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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.

Gillibrand Warns Of Cybersecurity Threats In Utica

Nov 11, 2014
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Before returning  to Washington for the next session of Congress, New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made a stop yesterday in Utica to talk cybersecurity.

Rob Edelman: Two New Documentaries

Nov 10, 2014

These days, with all the awards hype that defines the movie industry at this time of the year for a host of high-profile films, other titles that are earning theatrical play are in danger of being overlooked. These are not big-budget movies with big name stars. Far from it. Some are documentaries, and two of them have just earned theatrical play.


An upstate New York sheriff's sergeant is suspended after he was caught on video allegedly slapping a young man who did not want his car searched. The video has gone viral nationwide.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Nov 10, 2014

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, November 10, 2014.

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A Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $326 million was sold at a Valero gas station in Middletown, NY this week.

New York Lottery caller Yolanda Vega says after her more than 20 years in the business, it’s always exciting to see a New Yorker win the grand prize.

Vega spoke with WAMC’s Lucas Willard.

Astorino Returns To Westchester

Nov 7, 2014

After losing the New York governor’s race, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino returns full throttle to his county post. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a look at how his gubernatorial campaign may impact his county role.

WAMC'ers weighed in on climate change, the 2014 midterm elections and other topics this week.  Here are highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

Rogovoy Report for November 7, 2014

Nov 7, 2014

Actress Lili Taylor, director Tony Gilroy and screenwriter Andrew Osborne will take part in the 16th annual Williamstown Film Festival, which began this past Wednesday and runs through Saturday, featuring 31 films, several parties, and events at Images Cinema and MASS MoCA. Director-screenwriter Tony Gilroy, best known for his Oscar-winning thriller “Michael Clayton” as well as the Bourne movies, will pull back the curtain on the art of cinematic suspense in a multimedia presentation in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA tonight at 8pm, as part of the Williamstown Film Festival’s proceedings. And on Saturday at noon at the Williams Inn, Lili Taylor and her husband, writer Nick Flynn, talk about the art of turning books into movies.

Pilgrim Holdings, LLC

An environmental group claims a company that wants to construct a crude oil pipeline between Albany and New Jersey is harassing homeowners in New Jersey to move the project forward.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Nov 7, 2014

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, November 7, 2014.