Tagged: Mayor Clare Higgins

Northampton Fire Department Captain Tom Clark, aka Tommy Twilite stops by to discuss the union busting that’s happening in Wisconsin and elsewhere. We also chat about poetry, and LSD, as we note the passing of Owsley Stanley with a song by one of Bill’s least favorite groups (NOT the one referenced in the title).

Monday 14 March 2011 Audio
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2011-03-07 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
Her work here is done (almost)

Northampton Mayor Mary Clare Higgins announced on Friday she won’t be seeking another term. She stops in to talk about her decision, her administration, and her future.

Also, Bill talks a little bit more about the political bread and circuses that have begun in Northampton, starting with the Michael Bardsley email request, which you can see for yourself at this link: BardsleyPublicRecordsReply022511


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Also, here’s that Theresa Andersson video I talked about:

Monday 7 March 2011 Audio
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We catch up with our favorite librarian/beekeeper/non-threatening human presence Adam Novitt, and add another title to his already impressive résumé.

Also, Bill has something he needs to get off his chest regarding recent political developments here in Northampton.


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Tuesday 8 February 2011 Audio
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2011-02-01 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
Plowmen dig my….snow

Rich Parasiliti of the Northampton Department of Public Works wants you to know that the plow drivers are not targeting you. They aren’t waiting until you finish shoveling so they can undo all your hard work. He tells us exactly what it takes to keep the streets of Northampton safe during snowstorms.

So hunker down, stay off the roads, and listen to the podcast!


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Tuesday 1 February 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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