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.
7.28.15 Best-selling New York Times author Dr. Dale Archer, whose new book is “The ADHD Advantage: What You Thought Was a Diagnosis May Be Your Greatest Strength.” Then, Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare and Medicaid –time to celebrate– and anticipate Medicare for all—we can hope–
with Jackie Wolf (Co-chair of Mass Care: The Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care), Diana Stein (professor emeritus, Mount Holyoke College) Gerald Friedman (Chair of the UMass. Economics Dept., and national expert on single payer), and Ruth Smith (social worker with expertise in disability benefits and services)
7.27.15: Why are New Yorkers so depressed? Because the light at the end of the tunnel is New Jersey. Old joke. We apologize to New Jersey natives. We speak with Mount Holyoke College President and medical ethicist Lynn Pasquerella about end-of-life care and Atul Gawande’s book “Being Mortal.” We first interview Professor Eve Spangler—her new book is “Understanding Israel/ Palestine: Race, Nation and Human Rights in the Conflict.”
7.24.15 Andrew Zimbalist, Smith College professor, renown sports economist, and author of “Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behnd Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup” on Boston 2024. Inside/Out: what to do inside and out in the valley this weekend with arts correspondent Betsy Stone.
7.23.15 Ko Festival star Sokeo Ros & the festival’s artistic director Sabrina Hamilton; then Molly Bricker of Greenfield –she recently donated part of her liver to a five year old girl she had never met.
7.22.15 RockVoices with Tony Lechner, Dan Belmont, Meredith (Merry) Bixby, Carla Cooke, Nancy Denig, Pauline Fogel, Joan Griswold, & Rachel Tapley. Then, introducing Natalia Munoz.
7.21.15 Jackie Cooper, storyteller Rochelle Wildfong and musician Jack Barry take us back in time discussing “A Legacy of Rural Music, People, Place”; In a sort of “How To”, Dr. Don Robinson describes the 6 year collaboration among more than 100 people from every sector of the community that resulted in the recently released History of Ashfield Volume III.
7.20 Rep. Steve Kulik, Vice-Chair of House Ways and Means, discusses Massachusetts’ $38.1 Billion budget for FY 2016, the budget process, and his bill that would permit towns to collect property taxes from certain entities that are now tax-exempt; On Black in the Valley Prof. Carlie Tartakov and Dr. Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks will continue their conversation with Rev. Jeannine Smalls from Charleston, SC’s A.M.E. District 7.
7/17: Dr. Stephen Soldz on how Psychologists collaborated with the CIA and Defense Department on the War on Terror’s Torture Program, and the resulting professional ethics issues; Jason Stephany of the Service Employees International Union on the impending strike by Mental Health Workers of the taxpayer’s funded Clinical & Support Options; Inside/Out with Artist Betsy Stone and New Century Theater’s Sam Rush.
7.16.15 Robert Meeropol on yesterday’s revelations confirming that the U.S. government executed two innocent people—his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg; Professor Jordan Ellenberg on “How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking”; and Dr. David Casarett, author of “Stoned: A Doctor’s case for Medical Marijuana.”
7.15.15 Nadia Manzoor presents “Burq Off! at the Ko Festival — with the festival’s artistic director, Sabrina Hamilton (listen to this amazing actor and writer — you are going to want to see this show); Massachusetts Teachers Ass’n President Barbara Madeloni with professor Mass Page on tuition, funding and high-stakes testing; Mandy Smith, author of “Cabin Fever: the Sizzling Secrets of a Virgin Airlines Flight Attendant.”