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.
2/15: A brief history of the Black Panthers with UMass Amherst Professors Emeritus of Afro-American Studies, Ernest Allen and William Strickland. Then, the weekly segment of Black in the Valley with UMass Fine Arts Center Director Dr. Willie Hill.
2/12: Self-proclaimed Sprawlbuster Al Norman updates Bill and Monte on Greenfield’s big-box store quest; Dave Roitman and Adele Franks from Climate Action Now! speak with Bill on current Statehouse bills on solar; Eva Fierst on everything arts in the Valley this weekend.
2/11: Bill talks ‘Love and Chocolate’ for the St. John’s Church event, Max Page with former staff member of the Massachusetts Society of Professors at UMass Amherst, plus Alloy Orchestra and Son of the Sheik together at the Academy of Music, and Rev. Peter Ives on being Muslim in the Valley with Smith College Muslim student.
2/10: Senate President Stan Rosenberg, an update from our local chapter of United Way, and Natalia Munoz speaks with Holyoke City Councilor on her participation in the Vagina Monologues.
1/9: Thomas Kochan on his new book “Shaping the Future of Work,” Massachusetts Pipeline Awareness Network Director Katy Eiseman with an update on the proposed natural gas pipeline. Plus, Caroll Spinney on his role of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch over the years on Sesame Street ahead of a special screening of I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story on Friday February 12th at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton.
1/8: We speak with the courageous women’s health doctor and abortion provider, Dr. Willie Parker, who was the honoree of the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts Roe v. Wade commemoration on Saturday. Then, Political Gold with Josh Silver, CEO of Represent Us.
Author Joseph Steinfield on his new book Claremont Boy: My New Hampshire Roots and the Gift of Memory. Plus, Judy Herrell of Herrell’s Ice Cream and Chris Harper of Whole Children speak about National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day tomorrow raising money for the Hadley non-profit.
2/4: We talk politics with former Senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart, and yesterday’s convening of a state constitutional convention with “Your State U” host Max Page. Then the Northamptones light up the studio—really, there are amazing— a preview of this weekend’s Silver Chord Bowl.
2/3: Voice from Inside: how to survive jail and somehow come out stronger and better; Emmy award-winning film maker Larry Hott reviews “God Loves Uganda” and other documentaries.
2.2.16- Attorney Luke Ryan on the Jonas Correia trial versus the Police of Northampton. Director of Strategic Communications at the University of Texas at Austin, Daniel Oppenheimer on his new book “Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century.”