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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Super Tuesday Blues

3/2: Bill and Monte open with the Fish Wrap on Super Tuesday. Cooley-Dickinson representatives talking about Being Mortal, community conversations about end-of-life care. Natalia Munoz speaks with Maria Hinojosa, founder of Latino USA on NPR.

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Florence’s Larry Hott on The Oscar’s

2/29: Northampton’s own Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Larry Hott on last night’s Oscars; then, Rick Hart, President of the Board of Hampshire County Friends of Homeless Individuals , William “Brit” Albritton, co-chair of Northampton Unitarian Society’s Social Justice Committee, and Emma Cook, member of Smith College’s acapella group, the Smithereens, on the upcoming six group acapella concert –a fundraiser for a house for teens aging out of foster care and otherwise at risk for homelessness; then, NCIS, Northampton Criminal Investigative Service with attorney Harry Miles.

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Baseball Begins (Almost)

2/26: Northampton’s own SABR star Duke Goldman (Society of American Baseball Researchers) on racism in our national sport and the upcoming season; Court Dorsey, from the Sugar Shack Alliance, and Jim Cutler, founder of Hilltown Community Rights, on the upcoming walk, protest and events fighting Kinder Morgan’s proposed fracking pipeline.

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Vonnegut & Vacuum Cleaners

2/24: Northampton attorney Paul Weinberg on his $32.3 million verdict yesterday against Cumberland Farms; Filmmaker Ted White and Courtney Dunham from Whole Children on the upcoming the Sprout Film Festival; a preview of this Sunday’s RREEEAAALLLLY BIG Show; Natalia Munoz on the Northampton Human Rights Commission and the police


Charter Chatter

2/23: UMass Professor and Board Member of the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts Max Page and Massachusetts Teacher’s Union President Barbara Madeloni.

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Adult Haiku

2/22: Esteemed poet Marilyn Chin joints Northampton erstwhile poet laureate Rich Michelson; then famous Valley writers Ellen Meeropol, Jacqueline Sheehan, Heidi Stemple and Jane Yolen along with Jennifer Browdy on the upcoming Berkshire Festival of Women Writers.

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The Birth Of The Universe

2/19: The universe begins with professors Gary Felder (from Smith College) and Kathy Aidala (from Mount Holyoke College); Dean Jobb, author of “Empire of Deception: the Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced A City and Captivated the Nation.”

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Opt Out!

2/18: 7th grader Ruthie Page Weinbaum, leader of the Opt-Out Movement at Amherst Regional Middle School on why students should boycott the MCAS test; peace and justice singer-songwriter Holly Near; Ben Strauss, co-author of “Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA.”

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Waves of Space/Time

2/17: A mere 1.3 billion yeasr ago two black holes met, mingled, married—you won’t believe what happens next—with Hampshire College professor and astronomer Salman Hameed; then, on on Vaya con Munoz, is bankruptcy in Puerto Rico’s near future?

Recent Headlines

15 hours ago in Local

Three Men Arrested for Attempted UMass Break-Ins

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They were caught early Sunday morning after police received a report of masked men trying to break into multiple rooms.

15 hours ago in Local

Record Crowd at Northampton Pro-Pot Festival

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Organizers say it was the largest crowd in the pro-marijuana festival’s history, which was held in Northampton for the first time this year.

16 hours ago in Local

Deerfield Officer Stops Overdose with Narcan

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The victim had overdosed and was revived and taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for further treatment.

16 hours ago in Local

New Opioid Task Force Director Named

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34-year-old Paul McNeil most recently served as director of the Northampton Prevention Coalition.

16 hours ago in Local

Amtrak’s Vermonter Now Allows Bicycles Aboard

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The service will be offered for the next two years at least, and may continue indefinitely if successful