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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Hudson Valley News
2:52 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Part Five Of Student Loan Series Focuses On Young Farmers

Chris and Caleb Pawelski
WAMC, Allison Dunne

There’s a new campaign aimed at providing student loan forgiveness to young farmers. Young farmers say debt forgiveness would free them up financially to invest in their own operations, but it is not the sole financial panacea.

In the spring, these pastures will be home to 30 lambs, and toward the woods, 24 pigs, all under the farming prowess of 24-year-old Leanna Mulvihill. She’ll be running Four Legs Farm at Pine Farm in her native New Paltz. But not all the grass is green in her life.

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Listener Comment Line
12:55 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of December 15, 2014

Our listeners shared their thoughts on the Sony hacking case and other issues in the headlines.  Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Rogovoy Report for December 19, 2014

The big art news this week was of course the announcement of next summer’s performance season at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Highlights of summer 2015 at Jacob’s Pillow include “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host,” a special dance and radio stage production starring public radio’s Ira Glass of This American Life fame, with Monica Bill Barnes; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2); Alonzo King LINES Ballet; Dorrance Dance, featuring Michelle Dorrance, one of the top contemporary tap dancers and choreographers, with live music by Toshi Reagon; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company’s 90th Anniversary season, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, December 19, 2014. 

Hudson Valley News
2:16 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

NY Fracking Ban Decision Elicits Different Reactions

It will probably go down as the biggest decision of the year in New York State – a ban on fracking. Wednesday’s news came the same day casino license recommendations were announced. Supporters of a fracking ban are celebrating the long-awaited decision while opponents say they are disappointed and the Southern Tier, where fracking would have taken place, is doomed.

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WAMC News
12:55 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Forecast for Thursday, December 18, 2014.

New York News
3:42 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Meeting Will Target Expanding Recreation In Adirondack's Great South Woods

Credit SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The public has a chance to weigh in tonight at a hearing on ways to improve outdoor recreation opportunities on both private and public lands in the Southern Adirondacks.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Herbert London: What We Are “Sure” We Know About Foreign Policy

What we do know, or think we know, that just isn’t true? There are myths, riddles and indeterminate conditions, but for many these factors are ignored in favor of what one believes to be true.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Forecast for Wednesday, December 17, 2014. 

New England News
12:20 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Unyielding Position Urged On Rebuilding Cathedral High School

Congressman Richard Neal addresses a rally at Springfield City Hall urging the Springfield diocese to rebuild Cathedral High School.
Credit WAMC

A decision on the fate of the only Catholic high school in Springfield, Massachusetts won’t be announced until after the first of the year.  Advocates for rebuilding the historic Cathedral High School, destroyed by a tornado more than three years ago, continue a public campaign.

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