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 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
5:30 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Marist, CNR Collaborate On Technology Management

Credit Courtesy of Marist College

Two colleges in the Hudson Valley are teaming up for technology. One college is a leader in cloud computing and is offering its services to another campus two counties to the south. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the new hookup.

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New England News
1:59 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Public Service Board Considers Fining Vermont Gas For Late Reporting Of Cost Overruns

Credit Vermont Gas

Vermont Gas Pipeline cost overruns were the subject of a Public Service Board meeting earlier this week. The regulatory board is determining whether the company violated regulations by delaying notice to state officials about the rising costs.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Rogovoy Report for March 27, 2015

Cultural highlights this week include a spoken word artist, a movie star, art openings and art talks, and a festival of honky-tonk music.

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Listener Comment Line
12:50 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Listener Comment Line - Week of March 23, 2015

Our listeners weigh in on what turned out to be a very eventful week in the news. Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

The WAMC Listener Comment Line is a toll-free call, 24 hours a day.  1-800-695-9170.

Weather
12:35 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, March 27, 2015.

New York News
12:35 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Schumer Pushes For Federal Grants To NYS Municipalities Water Projects

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has launched a push to help communities around New York better afford much-needed sewer repair projects.

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Hudson Valley News
6:03 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Rockland County Exec Meets With NYS Senators About East Ramapo Legislation

Credit Courtesy of the Rockland County executive's office

The Rockland County executive headed to Albany this week for a meeting with the New York state Senate majority leader and two other senators. His trip was to voice support for proposed legislation to provide state oversight of the troubled East Ramapo Central School District.

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New York News
2:33 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Groups At Odds Over Saratoga Golf Course Expansion

The debate over an expansion of a golf course in Saratoga Springs continues as the city updates its Comprehensive Plan. At a meeting this week, supporters and opponents of the Saratoga National proposal brought their concerns to the city council.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Sean Philpott-Jones: Happy Birthday Obamacare

This week, before a crowd of students attending the obligatory Monday morning convocation at Liberty University, Ted Cruz announced that he was running for President in 2016. This makes Mr. Cruz, a first-term senator from Texas, the first major Republican to officially declare their candidacy.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

AG Claims Publicly Funded Candidate Violated Campaign Finance Law With Email

The Vermont Attorney General's office has filed a civil lawsuit claiming the publicly-financed candidate in last year’s race for lieutenant governor committed campaign finance violations. Now, the former candidate has filed a countersuit.

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