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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September 26, 2012

12:06 PM
Another Country
Artist : Shadowfax
Album : The Dreams of Children
Composer : Greenberg
ReleaseYear : 1985
Label : Windham Hill
12:24 PM
Switch
Artist : Howie B
Album : Turn the Dark Off
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Island/ Polygram Records
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Love Theme
Artist : Moby
Album : I Like to Score
Composer : Moby
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Elektra

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Voters to Decide Fate of Two Constitutional Amendments in NY

NYS Capitol

The New York state Legislature has given final approval for two Adirondack land swaps.  But because they affect land within the forest preserve, voters across the state must now approve constitutional amendments.

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Weather
12:08 pm
Thu June 20, 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 20, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
1:47 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

NYS Resolution Honors Women's Suffrage Wagon

Credit Courtesy of Votes For Women 2020

An elected official in the Hudson Valley is behind a movement to put New York front and center of the women’s suffrage centennial in 2020. For starters, she has worked to ensure that New York has a new day to commemorate, in just a few weeks.

The state Senate and Assembly Tuesday adopted a resolution, calling on the governor to proclaim July 1 this year as the “Spirit of 1776” Wagon Day in the State of New York. Here’s Susan Zimet, founder of Votes for Women 2020, the non-profit organization planning suffrage centennial events in 2017 and 2020.  

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Commentary & Opinion
12:42 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Herbert London: The Lack Of Seriousness

Have we reached a stage in our national development where seriousness on almost any subject is impossible? Examples abound.

Edward Snowden, who leaked National Security Agency surveillance projects to the British Guardian, said, “I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, Internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.” And he noted, “the public should decide, not the government.”

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Senator Sanders Calls for Action to Address High Average Student Loan Debt

From the report “The Causes and Consequences of Increasing Student Debt”
Credit Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress

A new report from the U.S. Joint Economic Committee shows two-thirds of college graduates have student loan debt. It also finds that the amount of debt is more than 60 percent of the average annual income for recent graduates.

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Weather
12:17 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newshannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, June 19, 2013. 

New England News
12:15 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Gomez,Markey Clash In Final Senate Campaign Debate

Gabriel Gomez ( on left) and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) shake hands following their debate in Springfield June 11,2013
Credit Dave Roback, the Republican Newspaper ( pool photo)

The two candidates in next week’s special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts faced off in their final debate last night.  It was wide-ranging and spirited.

      

       Veteran Democratic Congressman Edward Markey and Republican newcomer Gabriel Gomez exchanged barbs over each other’s records as both attempted to close the sale with voters heading into the final days of the campaign.

       Gomez, who continues to trail in the polls, almost begged voters to take a chance on him.

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New England News
7:00 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Excessive Rain Impacting Farm And Garden Crops

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Incessant rain over the past few weeks has saturated farm fields and garden plots.

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New York News
2:39 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

NY Legislative Spotlight On Human Trafficking

Over 27 million people are slaves today: more than during all 400 years of the transatlantic slave trade.
Credit globalhopenetwork.org

As the close of New York's legislative session draws near, advocates are pressing for passage of more effective anti-human trafficking legislation.  If you search "New York Sex Trafficking" on Google news, you'll find more than 12,000 recent articles. Awareness of the problem has resulted in the growth of public concern.

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Hudson Valley News
1:01 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Two Hudson Valley Congressmen Explain Their Farm Bill Approach

The Farm Bill, which contains the nation’s food stamp program, is slated to be voted upon this week in the House of Representatives. Two Congressmen from the Hudson Valley say their approach to the bill is for the greater good of agriculture in their region. However, their views do not sit well with many in their parties.

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