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.

steve kulik

How A Bond Becomes $$$

State Representative Steve Kulik; Rose Bookbinder, Coordinator, Pioneer Valley Workers Center with the filmmakers of “The Hand That Feeds” Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick; plus a very special edition of Black in the Valley.

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Was Eleanor Roosevelt a Lesbian?

Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella; then, OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) presents Terry Baum as Lorena Hickok, Hick: the story of the love affair between Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt.

ryan odonnel

Northampton Parking & The Borscht Belt

City Councilor Ryan O’Donnell on election finance reform in Northampton; Marisa Scheinfeld on “Echoes from the Borscht Belt”—the exhibit now being presented at the Yiddish Book Center.

mike kirby

What’s Going On On Round Hill?

NHS Thespians, Connor Paradis, Jackson Samuels, Alex Koester, & Emma Henderson on “This Is Our Youth.” NPR (Northampton Poetry Radio) Rich Michelson with Doug Anderson and Preston Browning.

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Katmandu, Population Control and Junk Science in Law Enforcement

Convicting the innocent? NCIS (Northampton Criminal Investigative Service) with Attorney Harry Miles on unreliable breathalyzers –their use now suspended– in western Massachusetts and fraudulent science used (and taught to local law enforcement) by the FBI for decades. Also, population expert David Paxson on 5 billion too many people on earth

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Young@Heart, Sierra Leone & How To Grow a Diamond

What a weekend!! We preview Sunday’s intergnerational mashup of the the Young@Heart Chorus, the Sci-tech Band (pride of Springfield), and the the Young People’s Choir of NYC; and Saturday evening’s Sierra Leone All-Stars, joined by other all-star local dancers and drummers, including PVPA’s WOFA and Tony Vacca and friends. Then, diamonds are a girl’s (and a guy’s) best friend? MHC prof. Kathy Aidala previews the upcoming Sci-tech café on diamonds (spoiler alert: you probably are about to own some.)

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The U.S. Has No Class?

A show filled with moving stories from superb authors: Jennifer Ladd on “Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide”; Dr. Susan Ball, author of “Voices in the Band” (on treating AIDS); & Smith College’s Gail Thomas on “Waving Back.”

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Genocide, The Death of The Planet and Peter from Peter, Paul & Mary!

: Genocide: Hampshire College’s Marian Masrobian MacCurdy on her new book, “Sacred Justice: The Voices and Legacy of the Armenian Operation Nemesis”; Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary on politics, music, & his upcoming concert in Northampton; & an Earth Day observance with population expert Dave Paxson.

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Fight The Cancer In Your Genes!

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor on his new book “The Gene Therapy Plan” (Your genes do not preordain your health destiny); The Conflicting Legacies of the Vietnam War—A Teach-In with UMass prof. Chris Appy (His superb new book is “American Reckoning”); Wayne Smith (Vietnam War army medic) & Susan Leary, Director, Veterans Education Project); Poets Rich Michelson and Deborah Gorlin (she is coming to the Broadside).

Recent Headlines

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U.S. runs hundreds of counter-terrorism investigations

Police tape cordons off the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said. The Islamic State's Sanaa Division claimed responsibility on Twitter for detonating the parked car bomb, according to the SITE Intelligence Group monitoring service. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. authorities are pursuing hundreds of active counter-terrorism investigations embracing all 50 American states.

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After ‘gratifying’ week, Obama has long to-do list for his time left in office

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The President, who has about 18 months left in his second term, hopes to work with Congress on infrastructure funding and reforming the criminal justice system.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids explain gay marriage

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Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets to see how America's future feels about the Supreme Court decision and the answers are hilarious.

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Nearly one in three Americans owns a gun

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About 29 percent of people nationwide reported owning a gun.

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U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years

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The previous Cold War enemies agreed to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, with the Cubans saying that could happen as soon as July 20.