Midday Magazine

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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 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.

Rogovoy Report for July 3, 2015

Jul 3, 2015

This weekend is yet another unofficial start to the summer cultural season in our region. All the theaters are open, dance companies are visiting from out of town, musicals and live radio plays are being staged, and the BSO finally arrives in Lenox for the official opening of the Tanglewood season.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

One day after the statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing was made official, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens announced he will leave his position. 

Sean Philpott-Jones: A Glossip v Gross Injustice

Jul 2, 2015

After years of disappointment, political progressives like myself had a lot to cheer about this past week. The US Supreme Court, which in recent rulings has struck blows against organized labor and exempted some for-profit businesses from the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act, handed the left wing a number of stunning victories.

It's time to lend an ear to what you have to say.  Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jul 2, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Herbert London: What We Will Do For A Deal

Jul 1, 2015

Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei publicly rejected a key component of the nuclear deal when he said: “We don’t accept a 10 year restriction” on the development of nuclear weapons. Moreover, he noted, “all economic, financial, and banking sanctions implemented either by the United Nations Security Council, the United States Congress or the administration, must be lifted immediately when the deal is signed.” Both of these unequivocal statements clearly challenge understandings in the framework.

Organization Seeks "Common Ground" In Disputes

Jul 1, 2015

Being caught in the middle of an argument is never fun, but there are people who actually volunteer for such duty. In the 1980s, legislation was passed in New York establishing dispute resolution services for all 62 counties in the state. The aim is to keep people out of court and resolve all types of disagreements. One such service is located in Catskill. Dawn Wallant is the executive director of Common Ground Dispute Resolution.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jul 1, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

Pat Bradley/WAMC

With the search for the fugitives who escaped from the Clinton Correctional facility over, the focus now turns to the prison itself.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reviews actions that are known to be under way to determine how Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped the maximum security prison in Dannemora.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

A vision for an old-time carousel in Berkshire County 10 years in the making is starting to spin its way to reality.

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