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
2:25 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Proposed Pipeline Expansion Prompts Indian Point Analysis

Credit Spectra Energy

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has put out for public comment a draft environmental impact statement concerning a proposed pipeline expansion project in the Northeast. The expansion includes property belonging to the Indian Point Nuclear power plant.

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New York News
1:46 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Community Corner: NYS AMBER Alert Coordinator Gary Kelly

Earlier this month, New York State Police issued an AMBER Alert  in the search to locate two missing Amish girls who had been abducted in St. Lawrence County. The alert was called off after the girls were located.  To help explain how the public is informed and law enforcement is directed in the event of an AMBER Alert, WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with New York State Police Senior Investigator and AMBER Alert coordinator Gary Kelly.

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Capital Region News
12:50 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

A Tale Of Two Casinos And A City

Credit WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

As established casinos across the Northeast close their doors or administer cost-cutting measures, New York is just getting into the game.  And although it won’t host a casino if its own, Albany has become a key player.

The mantra has been "jobs and the economy," and New York's capital is crossing its fingers, hoping for a windfall should a casino go up in nearby Rensselaer County.

Long before final word from the gaming commission, the casino siting process has local governments and residents taking positions and forming alliances to woo or shoo casino developers.

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Listener Comment Line
12:46 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of August 25, 2014

Listeners reacted to a wide range of pieces aired this week on WAMC.  Here are highlights from this week's Listener Comment Line. 

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Forum On Oil Trains Draw Standing Room Only Crowd

Oil train traveling through Plattsburgh. Photo taken from City Hall steps.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

It was standing room only in Plattsburgh’s city hall auditorium last night as officials  presented information on oil trains traversing the region and the potential impact of accidents.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast

Jason Caterina
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, August 29, 2014.

Hudson Valley News
1:13 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Kiryas Joel Files Suit To Halt A Second Proposed Casino

Less than two weeks after filing suit to halt a proposed casino project in one location, an Orange County village has filed a second lawsuit pertaining to another casino proposal in the county.

The Village of Kiryas Joel filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Woodbury town and village officials, Caesars Entertainment and partner Flaum Management and others, alleging failure to consider the environmental impact of a casino project. Paul Larrabee is spokesman for Kiryas Joel.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:51 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Sean Philpott-Jones: The Boys In The Ban

For over 30 years now, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned blood donations from gay and bisexual men. It is a lifetime ban. Currently, no man who has ever had sex with another man can donate blood in the US.

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Central New York News
12:35 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Ithaca Mayor Myrick: Outfit Police In Body Cameras

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick.
Credit Svante Myrick

Following an incident Aug. 9 in which an out-of-uniform police officer ordered two unarmed African American teenagers to the ground at gunpoint during an arson and burglary investigation, the mayor of Ithaca has introduced an eight-point plan for excellence in policing. Mayor Svante Kyrick says the plan includes outfitting police with on-body cameras, which the mayor says has shown good results in other cities.

Weather
12:26 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, August 28, 2014.

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