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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What He Knew & When He Knew It

6.2.15 President Nixon’s counselor and Watergate truth teller John Dean—his new book is “The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It.” Robin Bialecki, Exec. Director of the Easthampton Community Center—on funds being shut off by the Mayor; archguitar maestro and HVGO founder Peter Blanchette previews tomorrow’s Watermelon Wednesday; Hampshire College professor, and astronomer Salman Hameed regales us with the stories contained in next chapter now being written on the adventures of Pluto (and Goofy, according to Monte).

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In Which We Steal Steve Inskeep

6.1.15 NPR’s Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep on “Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Chief John Ross and A Great American Land Grab”; Teresa Lorenco of Gypsy Rose cabaret and burlesque; Black in the Valley.

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Tilting at Ward Three Windmills

5.29.15 Steve Connor & Tom McCusker: the community responds—the story of Sylvia Hemminger; Amherst College professor Ilan Stavans on the Restless Classics launch; City Councilor Ryan O’Donnell on fracking pipelines and Ward 3 Neighborhood Ass’n President Jim Nash on celebrating –among other events– 100 years of the Bridge Street School.

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Stan Rosenberg & Bowel Movements

5.28.15 Poop!! The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ—with Giulia Enders, author of “GUT”; State Senate President –still STAN!
A special edition of The Reverend and the Rabbi: we celebrate Rev. Andrea Ayvazian.

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Sci-Tech Pride of Life in The 413

5.27.15 A preview (and review) of “Life in the 413” with New Century Theatre Producing Director Sam Rush, playwright Jonathan Caws-Elwitt with a cameo by emcee extraordinaire Monte Belmonte; Northampton-based, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Larry Hott on “Sci-Tech Band: Pride of Springfield.”

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Bending The Arc

5.26.15 Bend the Arc with Jane Fleishman and Norbert Goldfield; Paul Newlin on Watermelon Wednesdays.

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Papers, Pot & Painting

5.22.15 Daily Hampshire Gazette editor Larry Parnass first unwraps the Fishwrap and then helps interview Judy Foreman, author of “A Nation in Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem.” Then, artist Susan Barocas.

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Black In The Valley/Reverend & Rabbi Mashup!

Sign on the dotted line? Martha Ertman, author of “Love’s Promises –on relationships and the contracts that bind (or not);” VFW Post 8006 Commander Tom Pease and Veterans Agent Steve Connors; A Black in the Valley and The Reverend and the Rabbi Sojourner Truth Mash-up!

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Adjunct Injunction

An election this week– a juncture for adjuncts in western mass and across the state on A special edition of “Your State U.” hosted by Max Page.

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The Dookhan Dilema

Criminal defense attorneys Carl Williams (from the ACLU of Massachusetts) and Luke Ryan on yesterday’s Supreme Judicial Court’s decision on the drug lab disaster—40,000 cases probably need to be reversed ! Jenny Ladd on “Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide”; and the incomparable musician Mary Witt.

Recent Headlines

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Hundreds Turn Out To Oppose Pipeline at FERC Hearing

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The hearing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission starts the clock on a 60-day environmental review of the project

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One Of Two Missing Northampton Peacocks Returns Home

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Owner Dee Boyle-Clapp says the female, named Lucrezia, was recovered over the weekend, but her mate, Bob, is still at large

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Lawmakers Back 2-day Sales Tax Holiday in August

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Legislators vote to suspend the state's 6.25 percent sales tax on most items Aug. 15-16.

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Lawmakers Move To Restore UMass Funds Vetoed By Baker

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Both chambers voted to restore $5 million cut by Baker from the original funding appropriation for the University of Massachusetts.

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Adams Terror Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Weapons, Assault Charges

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Alexander Ciccolo of Adams faces charges in connection with what prosecutors say was planned attack in support of the terror group Isis