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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What did the Redcoats think of the Revolution?

8/28: Pulitzer-award finalist, Nick Bunker, author of “An Empire on the Edge,” the Brits view of the American Revolution. Then, political activist Paki Wieland.

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Paul Mark & Handsome

8.27.15 2nd Berkshire Representative, Paul Mark, joins guest host Buz Eisenberg. As well as our regular The Reverend & The Rabbi segment with Peter Ives and Justin David.

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The Seth Show

8/26: Seth Lepore previews “The Seth Show.” Natalia Munoz—Vaya con Munoz!


UMASS Football: too risky a gamble?

8/25: Gilbert Gaul, author of “Billion-Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football.” Plus archguitarist and HVGO founder and maestro Peter Blanchette.


The Road Less Traveled

8.24.15 On the 100th anniversary of its publication, New York Times Poetry Editor David Orr on Frost’s “The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong.”
Then, Joel K. Bourne, Jr –longtime reporter for National Geographic– on his new book “The End of Plenty: the Race to Feed a Crowded World.”

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Barry Moser: Artist/Recovering Racist

8.21.15 Jeff Napolitano guest hosts with Celia Miller on her transcontinental bike journey to raise money for the Palestian House of Friendship. And Barry Moser on his new book about growing up mired in the Deep South’s racism and it’s effects on his relationship with his brother.

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Rep. Ben Swan, 2 Reverends & A Rabbi

8.20 Buz Eisenberg guest hosts and speaks with Rep. Ben Swan about the former and current civil rights movements. Plus the Rev. & The Rabbi.


What’s My Line?

8.19.15 Buz Eisenberg guest hosts and plays ‘What’s My Line?’ with Pam Victor, Tom Mahnken and Monte. Plus Vaya Con Munoz with Natali and Holyoke Council candidate, Nelson Roman.


When Will Guantanamo Close?

8.18.15 Guest host Buz Eisenberg talks with Wells Dixon from the Center for Constitutional Rights on when, if ever, Gitmo will close; and Nina Kleinberg on the Hollywood Blacklist and the film ‘Salt of The Earth’

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Putting Probation on Probation

8.17.15 Jeff Napolitano guest host with Donald Perry on Probation reform, plus clips of Medea Benjamin from Code Pink & Dr. Vijay Prashad on the current state of activism.

Recent Headlines

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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber to argue for new trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to seek a new trial for their client, who was sentenced to death in June for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.

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China, U.S. high-level cyber crime talks to begin Tuesday


Top U.S. and Chinese officials will convene this week in Washington for the first round of cyber security talks following the signing of a bilateral anti-hacking accord in September.

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Nearly half of U.S. homes use cellphones only, shun landlines


A dozen years ago, a mere 3 percent of U.S. households used only cellphones.

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Obama urges Turkey to reduce tensions with Russia, stresses support


U.S. President Barack Obama urged his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday to reduce tensions with Russia while stressing U.S. support for its NATO ally's security.

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With climate at ‘breaking point’, leaders urge breakthrough in Paris


World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.