1. The Bill Newman Show 3/28/2017

    The enthralling Queen Bee, accompanied by beautiful worker bees, hives nothing on this preview of Wednesday’s ADULT Spelling Bee; Max Page on today’s Amherst vote for (or against) new elementary schools and the UMass b-ball program being left at the altar.

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  2. The Bill Newman Show 3/27/2017

    Prof Marla Miller and Jessica Johnson from the UMass History Dept., Elizabeth Sharpe from Historic Northampton, and Tara Parrish from the Pioneer Valley Project on mass incarceration across America, in Massachusetts, and here in the Valley; Joanne Marqusee, President and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care, and John Heaps, President and CEO of Florence Bank, on our community’s response to the opioid crisis; Political Gold with Josh Silver.

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  3. The Bill Newman Show 3/24/2017

    Founder Eveline McDougall previews the joy of the Amandla Chorus at the Shea Theater; Michael Kane from the Valley Syrian Relief Committee and Smith College professor of Middle East Studies Steven Heydemann on the humanitarian disaster unfolding in that country—a preview of the upcoming event at the Edwards Church; MHC professor of physics Kathy Aidala on upcoming offerings at the Sci-Tech Café.

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  4. The Bill Newman Show 3/23/2017

    State Senate President Stan Rosenberg on Safe Communities, healthcare & Medicaid & TrumpCare, and marijuana and the legislature’s joint committee; Smith College prof. and renown sports expert Andrew Zimbalist on his new book about March Madness, money, and the NCAA monopoly; Rev. Vanessa Cardinale, pastor at the South Amherst Congregational Church, joins Rev. Peter Ives on “The Reverend and the Rabbi;” plus a preview of this Sunday’s community gathering– the Constitution at the Haymarket.

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  5. The Bill Newman Show 3/22/2017

    Katy Eisman, CEO of MassPLAN (Pipeline Awareness Network) and PLAN for the Northeast, on the recent win for environmentalists at the First Circuit Court of Appeals, perhaps a short-lived victory given the soon-be released decision by the state environmental agency; Sharon Saline on “Here’s Where I Let Go,” an original cabaret this weekend at the NHS Black-Box Theater; A very cool “Cool Films with Larry Hott” on PVJFF, the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival; And Vaya con Munoz, where we pose to Natalia Munoz the vexing question, “What have you done now?”

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  6. The Bill Newman Show 3/21/2017

    Jane Yolen on “Before the Vote [and] After;” Barbara Diamond Goldin on “The Passover Cowboy;” “Your State U “ on the disappearing $30 million at UMass Boston; and a make-you-pee-in-your-pants funny “Comedy Quiz” on Summer Camp with the Ha Has.

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  7. The Bill Newman Show 3/20/2017

    Serious Play and the return of “The Endgame Project” with Sheryl Stoodley and Rand Foerster; Elinor Lipman “On Turpentine Lane;” and a special edition of “Black in the Valley.”

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  8. The Bill Newman Show 3/17/2017

    Dana Warren, age 9, acapella, sings the Irish National Anthem to celebrate St. Patrick’s day; also, District Attorney Dave Sullivan, Judge Michael Ryan, and political activist Billy O’Riordan on the prosecution and execution of Daley and Halligan in Northampton, refugees, and the death penalty; Attorney Terry Nagel on the upcoming Trump tax protest; Scott Coen and pitching for the Red Sox.

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  9. The Bill Newman Show 3/16/2016

    Rev. Peter Ives, Rabbi Justin David, Rev. Margaret Sawyer, Pioneer Valley Worker’s Center’s Rose Bookbinder on sanctuary; Tressie McMillan Cottom, author of “Lowed Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy.”

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  10. The Bill Newman Show 3/15/2017

    The return of the wandering Jewish Film Festival with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Larry Hott and JFF’s Deb Krivoy and Carlin Treitsh; Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach, authors of “The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone;” Photographer Pablo Delano joins Natalia Munoz.

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