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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A Brief History Of The Black Panthers

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.

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Climate Action NOW!

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.


U(nion) Mass Amherst

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.

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Stan Rosenberg on The Constitutional Convention

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.


He Is Big Bird

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.

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Holding Onto Roe V Wade

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.


A Sense of Place

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.


The Northamptones Silver Chords

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.


Voices From Inside

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.

Daniel Oppenheimer

On Iowa, The Northampton Police & Liberals Crossing The Aisle

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.”

Recent Headlines

9 hours ago in National

Making headlines this week


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

16 hours ago in National

Teen pregnancies hit historic low


The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

16 hours ago in National

U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

17 hours ago in National, World

Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises


U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

17 hours ago in National, World

No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents


The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.