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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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


Charter Chatter

2/23: UMass Professor and Board Member of the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts Max Page and Massachusetts Teacher’s Union President Barbara Madeloni.

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Adult Haiku

2/22: Esteemed poet Marilyn Chin joints Northampton erstwhile poet laureate Rich Michelson; then famous Valley writers Ellen Meeropol, Jacqueline Sheehan, Heidi Stemple and Jane Yolen along with Jennifer Browdy on the upcoming Berkshire Festival of Women Writers.

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The Birth Of The Universe

2/19: The universe begins with professors Gary Felder (from Smith College) and Kathy Aidala (from Mount Holyoke College); Dean Jobb, author of “Empire of Deception: the Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced A City and Captivated the Nation.”

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Opt Out!

2/18: 7th grader Ruthie Page Weinbaum, leader of the Opt-Out Movement at Amherst Regional Middle School on why students should boycott the MCAS test; peace and justice singer-songwriter Holly Near; Ben Strauss, co-author of “Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA.”

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Waves of Space/Time

2/17: A mere 1.3 billion yeasr ago two black holes met, mingled, married—you won’t believe what happens next—with Hampshire College professor and astronomer Salman Hameed; then, on on Vaya con Munoz, is bankruptcy in Puerto Rico’s near future?


Quit playing with your food.

2/16: Laura Patrick of the Ha Has hosts the Comedy Quiz Show with special quizmaster Martha Nelson and panelist; then “Play with Your Food” with New Century Theatre’s Producing Director Sam Rush.

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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.

Recent Headlines

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U.S. security union wants more screeners to ease airport delays


The union for transportation security officers urged Congress to pay for 6,000 more full-time workers who conduct screenings to alleviate long lines at U.S. airports, a problem that caused a shakeup in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's management.

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Violence erupts outside Trump rally in New Mexico


Hundreds of protesters tried to storm the convention center in New Mexico's biggest city, knocking down barricades and throwing objects at a door and then hurling rocks and bottles at mounted police in riot gear, the Albuquerque Police Department said on Twitter on Tuesday and video posted online showed.

47 mins ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 25


Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform


The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.