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.
7.23.15 Ko Festival star Sokeo Ros & the festival’s artistic director Sabrina Hamilton; then Molly Bricker of Greenfield –she recently donated part of her liver to a five year old girl she had never met.
7.22.15 RockVoices with Tony Lechner, Dan Belmont, Meredith (Merry) Bixby, Carla Cooke, Nancy Denig, Pauline Fogel, Joan Griswold, & Rachel Tapley. Then, introducing Natalia Munoz.
7.21.15 Jackie Cooper, storyteller Rochelle Wildfong and musician Jack Barry take us back in time discussing “A Legacy of Rural Music, People, Place”; In a sort of “How To”, Dr. Don Robinson describes the 6 year collaboration among more than 100 people from every sector of the community that resulted in the recently released History of Ashfield Volume III.
7.20 Rep. Steve Kulik, Vice-Chair of House Ways and Means, discusses Massachusetts’ $38.1 Billion budget for FY 2016, the budget process, and his bill that would permit towns to collect property taxes from certain entities that are now tax-exempt; On Black in the Valley Prof. Carlie Tartakov and Dr. Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks will continue their conversation with Rev. Jeannine Smalls from Charleston, SC’s A.M.E. District 7.
7/17: Dr. Stephen Soldz on how Psychologists collaborated with the CIA and Defense Department on the War on Terror’s Torture Program, and the resulting professional ethics issues; Jason Stephany of the Service Employees International Union on the impending strike by Mental Health Workers of the taxpayer’s funded Clinical & Support Options; Inside/Out with Artist Betsy Stone and New Century Theater’s Sam Rush.
7.16.15 Robert Meeropol on yesterday’s revelations confirming that the U.S. government executed two innocent people—his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg; Professor Jordan Ellenberg on “How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking”; and Dr. David Casarett, author of “Stoned: A Doctor’s case for Medical Marijuana.”
7.15.15 Nadia Manzoor presents “Burq Off! at the Ko Festival — with the festival’s artistic director, Sabrina Hamilton (listen to this amazing actor and writer — you are going to want to see this show); Massachusetts Teachers Ass’n President Barbara Madeloni with professor Mass Page on tuition, funding and high-stakes testing; Mandy Smith, author of “Cabin Fever: the Sizzling Secrets of a Virgin Airlines Flight Attendant.”
7.14.15 Hampshire College professor and astronomer Salman Hameed takes us on a tour of Pluto; the good, the bad, and the ugly news on Kinder Morgan’s fracking pipeline — with Katie Eisman, President of the Pipeline Awareness Network of the Northeast and the Director of MassPLAN, the Massachusetts Pipeline Awareness Network.
7.13.15 Previews, Previews!! The new café opening at the Treehouse Community in Easthampton and this year’s (literally back by popular demand) Yidstock at the Yiddosh Book Center in Amherst.
7.10.15 Rasil Basu, founder of the NGO Ekatra, and Amherst College Professor Amrita Basu on their film “Harvest of Grief.” “Intelligent Disobedience” with author Ira Chaleff.