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 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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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Skelos & Son: Focus Of Federal Probe

A federal grand jury is reportedly taking a hard look at business dealings involving New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son.

Back in January, after the arrest of longtime Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges, a New York City television station reported that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was looking into outside income the Republican head of the state Senate, Long Island’s Dean Skelos, had received, particularly involving the real estate industry.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Thu April 16, 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, April 16, 2015.

North Country News
7:15 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Adirondack Park Agency Hosts Annual Local Government Day

Hardwood Hill, Adirondack Park
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The annual local government day conference between the Adirondack Park Agency and diverse interests within the park began this afternoon.

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New England News
12:56 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Researcher Details Where Your Tax Dollars Are Spent

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Millions of Americans will file their 2014 federal income tax returns today, April 15th, but most have no idea how the government spends all the money.  The National Priorities Project, a Northampton-based research center tracks federal spending.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the organization’s research director Lindsay Koshgarian.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Herbert London: Is War The Real Alternative?

Coruscating through the bloodstream of American history are wars that devastated the young and plunged the nation into despair. In World War II millions lost their lives across the globe. Recently thousands were casualties of the attenuated war in Afghanistan and the conflict in Iraq. Bodies were broken, minds impaired, suggesting yet again that war is hell.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Wed April 15, 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, April 15, 2015.

New England News
12:55 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Vermont Ski Resorts Report Strong Spring Ski Conditions

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It’s been a banner year for Vermont’s ski areas and — and it hasn’t ended for some of the biggest resorts. Ski Vermont reports that with seven- and-a-half feet of snow remaining on the state’s highest peak, the largest resorts are staying open.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Rabbi Dan Ornstein: Convoys

Every year prior to Holocaust Memorial Week, my synagogue conducts a vigil in which we read the names of Jewish children from France whom the Nazis deported in cattle car convoys to Auschwitz and other death camps.  Their identities are known to us almost exclusively from lists the Nazis meticulously compiled, which were later confiscated by Allied forces.  The lists were documented by Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, renowned Nazi hunters and Holocaust historians who published them, first in French, then in an English language volume by New York University Press, entitled French Children Of The Holocaust. The book, nearly nineteen hundred pages long, lists the names, ages, addresses, and deportation locations of more than eleven thousand French Jewish children, some of them as young as two and a half.  It also contains a large collection of pre-war photos of them, preserving the last images of their individuality as young people who were once alive and free. Serge Klarsfeld once remarked that to preserve their memories most appropriately, he would have produced a book eleven thousand pages long, if he could have. 

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Weather
12:26 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

WAMC News
12:18 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Tapping Into Spring With Maple Sugar Farmers

As soon as the winter season comes to a close, maple sugar farmers are out the door with buckets and tubing equipment harvesting sap from their local area.

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