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.
7.16.15 Robert Meeropol on yesterday’s revelations confirming that the U.S. government executed two innocent people—his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg; Professor Jordan Ellenberg on “How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking”; and Dr. David Casarett, author of “Stoned: A Doctor’s case for Medical Marijuana.”
7.15.15 Nadia Manzoor presents “Burq Off! at the Ko Festival — with the festival’s artistic director, Sabrina Hamilton (listen to this amazing actor and writer — you are going to want to see this show); Massachusetts Teachers Ass’n President Barbara Madeloni with professor Mass Page on tuition, funding and high-stakes testing; Mandy Smith, author of “Cabin Fever: the Sizzling Secrets of a Virgin Airlines Flight Attendant.”
7.14.15 Hampshire College professor and astronomer Salman Hameed takes us on a tour of Pluto; the good, the bad, and the ugly news on Kinder Morgan’s fracking pipeline — with Katie Eisman, President of the Pipeline Awareness Network of the Northeast and the Director of MassPLAN, the Massachusetts Pipeline Awareness Network.
7.13.15 Previews, Previews!! The new café opening at the Treehouse Community in Easthampton and this year’s (literally back by popular demand) Yidstock at the Yiddosh Book Center in Amherst.
7.10.15 Rasil Basu, founder of the NGO Ekatra, and Amherst College Professor Amrita Basu on their film “Harvest of Grief.” “Intelligent Disobedience” with author Ira Chaleff.
7.6.15 The entire cast of New Century Theatre Kids, with director Cate Damon, joins us in the studio to tell us about their production, Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Attorney Luke Ryan on 10,000 criminal convictions in Massachusetts apparently tainted by a drug-abusing state chemist—AGAIN! On Black in the Valley special guest, Rev. Jeannine Smalls from AME Church in South Carolina, who has attended all nine funerals of those gunned down at the Emanuel AME church, talks about forgiveness and the community’s attempts to recover.
7.2.15 State Senate President Stan Rosenberg on marriage equality, the Olympics in Massachusetts?, & funding UMass, among other topics; then, New Century Theatre’s Producing Director Sam Rush on the newest work at NCT, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes.