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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Black Nativity

12.24.15 Guest Host Buz Eisenberg and Monte Belmonte will be joined by President Peter Jones of the American Council for International Studies chatting about Christmas traditions around the world, and by the Reverend Peter Ives.


DNA, Climate Talks, & A Guitar Orchestra

12.22.15- Station general manager Dave Musante speaks on the proposed Downtown Northampton Association (DNA). Activist Doug Wight on his recent trip to Paris for the Climate Talks. Peter Blanchette on the Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra performing on First Night.


Kirtan, Elvis & Black Lives Matter at Smith

12.21.15- Shubalananda Kirtan and Lord Russ “Elvis” on their First Night appearance in Northampton and weekly segment Black in the Valley with Smith College Black Lives Matter students.

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Who Is Newman’s Guest? Whoo? Whoo?

12/18: Heidi Stemple and Janis Jorgenson on our local National Audubon Christmas Bird Count (especially owls); Ian Watson, Artistic Director of Arcadia Players, on tonight’s performance of Handel’s Messiah at Abbey Chapel; Henry Wheaton and Chris Oakley preview Show Circus Studio’s amazing First Night show.


First Night & The Reverend Minus the Rabbi

12.17.15- Penny Burke and Johnny Memphis speak with Bill about Northampton’s First Night. Jazz great Charles Neville also makes an appearance. On the weekly Reverend and the Rabbi segment, The Nields talk about opening for Dar Williams at the Calvin to singing to animals.

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Maria from Sesame Street and Vaya Con Muñoz

12.16.15- Sonia Manzano, also known as Maria from Sesame Street speaks with Bill on her new book. Vaya con Muñoz with Natalia Muñoz brings on Laurie Loisel, once journalist, now Director of Community Outreach and Education of the District Attorney’s office.

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Joy & Jokes

12.15.15- Local author Tzivia Gover speaks on her new book Joy in Every Moment. Bill and Monte are joined by Happier Valley Comedy’s Laura Patrick and Pam Victor of The Ha-Ha’s for their comedy game show.



12.14.15 Josh Silver pinch hits for Newman and gets the guest of all guests, Santa & Mrs. Claus

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Forensick (sic)

12.11.15- Today’s Bill Newman Show features John Anz and Champian Fulton on two local jazz shows this weekend, Harry Miles…

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The Genocide Continues

12/10: Smith College Professor Eric Reeves on the continuing genocide in Darfur; The Reverend (Peter Ives) and the Rabbi (Justin David).

Recent Headlines

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Making headlines this week


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

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UMass Rape Trial Goes To Jury

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Deliberations began Thursday in Durocher’s alleged 2013 rape of a female classmate outside the UMass Campus Center

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UMass Investigates Alleged Employee Wrongdoing


University officials say the violations include misreporting of hours and misuse of campus resources

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Northampton Council Urges Lift On Net-Metering Cap

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The Northampton City Council has passed a resolution urging the state to lift the cap on net-metering

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Snowy Friday Commute In The Pioneer Valley

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties through 1pm