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.


Give To Women and Girls, Give to Monte’s March

11.23.15- The Give to Women and Girls #G2WG campaign stops in and talks about #GivingTuesday supporting five Western Mass organizations: YWCA, Girls Inc., MotherWoman, Girl Scouts of Central and WMass, and the Women’s Fund of WMass. Monte checks in throughout the hour, updating listeners of the sixth annual Monte’s March as he raises money for the Food Bank of Western Mass!


Charles & Khalif Neville, Amos Kamil on the Horace Mann School, “And the Neighbors”

11.20.15 Charles & Kalif Neville are they the New England Neville Brothers or not? Plus Amos Kamil on secrecy and sex scandals at the Horace Mann School. And “And The Neighbors” on their CD release show.

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The Reverend, The Rabbi, The Haymarket

11/19: Lorin Stein, editor of the Paris Review; Ben Grosscup singing songs of resistance (a preview of Saturday’s performance); The Rev. & the Rabbi and the Haymarket—celebrating the Fight for $15, and the Haymarket’s 25th (upcoming this weekend, -politics and partying) anniversary bash.


Is There Still Time?

11.18.15 Peter Seidel, author of “There Is Still Time” (to save the planet. But just barely.); Mass State Auditor Suzanne Bump on charter schools and opioids; and Natalia Munoz, chair of the Northampton Human Rights Commission on meeting with the new Northampton police chief.

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The Times They Are A-Changin’ (We Hope)

11.17.15 Col. Ann Wright (ret.) and diplomat on the Paris attacks and terrorism. We can save the earth (literally) with author Courtney White. And musical activist Ben Grosscup.

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James Baldwin & Trees On Mars

11.16.15 A special edition of Black in The Valley with Carol Ross from Amherst Together on a James Baldwin film event and author Hal Niedzviecki on the death of the future.

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Women In Leadership

11/13: Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella on women’s leadership; Rev Peter Ives on “Before It Is Too Late.”


PARCC or MCAS or…?

11/12: Massachusetts Teachers Ass’n President Barbara Madeloni on MCAS, PARCC, & other high stakes testing; then, students and the Dean of Students from the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School.

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What Is Your Life?

11.10.15 The Reverend Peter Ives asked the question ‘What Is Your Life?’ in his new book of the same title. Best-selling author, Archer Mayor, on his new Joe Gunther novel ‘The Company She Kept’. And guitarist, John Sheldon, on his musical journey to the center of the earth.


Good-For-You Chemicals?

11.9.15 John Geiser, author of ‘Chemicals Without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World’, and Mary Witt of The O-Tones on her new duets CD. Plus, The Nation’s John Nichols on Donald Trump’s chances of winning the GOP nomination.

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Making headlines this week


A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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UMass Rape Trial Goes To Jury

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Deliberations began Thursday in Durocher’s alleged 2013 rape of a female classmate outside the UMass Campus Center

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UMass Investigates Alleged Employee Wrongdoing


University officials say the violations include misreporting of hours and misuse of campus resources

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Northampton Council Urges Lift On Net-Metering Cap

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The Northampton City Council has passed a resolution urging the state to lift the cap on net-metering

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Snowy Friday Commute In The Pioneer Valley

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties through 1pm