Of Higher Ed

The 24 Hour Theatre Project with Ginny Mayer and Mark Gaudet; Kevin Carey, author of “The End of College;” a special edition of “The Reverend and the Rabbi” with Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David, and UMass Ph. D. candidate in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Furkan Ayaz.

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The Biggest Art Heist In History

As we near the 25th anniversary, we speak with investigative reporter Stephen Kurkjian, whose just-released book is titled: MASTER THIEVES: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s greatest Art Heist,” the 1990 heist of masterpieces from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,
valued at $500 million.

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Tsarnaev & The Sinking of The Lusitania

Best-selling author Erik Larson on his new and riveting book, “ Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania;” Cool films with Larry Hott; attorney Harry Miles on the Tsarnaev trial.

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Iraq, Godspell & NEt Neutrality

Live from our studio—a preview– Northampton High school presents GODSPELL John Renehan, author of “The Valley,” a novel drawing heavily on his war experience in Iraq; Political Gold with Josh Silver.

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Newspapers, Queen Esther’s Drag Ball, Stavros and Art!

3/6 Greenfield Recorder editor Tim Blagg on the future of local newspapers; Rabbi Riqi and Meaghan Zinn on Purim and…

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Making headlines this week

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

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20 years later: The Oklahoma City bombing

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Sunday marks two decades since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.

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Senator says it’s time to change the face of money

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A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is gaining momentum.

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Plastic Bag Ban Passes First Vote in Northampton

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The city of Northampton is close to becoming the first Pioneer Valley community to ban the use of single-layer plastic bags.

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Northampton Looks at Limiting Political Donations

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Northampton city councilors have opened debate on an ordinance which would reduce the amount of money municipal candidates could accept from individual donors.