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.

The Poetry Of Vietnam

The extraordinary poet Fred Marchant; The PBS Fan Fare and Valentine’s Day Breakfast with Heidi Stemple, Angela DiTerlizzi, & WGBY’s Marie Waechter; Green Burials with Carol Coan, Leigh Youngblood, Rev. Peter Ives, & Rabbi Justin David.

lynn pasqueralla

Should Vaccines Be Mandatory?

One of foremost medical ethicists in America, Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella; photographer Ellen Augarten –her new show at Historic Northampton, Steve Sanderson on tomorrow’s amazing show at the Academy of Music, & arts correspondent Silas Kopf.

leo kotke

Two Grammy Winners, One Show

Iconic guitarist Leo Kottke; Grammy award nominee, UMass prof., Eric Berlin; Steve Levine, author of “The Powerhouse”– the story of inventing the battery that could save the world.

jane yolen and heidi stemple

The Sandwich Generation & Books For Your Kids

Iconic guitarist Leo Kottke; Grammy award nominee, UMass prof., Eric Berlin; Steve Levine, author of “The Powerhouse”– the story of inventing the battery that could save the world.

patty morey walker

The Next Mayor of Greenfield?

Patty Morey Walker, candidate for Mayor of Greenfield; A union for public defenders? with attorney Cory Mescon and SEIU 888 organizer Karen “Rudy” Renauld.

christian appy

How To Be A Husband & On The Legacy of Vietnam

UMass prof. Christian Appy, author of “American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity;” Tim Dowling, Guardian columnist and author of (the really funny) “How to Be a Husband; Sam Rush and Cate Damon, the stars of New Century Theatre’s newest production.

jenn deringer and maddy blanchette

The Lumberyard Housing Project

Jeff Napolitano guests hosts and talks about the affordable housing project proposed for Pleasant Street, Northampton

salman and daryl

Black Holes & Net Neutrality

Daryl Haggard & Salman Hameed on Black Holes & distant planets. And Julia Graber from Free Press on Net Neutrality

martin jones

Patriots Win! And The National Fight For Marriage Equality

Scott Coen on The Pats Super Bowl win, Marc Solomon on Marriage Equality and Martin Jones on the 13th Ammendment.

Recent Headlines

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

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Senate’s Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. adjusts his glasses as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following a policy luncheon. Reid is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in January.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that it would be "inappropriate" for him to seek re-election.