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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Weather
12:26 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Commentary & Opinion
12:46 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Herbert London: The Iran Empire Strikes

The clouds of evil surround the Middle East. For decades since 1979, Iran was and remains the leading state sponsor of terrorism. However now, Darth Vader has been converted into Luke Skywalker.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Consul General Of Canada In New York Speaks On Cross-Border Relationship In Plattsburgh

Consul General of Canada in New York John Prato

From cross-border trade to security, New York’s northernmost communities strive for close ties with our neighbors to the north. The Consul General of Canada in New York delivered the Distinguished Canadian Address last night for the Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

New England News
12:21 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Springfield Officials Present Vision Of A Changed City

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno introduces a presentation on economic development to an audience at the CityStage theater.

A series of construction and redevelopment projects will be accomplished in 2017 that officials in Springfield, Massachusetts believe will allow the city to shed its image as a decaying former industrial city.    Springfield’s chief development officer laid out a vision of the city’s economic future – some of it admittedly speculative -- in a presentation last night to business leaders and civic boosters.

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Arts & Culture
12:55 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Audrey Kupferberg: Peter And The Starcatcher

"Peter and the Starcatcher," a five-time Tony-Award winner in its original Broadway run, played Proctors last Saturday. "Peter," based on the book "Peter and the Starcatchers" by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, is a dark tale of pirates, orphans, ships and treasure chests. There were only two performances—just a brief stop on a national tour.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Vermont, NY, Quebec Renew Lake Champlain Protection Plan

Lake Champlain
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Vermont, New York and the government of Quebec have renewed an agreement that continues a partnership designed to protect Lake Champlain.

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Central New York News
12:30 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Young Scholars Program Helps 350 Students Per Year

This study hall in Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica, New York is like many others across the state. Students do their homework in here and receive help from teachers and aides working in the room.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 m​eteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Blair Horner: The Governor Cuts An Ethics Deal With The Speaker


Last week, Governor Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Heastie announced an agreement to strengthen New York’s ethics laws.  At that time, the governor touted the agreement as extraordinary, the “most stringent ethical policy in the United States of America.”

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