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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The Mayor & Martians

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse on the state takeover of his city’s schools; astronomer/professor Salman Hameed on aliens taking over our planet; Stephanie Carlson & Meryl Cohn on the “Play by Play” festival, coming to the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton.

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How A Bond Becomes $$$

State Representative Steve Kulik; Rose Bookbinder, Coordinator, Pioneer Valley Workers Center with the filmmakers of “The Hand That Feeds” Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick; plus a very special edition of Black in the Valley.

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Was Eleanor Roosevelt a Lesbian?

Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella; then, OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) presents Terry Baum as Lorena Hickok, Hick: the story of the love affair between Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Northampton Parking & The Borscht Belt

City Councilor Ryan O’Donnell on election finance reform in Northampton; Marisa Scheinfeld on “Echoes from the Borscht Belt”—the exhibit now being presented at the Yiddish Book Center.

mike kirby

What’s Going On On Round Hill?

NHS Thespians, Connor Paradis, Jackson Samuels, Alex Koester, & Emma Henderson on “This Is Our Youth.” NPR (Northampton Poetry Radio) Rich Michelson with Doug Anderson and Preston Browning.

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Katmandu, Population Control and Junk Science in Law Enforcement

Convicting the innocent? NCIS (Northampton Criminal Investigative Service) with Attorney Harry Miles on unreliable breathalyzers –their use now suspended– in western Massachusetts and fraudulent science used (and taught to local law enforcement) by the FBI for decades. Also, population expert David Paxson on 5 billion too many people on earth

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Young@Heart, Sierra Leone & How To Grow a Diamond

What a weekend!! We preview Sunday’s intergnerational mashup of the the Young@Heart Chorus, the Sci-tech Band (pride of Springfield), and the the Young People’s Choir of NYC; and Saturday evening’s Sierra Leone All-Stars, joined by other all-star local dancers and drummers, including PVPA’s WOFA and Tony Vacca and friends. Then, diamonds are a girl’s (and a guy’s) best friend? MHC prof. Kathy Aidala previews the upcoming Sci-tech café on diamonds (spoiler alert: you probably are about to own some.)

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The U.S. Has No Class?

A show filled with moving stories from superb authors: Jennifer Ladd on “Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide”; Dr. Susan Ball, author of “Voices in the Band” (on treating AIDS); & Smith College’s Gail Thomas on “Waving Back.”

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Genocide, The Death of The Planet and Peter from Peter, Paul & Mary!

: Genocide: Hampshire College’s Marian Masrobian MacCurdy on her new book, “Sacred Justice: The Voices and Legacy of the Armenian Operation Nemesis”; Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary on politics, music, & his upcoming concert in Northampton; & an Earth Day observance with population expert Dave Paxson.

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Lesbian Couple Attacked at Six Flags

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Police say two women attacked a lesbian couple from Rhode Island whom they saw kissing at Six Flags New England

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Man Pulls Gun on Relative in Hadley

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A Pittsfield man is under arrest after Hadley police say he pulled a gun on a relative Sunday night

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Berkshire Gas Buys Stake In Western Mass Pipeline

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UIL Holding Company has announced that it is buying two-point-five percent of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline

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Longmeadow Residents Raise Money For Dead Construction Worker’s Family

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Longmeadow residents have launched a fundraising effort to benefit the family of a construction worker killed on the job late last week

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West Nile Virus Arrives In Massachusetts, But Not In The West

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A number of mosquitoes in the eastern part of the state has tested positive for West Nile, but not west of Worcester