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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The Seth Show

8/26: Seth Lepore previews “The Seth Show.” Natalia Munoz—Vaya con Munoz!


UMASS Football: too risky a gamble?

8/25: Gilbert Gaul, author of “Billion-Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football.” Plus archguitarist and HVGO founder and maestro Peter Blanchette.


The Road Less Traveled

8.24.15 On the 100th anniversary of its publication, New York Times Poetry Editor David Orr on Frost’s “The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong.”
Then, Joel K. Bourne, Jr –longtime reporter for National Geographic– on his new book “The End of Plenty: the Race to Feed a Crowded World.”

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Barry Moser: Artist/Recovering Racist

8.21.15 Jeff Napolitano guest hosts with Celia Miller on her transcontinental bike journey to raise money for the Palestian House of Friendship. And Barry Moser on his new book about growing up mired in the Deep South’s racism and it’s effects on his relationship with his brother.

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Rep. Ben Swan, 2 Reverends & A Rabbi

8.20 Buz Eisenberg guest hosts and speaks with Rep. Ben Swan about the former and current civil rights movements. Plus the Rev. & The Rabbi.


What’s My Line?

8.19.15 Buz Eisenberg guest hosts and plays ‘What’s My Line?’ with Pam Victor, Tom Mahnken and Monte. Plus Vaya Con Munoz with Natali and Holyoke Council candidate, Nelson Roman.


When Will Guantanamo Close?

8.18.15 Guest host Buz Eisenberg talks with Wells Dixon from the Center for Constitutional Rights on when, if ever, Gitmo will close; and Nina Kleinberg on the Hollywood Blacklist and the film ‘Salt of The Earth’

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Putting Probation on Probation

8.17.15 Jeff Napolitano guest host with Donald Perry on Probation reform, plus clips of Medea Benjamin from Code Pink & Dr. Vijay Prashad on the current state of activism.


Bernie & Black Lives

8.14 Jeff Napolitano from AFSC guests hosts with Leo Malley from the Progresseive Democrats of America on Bernie Sanders and #BeersforBernie, plus Vanessa Lynch from Black Lives Matter 413 with different thoughts on Bernie (FB: BLM413 blacklivesmatter413@gmail.com), and Karen Higgins from National Nurses United on their endorsement of Bernie.

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The History of Ashfield Volume 3

8.13 Guest host Buz Eisenberg talks with his neighbor, Donald Robinson, about the tremendous new volume in the history of one of our most loveable Western Mass towns. Plus the Reverend & The Rabbi on religious beliefs versus responsibility under the law.

Recent Headlines

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Making headlines this week


Here's a look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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Deerfield Apple Thief Facing Charges

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Deerfield Police pulled over the woman in the Mercedes after receiving a report that someone was illegally harvesting apples from trees at Clarkdale Fruit Farm.

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Easthampton’s Route Ten Closes Again, This Time For A Water Main Break

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It happened around one Thursday morning between Florence Road and Highland Avenue. The road did not reopen until around two that afternoon. It was the second time in 24 hours that the road was forced to close.

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Westfield Road Rage Incident Nets Arrests

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On an altercation on Route 20, a female motorist told police that four men in a car waved a gun at her. When police pulled the car over, there were only three men inside and no gun.

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Western Mass Opioid Awareness Effort Wins Federal Grant


Congressmen Jim McGovern and Richard Neal have announced that Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant is being awarded to ongoing opioid awareness programs in Berkshire and Franklin counties and the North Quabbin region.