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.
9/30: Hampshire College Professor Salman Hameed on “Science in the Muslim World.” Then, on our “Vaya Con Munoz” segment Gia Bernini joins Natalia Munoz and shares from her new book, “Coriander.”
9/29: Attorney Michael Cutler on medical marijuana clinics opening in Massachusetts; best-selling author Jane McGonigal on the games you play (or should play). Her new book is “Super Better: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient.”
9/28: Professor Robert Goodman, author of “The Luck Business,” on MGM backtracking on its Springfield casino commitment; Terry Mollner on “Common Good Capitalism –It’s Next.” And best-selling author Holly Goldberg Sloan, coming to the Odyssey”—her new book—this is just too much fun—is “Appleblossom The Possum.”
9/25: Filmmaker Jeff Preiss on his new film “Low Down.” Then Mount Holyoke College Professor Kathy Aidala on the Sci-tech café, Pluto, and asteroids heading towards earth.
9/24: Michael Kane and Deb Shriver from the Valley Syrian Relief Committee, along with Rev. Peter Ives and Rabbi Justin David, help us preview upcoming “Songs for Syria.”
9.23.15 Pam Victor guests hosts (and Monte is outnumbered 7-1) with guests comedians Kim DeShields, Jess Miller, Laura Patrick & UMass Professor Kirsten Lang from the Department of Women Gender Sexuality Studies. Plus Vay Con Munoz and award winning filmmaker, Mary Paterno.
9/22: Mohammed Najeeb (refugee resettlement worker) and Zaid al Nassar (a recently arrived Syrian refugee) on Syrian refugees/immigrants in America; then we preview, with the playwright, actors, and those whose stories are told, the play “The Draft” based Tom Weiner’s book, “Called to Serve.”
9/21: Glenn Siegel on Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares; then, recent Amherst College grad Bryce Monroe on “The Lower Frequencies”–a very special edition of Black in the Valley.
9/18: Western Mass. Director of the AFSC Jeff Napolitano and Move-On Campaign Director Jo Comerford on the Syrian refugee crisis; then one of our very favorite authors, Lesléa Newman on her new books—we talk about personal heritage and history.
9/17: We talk about life in Baghdad today and preview the “Bach to Baghdad” concert with Iraqi Doctor Mazan, archguitarist Peter Blanchette and Iraqi Children Art Exchange founder and Director Claudia Lefko. Plus “The Spirit of ’74: How the American Revolution Began” with author Ray Raphael.