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.


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.

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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.”


Supporting Amherst Families

2.1.16 “Black in the Valley” host Carlie Tartakov is joined by Monica Brown, Anastasia Morton and Dwayne Chamble from the Amherst Family Center;
Joe Gannon, author of the acclaimed “Night of the Jaguar” speaks to us about his new novel “The Last Dawn;” New York times bestselling author Jacqueline Sheehan preview tomorrow’s Writers Night Out.


The Outgoing President Of Mount Holyoke

1/29: Lynn Pasquerella, President of Mount Holyoke College and leading medical ethicist; then, Silas Kopf, marquetry maven, shares his arts report.

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1.28- Bill and Monte speak with WMUA community members on the UMass administration’s decision to cut community programming.


Female Boxing’s Champion

1.27- Bill speaks with Gail Grandchamp, former amateur and pro boxer turned trainer and motivational speaker, paving the way for women in boxing. Vaya con Muñoz with Natalia Muñoz and Waleska Lugo-DeJesús speak on the Healing Racism Institute of the Pioneer Valley.

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Are You Ready For Some Football (Debt)?

1.26- Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM) founder and UMass Professor Max Page speaks with Dr. Steven Conn, the W.E. Smith Professor of History at Miami University in Ohio on football stadiums. Plus, Noelle Hanrahan on President Obama’s ban of solitary confinement for imprisoned juveniles.

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Does the ACLU Represent.Us?

1.25- Bill speaks with ACLU Massachusetts Legal Director, Matt Segal and Director of Northampton and D.C. based Represent.Us Josh Silver.

Recent Headlines

13 hours ago in Local

New Details of Misconduct From State Chemist


A former state chemist says she was under the influence of drugs for most of her time working in an Amherst drug lab.

14 hours ago in Local

Portland Pirates Hockey Coming to Springfield

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Reports out of Maine indicate that the Portland Pirates of the AHL will relocate to Springfield, replacing the Falcons, which are moving to a new facility in Tucson next season.

14 hours ago in Local

Springfield Water Main Break Knocks Out Power

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It happened at around 1:30 yesterday, creating a massive sinkhole on Main Street and knocking out electricity.

14 hours ago in Local

Northampton Council To Consider Prohibiting Water Privatization

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The council will consider a resolution mandating that the city’s water supply never fall into private hands as it did in Flint Michigan, which eventually led to a contamination of that system.

14 hours ago in Local

Rollover in Southampton Hurts Teen

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The rollover was the culmination of a chase which began in Northampton. An 18-year-old girl riding in the car suffered serious injuries in that accident.