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.

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

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Opponents and supporters of a planned Walmart store in Saratoga County packed into a public hearing Tuesday night.

Paul Elisha: On Traitors and Treason

Jul 28, 2015

  To update, modernize and paraphrase an ages-old dictum: Those who live by the gun, will surely die by the gun… in a not-too-distant but certain future.  According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, we remain the only developed nation where 89 men, women and children are killed with guns every day.  Brady’s mission, to create a safer America, through a dramatic reduction in gun deaths and injuries, by keeping guns out of the wrong hands is only made more difficult, when co-conspirators of the so-called “Military-Industrial Complex” that former President and Army General Dwight Eisenhower wisely warned us to shun, lard legislators with dirty money they deliberately mislabel as “vital for defense.”  It’s time to call this what panderers and pols know in their cold-blooded hearts.  It’s treason!

No Boston Olympics: Analysis With Andrew Zimbalist

Jul 28, 2015

The end of the Boston Olympic bid came quickly on Monday when Mayor Marty Walsh announced in the morning he would not sign a host city agreement without assurances that no taxpayer money would be spent on the 2024 games. Then, after a conference with Governor Charlie Baker, officials with the U.S. Olympic Committee announced that Boston was out of the running. Andrew Zimbalist, a professor of economics at Smith College, and the author of Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and World Cup said the events of Monday came rapidly, but were building to a boil-over. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jul 28, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Battling a long-held perception that there's no parking in downtown Albany, Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined the Albany Parking Authority and the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District this morning to herald free parking on the street and in city garages on weeknights and weekends in the downtown area.

Rob Edelman: Tangerines

Jul 27, 2015

 

Powerful, heartbreaking cinematic portrayals of the sheer idiocy of war were relevant back in 1930, when ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel, was the year’s Best Picture Academy Award winner. They were relevant in 1957, when Kirk Douglas and Stanley Kubrick collaborated on PATHS OF GLORY, another landmark anti-war film. They were relevant in 2001, when Danis Tanovic’s NO MAN’S LAND earned the Best Foreign Film Oscar.

 

The candidates in one upstate mayoral challenge have agreed to run a “clean, positive” race.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jul 27, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, July 24, 2015.

Rogovoy Report For July 24, 2015.

Jul 24, 2015

It’s a weekend full of new music, old music, folk music, Broadway music, musical comedy, soul music, opera, and more in our region. Here are just a few highlights.

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