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.


Smith Sudan Scholar & Black in the Valley

1.18.16- Bill Newman speaks with Smith College Professor and Sudan scholar Eric Reeves; Black in the Valley with Rev. Doctor Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks and Doctor Carlie Tartakov honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and five years of their weekly segment on the Bill Newman Show.


Mt Tom Academy & Newsweek

1.15- Barbara Chaney, Matt Rigney, and students from the Mount Tom Academy—individualized and cooperative learning in high school; Nina Burleigh, National Politics Correspondent from Newsweek on the rebirth of the magazine and her recent exploration of the melting ice sheets of Antarctica. Also, arts in the Valley this weekend.


Guns, State Politics, Climate Film, & MLK

R. Douglas Fields, author of “Why We Snap: Understanding the Rage Circuit in Your Brain;” Massachusetts State Senate President Stan Rosenberg on marijuana policy, charter schools, criminal justice reform; and that fracking pipeline; then Sigrid Schmalzer, UMass history prof and Director of STPEC (Social Thought and Political Economy) program on “Merchants of Doubt” (the climate change deniers fraud)-the film at Forbes this weekend; Reverend Peter Ives, W.Mass. AFSC Director Jeff Napolitano and Dr. Peter Titelman on MLK Day observances, lessons and celebrations and Black Lives Matter.

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Your State U, Music for Change, & Vaya Con Muñoz

Bill speaks with PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts)founder and former MSP (Massachusetts Society of Professors) President Max Page, singer-songwriters and political activists Peter Blood and Annie Patterson –don’t miss their show this weekend!, and Vaya Con Muñoz with Natalia Muñoz: Dr. Marty Nathan and Milta Franco talk about the Cliniquita program.


Sprawlbuster at the State Supreme Court

Sprawlbuster Al Norman and lawyer Tom Lesser on last week’s state Supreme Judicial Court hearing on efforts to bring a Wal-Mart to Greenfield’s French King Highway.


Guantanamo Bay Anniversary

Guantanamo Bay detainee attorney Buz Eisenberg speaks on the fifteenth anniversary of the controversial Cuban prison; ACLU of Massachusetts Executive Director Carol Rose; Represent US CEO Josh Silver on the latest presidential polls.

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Defenders of Public Education

Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni and PHENOM –Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts founder Max Page.


Honoring Creativity & The Reverend Finds A Rabbi

Bill speaks with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman on his new book “18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently.” The weekly…

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Will The Governor Be The Senator From NH?

1/6: New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan on the opioid crisis in the Northeast, the future of the Affordable Care Act and her candidacy for the United States Senate; Claude Knobler, author of “More Love (Less Panic)”—on parenthood lessons learned from adopting his son from Ethiopia; and Mike Lofgren, author of “The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government.”

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Making headlines this week


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.