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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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Rogovoy Report for November 21, 2014

Highlights of this weekend include a few rock concerts and a few new art exhibitions.

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Listener Comment Line
12:46 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of November 17, 2014

WAMC is blessed with VERY smart listeners.  Here's proof - this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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Weather
12:26 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday,  November 21, 2014. 

New England News
12:22 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Hundreds Rally To Urge Rebuilding Of Cathedral High School

Pauline Sawyer of Agawam, Ma, a member of the Cathedral High School class of 1960, was among 400 people at rally to urge Catholic Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to rebuild the school that was destroyed by the June 1, 2011 tornado
Credit WAMC

The fate of historic Cathedral High School, the only Catholic high school in Springfield, Massachusetts, hangs in the balance.  A group of activists is campaigning to get a new school built on the spot where a tornado wrecked the Cathedral building more than three years ago.

The campaign to rebuild Cathedral High School, which includes lawn signs, bumper stickers, lobbying, endorsements from prominent politicians, letter writing, social media, radio and TV interviews is aimed at securing the vote of just one person—Bishop Mitchell Rozanski.

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New York News
2:37 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

New York Lawmakers Share Thoughts On Keystone XL, Oil Transport

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A bill that would support the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline passed in the U.S. House of Representatives this week failed to clear the Senate by one vote.

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline was passed just last week for the ninth time by the Republican-led House of Representatives. This week, before the Democrat-controlled lame duck Senate, the measure failed by a single vote, 59-41. 

The pipeline would carry crude oil from Canada south through the United States to be refined and shipped overseas from the Gulf Coast.

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Capital Region News
12:59 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Interim Siena President Now Permanent

Brother F. Edward Coughlin meets the press as 11th president of Siena College.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Siena College has picked its 11th president.  Brother Edward Coughlin, who prefers to be called "Brother Ed," has hit the hallowed Siena grounds just outside Albany running, and believes the timing is "just right."

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Paul Elisha: Beneath A Boundless Heaven

From the time of its purported discovery, this land’s status as a welcome destination for immigrants has been clouded in controversy.  Its discovery, so-called, was preceded by a century and a half of episodic probes by Norsemen, in open boats, who leap-frog-ed down the Greenland coast leaving outposts of free-spirited Vikings, to warrant what their curiosity had found but their ancestral natures had left un-peopled.

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New England News
12:45 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Vermont Stops Paying Single Payer Consultant

Jonathan Gruber
Credit Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In what has become a minor national political scandal, an economist’s controversial comments on the Affordable Care Act have cost him consulting fees. But he will complete his work on a financing plan for Vermont’s single-payer health care system.

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New York News
12:34 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Assemblywoman Fahy Convenes Heroin Forum

Members of law enforcement, educators, health care, and treatment experts and others gathered at the Guilderland Town Library Tuesday evening for a panel discussion on heroin and opiate addiction. The panel was organized by Albany Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy.

Weather
12:26 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, November 20, 2014.

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