Midday Magazine

Weekdays, Noon - 1pm; Weekends, Noon- 1pm

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 28, 2012

12:24 PM
Interstate Love Song
Artist : Stone Temple Pilots
Album : Purple
Composer : Weiland/DeLeo
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Atlantic
12:46 PM
Emma Blowgun’s Last Stand
Artist : Beulah
Album : When Your Heartstrings Break
Composer : Kurosky
Label : Sugar Free Records
12:06 PM
People Keep Asking Why
Artist : Seal
Album : Seal
Composer : Seal
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Sire


North Country News
5:50 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Congress and Peace Activists Gear Up for Syria Debate

Credit Official White House Photo/Pete Souza

As President Obama expresses confidence that he'll be able to work with Congress to pass a resolution authorizing military intervention in Syria, in Vermont and Northern New York, representatives and peace activists want questions answered before any action begins.

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Hudson Valley News
2:07 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Ulster County Committee To Hold Public Hearing On NYS, NYC Water Issue

Credit Doug Tone, flickr

The New York State Department of Health has not scheduled any public hearings since releasing in August a draft document that would continue to allow upstate water headed for New York City faucets to avoid filtration. A group of Ulster County legislators says it will hold its own public hearing, to compile comments on the controversial subject.

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1:04 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

CATO Report "The Work Versus Welfare Trade Off”

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Social workers across New York are “rankled” by a report from the libertarian CATO Institute that says people on public assistance have little incentive to find work because they make more than they would with a minimum-wage job.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Paul Elisha: Unions And The Future

At this depressing juncture of America’s ongoing history, if for whatever uncharitable reason, someone might want to provide an even more troubling vexation to dwell upon, the charge that ours is an anti-Organized Labor chronicle would turn out to be a truly fruitless choice.  A short stint of diligent digging by this commentator has turned up some interesting rebuttals.

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12:07 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, September 3, 2013. 

Arts & Culture
12:49 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Rob Edelman: Three Decades Past

Years ago, “older” films that were screened at film festivals included newly-restored versions of silent films or classic Depression-era features: in other words, films that were produced years if not decades before the births of Baby Boomer cineastes.

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12:00 pm
Sun September 1, 2013

Community Corner: Joe McClain, President of the Beer Institute

Joe McClain, President of the Beer Institute, discusses the need to reform the tax code on the beer industry.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Herbert Wolff Reviews Anna Christie

Herbert Wolff takes a look at Berkshire Theatre Group's current production of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie." 

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New York News
6:10 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Tourism Indicators Strong for Labor Day into Fall

Saranac Lake in the fall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are cautioning travelers to be prepared for busy crossings this Labor Day weekend. Regional tourism officials say that’s good news as they transition into the fall tourism season.

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Listener Comment Line
12:55 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Listener Comment Line - Week of August 26, 2013

We lend an ear to your thoughts, in these highlights of this week's WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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