File: January 2011

2011-01-31 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
Rachel Maddow: Fashion Icon

Rachel Maddow goes to extreme measures to avoid hearing her high school graduation speech. She also discusses ironic fashion, and the departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC. (Spoiler: it’s all Michael Kusek’s fault!)

Plus, the usual news, weather, and a taste of the Progressive Breakfast with our pal, political analyst Bill Scher.


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Monday 31 January 2011 Audio
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2011-01-27 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
Working Class Hero

Writer and raconteur Bob Flaherty has a show this Saturday at the Northampton Center for the Arts. He brings his producer (and Bill’s brother-in-law), playwright Phil O’Donoghue to amp up the fun.

Also, Bill Scher did NOT get tackled by Secret Service guys yesterday. But it was a close call.


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Thursday 27 January 2011 Audio
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2011-01-26 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
Feeding Northampton

Lilly Lombard and Angie Gregory of Grow Food Northampton stop by to update us on the city’s efforts to buy the Bean and Allard farms, why they want to do that, and how you can help.

Also, we check in with our man in the White House, Bill Scher, who breaks down the State of the Union address for us. He also gives us a preview of The Progressive Breakfast while he waits for his blogger roundtable to begin.

Plus, Bill and Jaz discuss Oscar nominations and a winter weather letdown.


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Also, here’s an explanation of the clever use of music in Inception.

Wednesday 26 January 2011 Audio
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2011-01-25 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
From Northampton to D.C.

Check it out! Our pal Bill Scher has been invited to the the White House. We talk about how that happened, and dig into the Progressive Breakfast.

We also talk to Chris Hellman of the National Priorities Project, whose work has also been used by the White House, as well as the media, to help people see where their tax dollars are going. He’s on a new task force looking at ways to cut the defense budget in order to reduce the deficit.


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Tuesday 25 January 2011 Audio
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2011-01-24 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
Inaugural show for Valley Free Radio

Well, we made it through our first day with only a few technical difficulties! We talked to our friend Bill Scher, who gave us a preview of his daily feature The Progressive Breakfast. You can tune in and hear him chat with us every day. Don’t forget you can stream Valley Free Radio’s programming here.

Northampton Mayor Higgins gave us the lowdown on some of the issues on folks’ minds here in town.

Plus, State Senator Stan Rosenberg talked about some of the bills he filed last week, including a proposal for medical marijuana and a graduated income tax.

News stories can be found here, here, and here.


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Monday 24 January 2011 Audio
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