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
1:47 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Montgomery County Train Wreck Impacts Passenger & Freight Rail Service

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo walks Route 5 along the CSX tracks in Montgomery County following a major freight train derailment. [June 27, 2013]
Credit (Flickr) Governor Andrew Cuomo

Two freight trains traveling in opposite directions sideswiped each other around 8 a.m. Thursday in the town of Mohawk, near Fonda.   Governor New York Andrew Cuomo, on his way back to the capital from Utica, stopped by the crash scene and spoke to reporters about the wreck.

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Commentary & Opinion
1:20 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Andrew Coates: We Need Much More Than Medicaid Expansion

It is common for people to assume that President Obama's Affordable Care Act will lead to universal coverage, after all that was its stated aim.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Making Lake George the Smartest Water Body in the World

IBM Research Scientist Harry Kolar (right), Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer of the RPI Darrin Fresh Water Institute (center) and Eric Siy from The FUND to Save Lake George scout locations for new sensors.
Credit IBM

A new scientific research project is bringing together IBM, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Fund for Lake George to assure the ecological and economic future of Lake George and create the “smartest” lake in the world.

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New England News
12:15 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

City Budget Is Final, But Debate Continues

Credit WAMC

The  city of Springfield, Massachusetts will begin a new fiscal year on Monday July 1st with a balanced budget.  The conclusion this week of the annual budget debate in city hall left unresolved several issues that resonate beyond Springfield. 

       Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno praised the city council’s  12 to 2 vote to adopt a $572 million budget. He said it will maintain current municipal employment levels and keep core city services intact.

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New England News
5:45 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Berkshire County School District Will Begin Study To Determine Future Path

Lenox Memorial Middle and High School
Credit Lenox Public Schools

A Berkshire school district will begin a planning initiative this summer to find new solutions to common problems including declining government funding and student population.

The school committee for Lenox public schools recently voted to begin work on a strategy that will look for ways the district can plan for current and future issues.

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New York News
2:22 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Watershed Groups Address Water Quality

Assemblyman Pete Lopez at WAMC's Albany studios.
Credit WAMC

Water quality in the Schoharie Valley and the Catskill Watershed has captured the attention of environmentalists and government officials who have joined forces to develop procedures and policies for dealing with "the new normal" climate change seems to have cast across upstate New York.

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Commentary & Opinion
1:27 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Sean Philpott: Weighty Thoughts

I've been thinking a lot about Paula Deen, but not for the reason that you might suspect. I'm not all that interested in the way she allegedly treats her employees, he casual use of ethnic slurs, or her half-hearted apologies for the way she has behaved. All of that just confirms what I already know: that despite what five US Supreme Court justices seem to think, there is still a strong undercurrent of racism in American society.

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Weather
1:21 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano checks in with the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, June 27, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
1:04 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Lawmakers Urge NY Governor To Sign Boat Safety Bill

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York state lawmakers, local leaders, and family members gathered at a boat club along the Hudson River Wednesday. They were there to urge the governor to sign boating safety legislation, and to honor the memory of a local resident who died in a boating accident.

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New England News
12:15 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Anti-casino Forum Draws Large Crowd

Scott Harshbarger, the former Massachusetts Attorney General and former president of Common Cause, addresses the audience at an anti-casino forum in Springfield, MA
Credit WAMC

Opponents of casino gambling rallied supporters in Springfield, Massachusetts last night where a citywide referendum on MGM Resorts’ $800 million casino development is less than three weeks away.

      A crowd of about 300 people sat in the sweltering hot sanctuary of Christ Church Cathedral and applauded as speakers denounced what they said were the false promises of the gambling industry.

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