After our scheduled guest had to postpone at the last minute, the ever-entertaining Bob Flaherty rescues us with his usual blend of humor and human interest stories. His latest column for the Daily Hampshire Gazette covers former Amherst resident Kimi Takesue’s documentary about Uganda, “Where Are You Taking Me?”
Once again, Bill makes his case against casinos, and pleads his case for an even better idea.
There’s so much show, and so little time (and room!) to fit it all in!
First we get an update from Bill Scher about what’s happening in Wisconsin.
Then we get a visit from Bob Cilman, Diane Porcella, Ed Sullivan, and Ed’s alter ego Tom Mahnken to talk about the last of the Four Sundays in February, the 20th anniversary of The Really Big Show happening this Sunday.
Vijay Prashad keeps us updated on the situation in Egypt, and gives us an idea of what to expect. Alex Jarrett and Ruthy Woodring of Pedal People keep us updated on our options for solid waste disposal in a post-landfill Northampton. And, as always, Bill Scher keeps us updated on what’s happening in Washington.
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.
For those of you who eschew the computer on weekends, you may have missed the news that The Bill Dwight Show is returning to the airwaves on Valley Free Radio, WXOJ 103.3 FM.
On January 24th – two weeks from today – at 8am, Bill and I will return with a brand new show. Oh, there will still be the same news, commentary, interviews, and the general goofiness and good times you’ve come to expect; but we’ll have new features as well.
One of those features will be a daily check in with our favorite political analyst, Bill Scher, host of Liberal Oasis. Each weekday morning, Bill posts The Progressive Breakfast, your guide to the issues of the day. Starting Monday the 24th, you’ll be getting your serving of The Progressive Breakfast served up fresh, before anyone else.
So set your dial and bookmark your browser: Monday, January 24th 8am 103.3 FM. You can stream the show live here, and of course download podcasts from this very blog.