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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.

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New York News
3:22 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Craft Beverage Tour Headed To Lake George Region

With the explosion of the craft beverage industry, advocates for economic development in Washington and Warren Counties are planning this summer to launch a regional tour as a means of connecting more tourists with locally made beer, wines, and other specialty beverages. 

John Davidson, co-owner of Davidson Brothers Brewing Co., announced this week the company produced the first brew from its new 22,000-square foot facility in Queensbury.

“Fifty barrels of our signature IPA that we brewed 17 years ago downtown,” said Davidson.

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North Country News
12:45 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Immigrant Rights Advocates Rally In Boston Over Deportation Policy

Screen capture from live webstream of Not One More Deportation rally in Boston showing protesters in front of the entrance of the Suffolk Detention Center
Credit Not One More Deportation/National Day Laborer Organizing Network

Advocates, workers, and faith leaders from across New England have gathered today in Boston to rally against the rising number of deportations across the country.

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Politics
12:31 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Ravitch: Transition Speech Story Not True

Former New York Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch is denying published reports that he had a transition speech in the ready in anticipation that David Paterson might step down as governor. Ravitch, who served as Lt. Gov. in 2009 and 2010, has has a long career in the public and private sectors including banking, construction, as chair of the New York State Urban Development Corp., and chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He has often walked into troubled fiscal situations that few others would envy. Ravitch will speak at Albany Law School April 22 on the fiscal challenges facing local governments. Ravitch will also sign his new book, So Much To Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics And Confronting Fiscal Crises.

Weather
12:25 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, April 17, 2014. 

New York News
5:53 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Event Raises Awareness Of Public Services

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Representatives of more than 100 social service agencies in upstate New York gathered in Saratoga Springs to raise awareness of available public services. 

At the Saratoga Springs City Center, the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council celebrated its Annual Interagency Awareness Day.

A.C. Riley, President of EOC, said the event offers social service agencies from all sectors including healthcare, housing, and homelessness prevention visibility, and allows members of the public to become more involved with their communities.

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WAMC News
2:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Afternoon Talk With EPA Regional Administrator

Do women have a special role when it comes to protecting and nourishing the environment? That will be the subject of a talk this afternoon by EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck, who will deliver the Women of Influence in Politics lecture at the Bush Memorial Center at Sage College in Troy, New York at 1 p.m.

Commentary & Opinion
12:43 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Herbert London: What Are Students Obliged To Read

What do college students read? According to one survey Shades of Gray, the sado-masochistic novel, was the most widely read book outside the classroom. Another survey indicated that The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, dealing with her battle with cancer and racial grievance, was the most popular book.

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North Country News
12:35 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Tours Northern Tier

Rob Astorino
Credit Astorino for Governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino has been touring New York’s North Country. During a brief stop in Plattsburgh Tuesday, he met with Chamber of Commerce and economic development officials.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

North Country News
5:45 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Settlement Reached In Lowell Wind Dispute

Kingdom Community Wind
Credit Green Mountain Power

A Vermont couple will sell their farm to the state's largest electric utility for $1.3 million in order to settle a lawsuit over the ownership of land along the boundary of Green Mountain Power's 21-turbine industrial wind project.

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