Midday Magazine

Weekdays, Noon - 1pm; Weekends, Noon- 1pm

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 WAMC's National Productions, the BBC, Great Lakes Radio, 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.

Tune into Midday Magazine each weekday at Noon.

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Arts & Culture
12:51 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Rob Edelman: Baby Boomers And Romance

These days, the majority of high-profile Hollywood movies are fashioned for children, teens, and young adults. Sometimes, it seems as if older moviegoers are being completely ignored by the money-oriented, demographic-obsessed contemporary movie mogul.

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New York News
12:27 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Windham Rising; Prattsville, Not So Much

NYS Assemblyman Pete Lopez
Credit WAMC

Responding to the “Rising to the Top” challenge issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo's office, Windham joins other New York communities striving to come up with ideas for long-term flood recovery following Irene, Lee and Sandy. Years after the three storms, people are still waiting for funds.

Grant money for the Greene County town of Windham was set aside by Governor Cuomo's office earlier this year, part of a $60 billion federal effort to assist areas hit hardest by Irene, Lee and Sandy.

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12:25 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, July 28, 2014.

Central New York News
12:14 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Gas Debate Divides Finger Lakes Region

Natural gas has divided residents of Seneca Lake.
Credit David Chanatry

The debate over proposals to store natural gas, propane and butane in salt caverns under Seneca Lake has become increasingly vocal, especially after a federal agency approved part of the project last May. Opponents recently organized the biggest rally yet in the Finger Lakes village of Watkins Glen.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Sun July 27, 2014

David Nightingale: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

What better, for summer reading, than the writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez?

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New York News
3:28 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

GE Set To Launch Fuel Cell Startup In Malta

General Electric is wrapping up construction on its new center at the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency-operated Saratoga Technology + Energy Park in Malta.

Johanna Wellington, general manager and chief technical officer for GE Fuel Cells, said General Electric is about to launch operations at the pilot facility to develop hybrid fuel cell technology.

Wellington said the fuel cell program that began at GE’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna is expanding.

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Hudson Valley News
2:35 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

NYS AG Candidate Discusses Crime In Newburgh

NYS Attorney General Candidate John Cahill (left) and Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus
Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Republican candidate for New York state attorney general stopped in Orange County Thursday. He was in Newburgh to talk with local elected officials about what is needed to cut down on the city’s crime.

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Listener Comment Line
12:55 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of July 21, 2014

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We lend an ear to what you had to see this week.  Here are highlights of this week's WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Rogovoy Report For July 25, 2014

I had the great pleasure last night of attending the opening night of Sam Shepard’s modern classic, “Fool for Love,” playing the Nikos Stage at Williamstown Theatre Festival for a limited run, only through next Saturday, August 2.

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New York News
12:31 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Bids Approved For Airport Terminal Expansion

Plattsburgh International Airport terminal
Credit Plattsburgh International Airport

Clinton County legislators this week approved bids for a $36 million expansion of the Plattsburgh International Airport terminal.

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