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.


Could You Be Your Own Attorney?

4/12: Peter Enns, author of Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World; Northampton attorney Devlin Farmer, author of Representing Yourself in Court: How to Win Your case on Your Own.


The Canary In The Pipeline

4/11: Katy Eisman, Executive Director of Mass PLAN– PipeLine Awareness Network -and President of PLAN-Northeast—on breaking news about, and new protests over, that Kinder Morgan fracking pipeline; nationally acclaimed author and poet Jane Yolen previews her upcoming event at Smith College; Randall Peffer, author of Where Divers Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-Boat (off the coast of Massachusetts).

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Josh Silver on Wine, Charter Schools, & Restaurant Workers

4.8- Guest host Josh Silver talks wine with Brian Wozniak of United Liquors, charter schools with Deborah Keisch founder and organizer for the Massachusetts based Public Schools Action Coalition, and with Clare Hammonds, the researcher behind the UMass Labor Center’s study on downtown Northampton restaurant working conditions.

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Josh Silver on Sexual Health, Politics, and Islam

Guest host Josh Silver talks sexual health with Baystate Midwifery Center, the politics of millennials with International Business Times Youth Affairs reporter Julia Glum, plus the regular segment with Rev. Peter Ives.


Jeff Napolitano on Politics, Poetry & Pipelines

4.6- Guest host Jeff Napolitano covers Bernie Sanders’s big Wisconsin primary win. Former Northampton poet laureate Leslea Newman reads from her new book with Rev. Andrea Ayvazian of Haydenville Congregational Church. Peace activist Paki Wieland on the latest pipeline protests in New York.

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Dr. Hameed, Cool Films & Your State U

4.5- Today’s show hosted by Natalia Munoz, with Dr. Salman Hameed, Cool Films with Larry Hott, and Your State U with Max Page with Massachusetts Teacher’s Union President Barbara Madeloni.

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Labor of Love

4.4- Buz Eisenberg guest hosts for Bill, speaking with labor organizer Pat Greenfield, the former Director of the UMass Labor Center, and now adjunct professor. Also, Buz talks with Monica Green, Treasurer of the Northampton High School PTO. Black in the Valley honors the anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. with Dr. Irma McClaurin, distinguished UMass alumnae.

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Thoreau Inspires Pipeline Civil Disobedience

4.1.16 Buz Eisenberg guest hosts with Will Elwell and Rev. Kate Stevens about the Thoreau-inspired cabin built on the pipeline route and the what may be inevitable civil disobedience.

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Peace & Justice

3.31- Natalia Munoz guest hosts as Reverend Peter Ives speaks with Manuel Pintado member of PHENOM, Jobs with Justice, and of the First Churches Peace and Justice Committee.

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Poetry With Purpose

Natalia Muñoz guest host and talks with Northampton Poet Laureate, Patick Donnelly, about his event for A Positive Place

Recent Headlines

13 hours ago in National

Clinton did not comply with federal email policy, watchdog finds


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while U.S. secretary of state broke government rules and was not approved by State Department security officials, according to an internal government watchdog's report released on Wednesday.

15 hours ago in Local

Holyoke Man Pleads Not Guilty in Police Officer Stabbing

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A grand jury has indicted Jeffrey Torres in connection with the March 18th stabbing at a South Hadley Dunkin Donuts shop.

15 hours ago in Local

Northampton Restaurant Closes Abruptly

Rally in Solidarity with Northampton Restaurant workers

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center is condemning the move, and is working with the affected employees to recover any back pay owed to them.

15 hours ago in Local

Security Cameras for French King Bridge

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The state has announced plans to install security cameras and preventative netting on the bridge, which has been the site of numerous suicide attempts over the years.

17 hours ago in Local

Montague Still Pursuing Broadband

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Officials attended an Amherst meeting last night of the Mass. Broadband Institute, which recently blocked Montague’s agreement with a provider willing to extend the service to underserved areas of town.