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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October 19, 2012

12:10 PM
Louise
Artist : John Whelan
Album : Celtic Reflections
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Narada
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Echo
Artist : Incubus
Album : Morning View
Composer : Incubus
ReleaseYear : 2001
Label : Immortal

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Weather
12:25 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

A beautiful September day is upon us.  Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano will tell us how long the brilliant skies and crisp air will be here.

New England News
12:18 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Casino Supporters, Opponents Prepare For Battle In Palmer

An artist's rendering of Mohegan Sun's proposed resort casino in Palmer, MA
Credit Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority

The focus of the casino competition in western Massachusetts is now squarely on Palmer. People on both sides of the casino issue in the rural town are gearing up for a referendum with an eye toward what happened with Hard Rock’s casino project last week in West Springfield.

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Hudson Valley News
1:58 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

A Meeting Is Planned To Resolve Ulster County Sales Tax Issue

Credit Emily Conwell, flickr

The controversy over the extension of an additional 1 percent sales tax in Ulster County could come to a head this week. The state assemblyman and county executive at odds over the matter are scheduled to sit down and work toward a solution.

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New York News
12:46 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

NY Report Touts School District Mergers

Credit NYSSBA

Smaller school districts facing budget issues and financial tangles may want to consider merging with neighboring schools. That's the gist of a new report issued by the New York State School Boards Association.

The recently merged Oppenheim Ephratah St. Johnsville School District in Montgomery County is regarded by many as a “showcase” model for a successful merger, in the spirit of the NYSSBA report.

»  Read the complete report.

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Arts & Culture
12:41 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Rob Edelman: History Come To Life

One of the highlights of the just-concluded Toronto Film Festival is a film with an upstate New York connection. And you can be sure that, come the end of the year, it deservedly will be atop a host of critics’ ten-best-films lists and deservedly will garner a host of Academy Award nominations.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, September 16, 2013. 

New England News
12:16 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Attorney General Martha Coakley Announces Run For Governor

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced a run for governor.  She joins an already crowded Democratic field for the 2014 election.

Stressing  job creation, economic development, and education the state’s  top prosecutor, Martha Coakley entered the 2014 fray for governor Monday morning.  She greeted people at a diner in her home town of Medford, the first stop in what her campaign said will be a three-day barnstorming swing that will take her to 18 cities across the state.  Her campaign tour was scheduled to hit western Massachusetts Tuesday.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:54 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Moonlight and Magnolias"

Lake George Dinner Theatre’s name is a little backward.   The normal impression of dinner theater is that they are places that offer mindless theater productions (usually comedies) that are presented after being served an average meal.

You should think of Lake George Dinner Theatre as a place that offers excellent theater and also serves a good dinner.   

For instance, through October 12, Lake George Dinner Theatre is offering a really good production of “Moonlight and Magnolias,” a play about the rewriting of the screenplay for the legendary film “Gone With the Wind.”   

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Michael Meeropol: An Economic Model That “Predicts” Events Like The Financial Crisis of 2008

Have you ever heard of Wynne Godley?  Those who read the front page of the Business section of the NY Times on Wednesday, September 11, might have seen the picture and noted the name.  For others, he will be an unknown. 

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New England News
12:50 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

NEA President Discusses Challenges Facing Schools

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel
Credit NEA

National Education  Association President Dennis Van Roekel was on a back-to-school tour last week.  The head of the 3 million member teachers union visited schools in several cities across the country.  During a swing through Massachusetts that included a visit to a school in the Boston area, Van Roekel spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill

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