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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Poet Laureates & Endgame Project

3/10: Bill with Poet Laureates Richard Michelson, Martin Espada; Rev. Peter Ives with guest Rabbi; Sheryl Stoodley and Kermit Dunkelberg of the Serious Play! Theatre Ensemble on their upcoming area performances.

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Monte’s Cancer Connection Campout

3/9: Bill and Monte broadcast live from the steps of the old Hampshire County Courthouse in downtown Northampton as Monte aims to raise over $100,000 for the Cancer Connection.

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Women Rising

3/4: Monte and Bill open with presidential politics, Paki Weiland and AnnaMarie Russo on our local International Women’s Day Celebration for March 8, and what’s going on in the Valley this weekend.

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Presidential Politics & Passover

3/3: Presidential politics with Bill and Monte, the weekly Reverend and the Rabbi segment with Rev. Peter Ives, plus author and New York Times op-ed columnist Jim Nocera on his new book, co-authored with Ben Strauss, titled “Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA.”

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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

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Manhunt in Police Officer’s Slaying Comes to Violent End

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Officials say the manhunt ended nearly 18 hours after Zambrano fatally shot Officer Ronald Tarentino during a traffic stop early Sunday morning in Auburn

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Weekend Vandalism at Northampton Car Dealership

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A vehicle at the Ford of Northampton is missing four rims and tires, valued at around $3,700.

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Two Year Sentence for Man Triggering UMass Lockdown

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Shawn Wyatt has pleaded guilty to numerous charges related to the February assault on a UMass student as part of a drug deal gone bad.

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Mohawk Regional Administration Removing Page In Yearbook

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A group of students are not happy with the decision, which was announced in a letter sent home last week by the superintendent.

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Northampton’s LED Streetlights Too Bright?

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That is the feeling of a number of residents who have signed a petition arguing that the proposed new LED lights will only worsen an already bad light pollution problem in the city.