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 16, 2012

12:44 PM
Boys Don’t Cry
Artist : The Cure
Album : Boys Don't Cry
ReleaseYear : 1979
Label : Fiction Records
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Novio
Artist : Moby
Album : I Like to Score
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Elektra/Wea

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Hudson Valley News
1:36 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Hudson Valley Student Holds Rally Against Bangladesh Factory Conditions

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

A high-school student in New York’s Hudson Valley organized a rally to pressure a major U.S. retailer into signing an agreement for construction safety at their factories abroad. The retailer says, not so fast.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Herbert London: Inventing Rights And The Enforcement Mechanism That Goes Along With Them

Washington is the home for rights promoters. Fads of the moment translate into rights with legal justification and a regulatory apparatus attached to them. This is the manner in which government expands without limit. Illustrations abound.

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New England News
12:16 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Gomez, Markey Debate In Springfield As Senate Race Tightens

Republican Gabriel Gomez ( on left), and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) debate in Springfield ahead of the June 25th special election for U.S. Senate
Credit Dave Roback, the Republican Newspaper ( pool photo)

The two candidates in the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts stuck to familiar themes during a debate Tuesday night in Springfield.  With polls showing the race tightening, Democrat Congressman Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez appeared to be trying to play it safe and avoid missteps.

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Weather
12:02 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano checks in with the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

WAMC News
11:57 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Josh Fox - "Gasland II" Comes To Albany

Gasland and Gasland II director Josh Fox.
Credit Flickr/Linh Do

Gasland, an Oscar nominated documentary, has become an often quoted and viewed source for those opposed to hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York and elsewhere, and has been soundly criticized by those who support the drilling.

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New York News
1:00 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

New Data: Fracking Helped Boost U.S. Energy Reserves

A new report says U.S. oil and gas reserves are up by about a third - that number rise higher thanks to hydraulic fracturing. The paper released by the Energy Information Administration, the research branch of the U.S. Energy Department, says that reserves of oil and gas that can be developed using current technology are up 35 percent this year from 2011.

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Hudson Valley News
12:34 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Area Arts Council To Change Name; First Arts Awards Are Presented For Ulster County

Credit Courtesy of Dutchess County Arts Council

The first arts awards for Ulster County are being handed out Tuesday in Kingston. And the organization behind the awards is about to change its name to reflect its reach.

The Dutchess County Arts Council has been working with Ulster County for years, and will soon change its name to better reflect that work. Linda Marston-Reid is president of the Dutchess County Arts Council. She says the name has been a barrier to having communities understand who the council serves.

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New York News
12:26 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Women's Groups Targeting New York State Senate Over Abortion Rights Provision

Women’s groups are putting pressure on the State Senate’s ruling coalition to take up Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act, which includes  an abortion rights provision.

Senator DeFrancisco, a Syracuse Republican and Chair of the Finance Committee, said in an interview with public radio and television that most New York women aren’t that interested in the proposal, “and would not even lose a night’s sleep about expanding abortion rights”.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Paul Elisha: Beware The American Military Monopoly

As a rising tide of irritation roiled what should have been an energetic second-wind, for gaining new fruit to enrich the electoral edge that OBamians have been thirsting for, this aging veteran was stunned to hear but a single voice raised to protest the temerity of military mischief-in-the-making… and that voice of a Republican rebel, at that.  To this ‘pro forma’ civil libertarian, we seem to be on the razor’s edge of a power move, by certain commanders of our various armed forces, toward an American ‘military monopoly.’

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Weather
12:07 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano joins us for the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

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