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 the BBC, The Innovation Trail, 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.

Woolf Passes On 2016

18 hours ago

Democrat Aaron Woolf challenged Republican Elise Stefanik in November’s race for New York’s 21st Congressional district seat. It was a three-way race to fill the seat of retiring Democrat Bill Owens. A first-time candidate, Woolf lost by 20 points and Stefanik became the youngest woman elected to the U.S. House.  In an e-mail blast to supporters this morning, Woolf announced he will not run again in 2016.  But he tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he will stay involved and is leaving the door open for a possible future campaign.

Bill Owens: An Angel Fund In The North Country?

19 hours ago

In the nearly thirty-five years that I have been involved as an attorney, bank director, member of Congress and volunteer in economic development, one of the most pressing issues by business consistently is the lack of startup capital.

The second largest state employees union in New York will have a new president this summer. The rank-and-file membership of the Public Employees Federation recently elected Wayne Spence as the union president. Spence, a 24-year veteran parole officer with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, defeated the incumbent president Susan Kent by a very slim margin of 127 votes, out of more than 12,217 votes that were cast. Spence, who headed a slate of candidates under the coalition of union professionals or “coup” ticket, spoke with WAMC news about his priorities once he takes office August 3.

Capital District Against Fracking

Environmentalists are welcoming the official end to the years-long fracking debate in New York. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

19 hours ago
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Last week's Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage continues to be celebrated by some, derided by others. Either way, it is now the law of the land in all 50 states. According to some media reports, Daniel Alter is considered a possible choice to fill a vacancy on the New York Court of Appeals. If nominated and confirmed, he would become the first openly gay member of the Court of Appeals. Alter is a former general counsel at the New York State Department of Financial Services.

Rob Edelman: Motherhood

Jun 29, 2015

Sometimes, a dramatically flawed film still may offer a certain insight into a very real issue. Such is the case with THE 11TH HOUR, newly-released theatrically, whose original title is I AM HERE.

It was a dramatic end to a three-week manhunt Sunday when a police officer felled the remaining fugitive from the Clinton Correctional facility less than two miles from the Canadian border. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, both fugitives are accounted for and no civilians or law enforcement officers were hurt.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jun 29, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, June 29, 2015.

nynow.org

The Fight For 15 campaign could see results today. The board considering a minimum wage increase for New York's fast-food workers has begun public deliberations on the issue.

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