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
3:00 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Forum On KJ Annexation Proposal Draws Large Crowd

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Orange County executive held a public forum last night as part of the county’s parallel review of the controversial annexation proposal from the Hasidic Jewish village of Kiryas Joel. The forum drew several hundred residents and elected officials.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:55 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Rogovoy Report For April 17, 2015

This week the cultural highlights in our greater region include chamber music, a staged reading, rare journalistic photography, and a few rock shows.

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Listener Comment Line
12:46 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Listener Comment Line - Week of April 13, 2015

We open the phone lines and lend an ear to what you have to say. Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

Weather
12:26 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, April 17, 2015.

New England News
12:15 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Treatment Center For Jail Inmates Will Move To Holyoke

Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe discusses plans to move the Western Mass. Correctional Alcohol Center to the former Holyoke Geriatric Authority property.
Credit WAMC

A regional substance abuse treatment center that must move to make way for the MGM Springfield casino will lease space in a closed nursing home in Holyoke.  The announcement Thursday ended months of uncertainty about the future of the successful program operated by the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff Michael Ashe said the relocation of the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center to the closed Holyoke Geriatric Authority means the program will remain community based and can operate within the confines of his department’s budget.

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New York News
11:50 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Buskers And Business Owners Discuss Spa City Street Performer Regulation

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

 

A proposal in Saratoga Springs that would regulate street performers has made headlines across the region. Last night, at City Hall, business owners and artists came together to offer their ideas. 

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New England News
5:55 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Vermont Announces Initiative To Close Wage Gap

On National Equal Pay Day this week, the Shumlin administration announced the creation of an initiative aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women in Vermont.

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New York News
4:21 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Saratoga National Expansion Removed From Comprehensive Plan

As Saratoga Springs continues the process of revising its planning document, a major construction project that has been at the forefront of community conversation in recent weeks has been placed on the backburner.

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New England News
12:53 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Massachusetts House Budget Proposes Modest Spending Hike, MBTA Reform

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Massachusetts House leaders have proposed a state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st. The budget crafted by House Democrats includes no new taxes or fees and does not differ dramatically from the budget filed a month ago by Republican Governor Charlie Baker.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with State Representative Stephen Kulik of Worthington, who is vice-chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Skelos & Son: Focus Of Federal Probe

A federal grand jury is reportedly taking a hard look at business dealings involving New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son.

Back in January, after the arrest of longtime Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges, a New York City television station reported that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was looking into outside income the Republican head of the state Senate, Long Island’s Dean Skelos, had received, particularly involving the real estate industry.

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