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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 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 January 22, 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, January 22, 2015. 

Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Herbert London: The Foreign Policy Failures Of 2014

Despite administration claims to the contrary, 2014 was the year of failure on the foreign policy front. In every area of the globe chaos or instability reign.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt Previews Cuomo's Big Speech

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Three weeks after it was originally scheduled, today is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address. It was pushed back after the death of his father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, on New Year’s Day. The speech set for 1:30 in Albany is being combined with the governor’s annual budget message. WAMC’s Ian Pickus got a preview from Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt.

WAMC News
12:30 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

#SOTU 2015 - NY Representatives React

Paul Tonko, Barack Obama
Credit WAMC photo by Jim Levulis

In his first State of the Union Address to a Republican-controlled Congress, President Barack Obama outlined an earnest agenda infused in Democratic priorities.   

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New England News
12:30 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Advocates Concerned About GMO Labeling Hearing

Credit Vermont Right to Know Coalition

The Vermont Attorney General’s office announced that the only public hearing on the state’s proposed genetically modified food labeling rules would be held Tuesday evening. But advocates are upset that it was poorly publicized and few, if any, people knew about the meeting.

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New England News
12:26 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Baker Says Massachusetts Faces Large Budget Gap

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has announced the state is facing a significant mid-fiscal year budget gap.  The announcement raises the likelihood of cuts to state services as the Republican governor begins his term.

        Baker said an agency-by-agency analysis has led his administration to calculate the state is facing a budget deficit of $765 million. He vowed Tuesday to work with his cabinet and the Democratic leadership of the state legislature to quickly fix the problem.

      Baker claims the shortfall is a result of the state spending too much.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Wed January 21, 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, January 21, 2015. 

Hudson Valley News
2:14 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Residents Sue To Have Mayor Ousted From Office

Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme
Credit Courtesy of the Village of Spring Valley

Three residents of a Rockland County village have filed suit against the mayor, alleging misconduct and abuse of authority. They want him removed from office.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Kremer Previews State Of The State

Tim Kremer
Credit Tim Kremer

Among those who will be paying close attention to Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State and budget message Wednesday will be Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. As is the case every year in Albany, education will be front and center as the budget takes shape. We spoke with Kremer Tuesday about what he hopes to hear from Gov. Cuomo tomorrow.

North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Plattsburgh Commission To Review And Recommend Changes To City Charter

Plattsburgh City Charter Commission 1-29-15
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Like many other cities in our region, Plattsburgh is taking a long look at how the city runs. A committee of city residents will assess Plattsburgh’s Charter and recommend changes to the more than 100-year-old document. They met for the first time Monday night.

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