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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Multicultural Melange

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.”

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Medical Marijuana Arrives In Northampton

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.”


MGM’s Bait & Switch and Capitalism Working for The Common Good?

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.”


Is An Asteroid Coming To End Us?

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.


Songs for Syria

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.”

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Women Rule The Airwaves!

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.

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Welcome, Syrian Refugees

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.”

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Remember John Musante & More

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.

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The World’s Refugee Crisis

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.


Baghdad To Bach

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.

Recent Headlines

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Greenfield Police Sergeant Takes Flak For Displaying Confederate Flag

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Chief Robert Haigh says the situation was brought to his attention by the parents of a 10-year-old African American neighbor of Dan McCarthy

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Amherst Holiday Weekend House Breaks Under Investigation


Residents on Goldenrod Circle, Northampton Road, and at the Southpoint Apartment on East Hadley Road all reported their homes were broken into

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Final UMass Gang Rape Defendant Pleads Guilty

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Caleb Womack of Enfield Connecticut entered a guilty plea just as jury selection was about to begin in his trial Monday

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West Side Woman Held In Fatal Stabbing


A West Springfield woman is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to stabbing her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend to death

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Adams man gets up to 12 years on child rape conviction


An Adams man convicted of raping a teenage girl has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison