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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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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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Soundscape: A Day At The Races

A view of the Saratoga Race Course
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

More than 47,000 people jammed into Saratoga Race Course on Saturday for the 144th running of the Travers Stakes, the largest crowd for the mid-summer derby since 2004. WAMC's Saratoga Springs Bureau Chief Lucas Willard brings us this piece about what a day at the races sounds like.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, August 28, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
9:55 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Researchers Find Acid Rain Legacy Impacts Eastern Waters

Credit Doug Tone, flickr

A new study shows streams and rivers up and down the East Coast are threatened by a legacy of acid rain and the impact of human activities. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with one of the study’s authors.

Dr. Gene Likens, co-discoverer of acid rain in North America some 50 years ago, says the study is the first of its kind. Researchers looked at long-term alkalinity trends in 97 streams and rivers from Florida to New Hampshire, and found alkalinity has increased.

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North Country News
5:30 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Sterling College Launches Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Center

Credit Sterling College/Flickr

Vermont’s Sterling College has created a center to promote sustainable agriculture and food systems.

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Hudson Valley News
2:23 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

NY Secretary Of State Walks The Walkway

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Plans are in the works to better link Walkway Over the Hudson to surrounding communities and to tourism dollars. New York’s Secretary of State toured the pedestrian bridge in the mid-Hudson Valley Monday, seeing projects and hearing pitches about how the bridge can span a larger vision of tourism in the state.

Those are officials speaking with Secretary of State Cesar Perales about the need to keep Walkway visitors in the region, directing them to other sites and attractions – as Walkway Over the Hudson Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart puts it:

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Paul Elisha: One Nation Indivisible - Re-Discovered

This veteran of too much war and too much talk of it with too little substance, at too great an expense for too many to pay and too few to benefit, has discovered a long neglected and priceless truth, that we now can only ignore at our irrevocable peril.  In the Fourth Century-B.C., the super-wise philosopher Sun Tzu uttered an incontestable truth, still valid and destined to remain so:  “It is best,” he said, “to win without fighting.”  His wisdom was preceded by several generations of combatant statesmen, who were described by a contemporary historian as “…those with the clearest vision of the glory and danger before them, who notwithstanding, still went out to meet it.”

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Weather
12:25 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano shares the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, August 27, 2013. 

New York News
12:12 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Poor Test Scores Loom Over New School Year

Tim Kremer

Students in New York will return to class with some rather gloomy test results hanging over the new school year. This summer, state education officials released statewide test results that showed a drop in the math and English scores for third through eighth graders as the new Common Core standards take hold. What does it mean for the schools? We spoke today to the executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, Tim Kremer.

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Hudson Valley News
7:25 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

EPA Regional Administrator Talks Climate Change In The Hudson Valley

An Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator was in the Hudson Valley recently to talk about climate change. Judith Enck spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, and what it means for the region.

President Obama released his Climate Action Plan in June, and EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck spoke about the plan with community and nonprofit leaders as well as local government officials during a roundtable at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

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Arts & Culture
12:28 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Rob Edelman: Toronto 2013

The Toronto Film Festival, which runs ten days each September, has become the unofficial starting point of the Academy Awards season. If you wish a first look at some of the films that will be Oscar contenders early next year, Toronto will be your destination-- not to mention the festivals that run almost concurrently in Venice and Telluride.

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