Midday Magazine

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WAMC's award-winning daily news magazine show brings the listener the latest in local, national and world news. Join Brian Shields each weekday for the very latest.

The work of the WAMC News Team is combined each day with news and features from the BBC, The Innovation Trail, and Stardate. You can also get a regional weather forecast from Paul Caiano.

The listener also can hear commentaries offered by a range of commentators who span the political spectrum such as former New York Common Cause leader Paul Elisha, former Republican Comptroller candidate Herb London, Professor of International History and Politics Steven Leibo, as well as WAMC's own political observer Alan Chartock. Highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line are usually aired on Friday's edition of Midday Magazine.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
Wiki Commons

Radioactive tritium-contaminated water has leaked into the groundwater at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. New York’s governor over the weekend ordered two state department heads to investigate. Indian Point officials say the leak was contained and there is no risk to public safety.

Rob Edelman: Oscar Frontrunners

21 hours ago

Of the eight Best Picture Academy Award nominees, the two that are the frontrunners are THE REVENANT and SPOTLIGHT. Both films are well worth seeing-- and contemplating.

In November, voters narrowly rejected a $196 million plan for a major makeover and addition to Albany High School. A revote on a scaled-back version takes place Feb. 9.
WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

In November, voters narrowly rejected a $196 million plan for a major makeover and addition to Albany High School. A trip back to the drawing board resulted in a reformulated plan to rebuild the existing facility over a staggered number of years at a slightly reduced cost.

After decades of violence, distrust and broken negotiations, can a lasting peace ever be achieved between Israel and the Palestinians? A man who has tried to bridge that gap will be speaking this evening at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Dr. Gershon Baskin has been an advisor to both Isreali and Palestinian leaders and has been involved in backchannel negotiations, one of which led to the release of an abducted Israeli soldier.

This is a picture of Images Cinema's marquee on Spring Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Helene Armet / Facebook: Images Cinema

A single screen movie theater in Williamstown, Mass. is marking 100 years of continuous operation this year.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

21 hours ago
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, February 8, 2016.

United States Senate

The New Hampshire primary is set for Tuesday and all eyes are on the Granite State as presidential hopefuls are drumming up support.

David Nightingale: John Burroughs (4/3/1837 - 3/29/1921)

Feb 7, 2016

My younger son suggested an essay on John Burroughs, but I told him that probably everyone in the N-E knew more about the famous naturalist than I ever did. Apart from seeing a plaque at the top of Slide Mountain and a long-ago visit to his cabin, Slabsides, I knew very little.

This is a picture of a cougar
wikipedia.org

A number of environmental groups are hosting a presentation on the return of cougars to the Northeast in Pittsfield Saturday. Susan Morse is founder and science director of Keeping Track, which trains biologists, conservation planners and others to detect and monitor the status of selected wildlife species. Morse will lead the event at Berkshire Community College put on by the Trustees of Reservations, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Berkshire Natural Resources Council and the Berkshire Environmental Action Team.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Feb 5, 2016
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, February 5, 2016.

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