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
2:12 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Riverkeeper Sues PSC Over Danskammer Power Plant

An environmental group is suing a New York State agency over a power plant in the Hudson Valley. The power plant is set to be reactivated under new ownership after severe damage from Superstorm Sandy.

Westchester County based-Riverkeeper has filed a lawsuit challenging the state Public Service Commission's approval to reactivate the Danskammer Power Plant in the Town of Newburgh without conducting a full environmental review. Phillip Musegaas is Hudson River Program Director at Riverkeeper.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Rogovoy Report for October 31, 2014

This weekend’s cultural highlights include a political drama, an unusual art installation, a music documentary, an orchestral concert, an African-American dance performance, and a spooky, Halloween-themed play.

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Listener Comment Line
12:45 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of October 27, 2014

We lend an ear to your thoughts.  Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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Politics
12:37 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Baker Ahead Of Coakley In Latest WNEU Poll

Republican Charlie Baker holds a slim lead over Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for governor of Massachusetts, according to a survey released this morning by the Western New England University Polling Institute.

       Forty-six percent of likely voters in this final WNEU poll before Election Day say they support Baker, the former health care company executive and state Cabinet secretary in two Republican administrations in the 1990s.  Meanwhile, 41 percent say they plan to vote for Coakley, the state’s current attorney general.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Nader: New York Greens Have Best Ideas

Ralph Nader was part of the campaign this fall in New York's 21st House district, which covers a large area of northern New York. Republican Elise Stefanik, Democrat Aaron Woolf and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello are vying for the seat to be left open by the retirement of Democrat Bill Owens. Nader says Funiciello has the right platform for the district.

Weather
12:26 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, October 31, 2014. 

New England News
12:20 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Overview Of Vermont Gubernatorial Race

When voters tick their choice for Vermont governor next Tuesday, they have seven candidates to choose from.

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New York News
12:12 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Gilboa Dam Re-Hab Complete

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There's reason to celebrate today in Schoharie County. The Gilboa Dam Rehabilitation Project has come to an end...

The $138 million dam reconstruction – believed to be the largest public works project in the Catskills – was completed two years ahead of schedule.

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North Country News
5:30 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Green Congressional Candidate Discusses Campaign

Matt Funiciello
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Third-party candidates often look to young voters to boost their campaigns.  The Green Party candidate seeking New York’s 21st district U.S. House seat held by retiring Democrat Bill Owens was on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus Wednesday evening.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, October 30, 2014. 

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