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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Cathedral In The Night

10/15: We are blessed with very special edition of the “Reverend and the Rabbi” celebrating Cathedral in the Night (see photo);
,hear about School Local Northampton with nationally known political commentator Bill Scher; and preview the Cat Café’ at the Tree House Community starring Evelyn Harris.


Lakota, Latinos & Drones

11/14: Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Larry Hott on his new film, “Rising Voices,” premiering at the Academy of Music this Sunday; Lt.-Col. T. Mark McCurley (USAF-ret) on ”Hunter Killer: Inside America’s Unmanned Air War;” then “Vaya con Munoz” — Natalia Munoz with Professor Manuel Frau Ramos, publisher of El Sol Latino.

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Pipeline Update

10/13: Katy Eisman, Director of MassPLAN (PipeLine Awareness Network) and President of PLAN-New England, describes the fight at the FERC. Then, Hampshire College professors Salman Hameed (astronomy) and Jason Tor (microbiology) explain how best to fill up our water bottles on Mars.

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(Josh) Silver & Gold

10.12.15 josh Silver guest hosts and talks Represent.US, money in politics, the rising tide of Democracy in Honduras and Live Art.


Author Extravaganza

10/9: Frederick Forsyth, author of “The Day of the Jackal,” “The Odessa File,” “The Dogs of War” and the Kill List,” among other thrillers, talks about his new book ”The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue.” Then, famed South African writer Ivan Vladislavic, visits us (after his talk at Hampshire College) about life under apartheid and his new book, “The Folly.”

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Of Pipelines and Peace

10/8: “There Is Another Way.” Combatants for Peace (CfP) Sulaiman Khatib, Palestinian Co-Director of CfP, and Maya Katz, Israeli Steering Committee member of CfP, tell us how there is, and why there must be another way, end the seemingly endless Israeli- Palestinian conflict. They’ll be speaking tonight at Congregation B’nai Israel in Northampton. First, State Senate President Stan Rosenberg on the proposed Kinder-Morgan Pipeline and more charter schools ? (and how to pay for them without decimating local public school systems).

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Art & Activism

10/7: Celebrate the Rosenberg Fund for Children’s 25th anniversary with author Ellen Meeropol and musician, songwriter, producer, and activist Erin McKeown; Then, Vaya con Munoz with Natalia Munoz and stand-up artist ; and then, best-selling author Sherry Turkle, on “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age.”

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The Scoop on Co-ops!

10/6: LIVE from Green Fields Market, our annual co-op show with Laura Porter (Co-op Power), Angie Gregory (Simple Diaper & Linen), Rochelle Prunty (River Valley Market), Suzette Snow Cobb (Franklin Community Co-op) Adam Trott (Valley Alliance of Workers Cooperatives); & Andy Toomajian (PV Squared).

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Rosenberg Redemption?

10/5: Robert Meeropol on the newly released Grand Jury testimony that exonerates his mother Ethel Rosenberg, who was sent to the electric chair even though the prosecutors knew she was innocent of any wrongdoing. Then, Jenn Meeropol, Robert’s daughter, and the Executive Director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children on the RFC’s 25th anniversary celebration; Sharon Mehrman, winner of 2015 Woodworking Excellence Award; Rev. Dwight Webster of New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Katrina.


Hot(t) films. Cool poems.

10/2: Emmy-award winning filmmakers: Northampton-based Larry Hott and Smith College graduate Cynthia Wade—her new film is “Freeheld;” then, “NPR: Northmapton Poetry Radio” with Rich Michelson—previewing the reading of Emily Dickinson’s poems and the Poetry Festival in Amherst this weekend with nationally acclaimed poets Dara Wier and Dina Elenbogan; then MHC professor Tom Wartenberg on Mel Bochner’s show now at the college’s art gallery and their upcomng public conversation.

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A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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