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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Playlist

October 15, 2012

12:06 PM
Overture / Going Through the Motions
Artist : Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cast
Album : Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, with Feeling
Composer : Christopher Beck/ Joss Whedon
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Rounder Records
12:23 PM
2 Wicky
Artist : Hooverphonic
Album : A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
Composer : Callier, Geerts, B. Bacharach, H. David, P. Henry
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Columbia
12:45 PM
People Keep Asking Why
Artist : Seal
Album : Seal
Composer : Seal
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Sire

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Listener Comment Line
12:50 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Listener Comment Line - Week of September 9, 2013

Our listeners weighed in with their thoughts on cats, the middle class and other topics,   as we hear in highlights from this week's WAMC Listener Comment Line.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Funding Restored for Some Stream Gauges

Streamgauge maintenance
Credit U.S. Geological Survey

New York’s senior Senator has obtained funding to continue the operation of some gauges that are used to monitor water levels and predict stream and lake flooding.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

The weekend is upon us.  Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano predicts the upcoming weather conditions in his Midday Weather Summary for Friday, September 13, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
12:51 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Do Androids Smoke Electronic Cigarettes?

Many of my friends, family and co-workers smoke cigarettes. They, like the other 20% of Americans who smoke, do so despite the known health risks and the fact that a pack of cigarettes now runs over $12 in New York. That they continue to smoke given the physical and financial cost demonstrates just how powerful nicotine addiction can be. In fact, some studies suggest that nicotine is more addictive than alcohol, cocaine or heroin. So it's really no surprise that nicotine addiction is the most common form of chemical dependence globally.

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New York News
12:49 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Saratoga Springs Hosts New York Public Transit Expo

Credit Lucas Willard

The leaders of the businesses and agencies that support public transportation in New York are meeting for a two-day conference in Saratoga Springs. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that the industry is focusing on forging new partnerships.

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New York News
12:37 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Hear Us Now? Verizon vs. Rules & Regulations

Verizon lost a minor battle to NYS Attorney General Eric Schneidermann, conceding to give Fire Island customers a choice between VoiceLink and voice over fiber.
Credit Composite image by Dave Lucas/WAMC

Verizon has lost one small battle with government regulators, but the internet arm of the telecom giant continues its fight to create so-called "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" on the net.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Pipeline Hearing Contentious

Addison Natural Gas Project map
Credit Vermont Public Service Board

The Vermont Public Service Board held a hearing on a proposed new natural gas pipeline Tuesday, leading to an at times raucous, tense exchange between opponents and board members.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano runs down the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, September 12, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
5:38 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Voters Choose Rockland's Democratic Candidate For County Exec

Credit WAMC

A former employee in the Clinton administration is the Democratic choice to run for county executive in one Hudson Valley county, while an incumbent Democratic mayor indicted on political corruption charges came up short against four opponents on primary day. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the region’s electoral results.

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North Country News
5:30 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

9/11 Commemorated at Border Crossing

Presenting the colors at the Champlain border
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Champlain Port of Entry commemorated the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks with a ceremony at the border between the U.S. and Canada this morning.

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