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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Capital Region News
12:50 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Troy Waterfront Farmers Market Sees Growing EBT Use

A banner indicates that EBT cards are accepted at the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market.
Credit Hannah Hohenstein-Flack

By 10 on a recent Saturday morning, the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market was already busy.  The market partners with SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.  Open Saturdays, the farmers market takes place at the convergence of River and Third Streets in downtown Troy, an area that, like many urban centers, features more convenience stores and eateries than markets.   Shoppers looking for an alternative to otherwise limited options can find organic fruits, vegetables and herbs, locally-produced meat, fish, and dairy, in addition to prepared foods from neighborhood businesses,

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Vermont Attorney General Reacts to Circuit Court Ruling

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell

On Wednesday, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision invalidating two Vermont laws pertaining to state oversight of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell tells North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that while many aspects of the decision were disappointing for the state, there were some important determinations in the state’s favor.

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Capital Region News
12:50 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Roller Derby All Stars Influence Community Connections

All Stars Roller Derby banner at the Washington Armory.
Credit Brandon J. Holmes

The Albany All Stars Roller Derby league recently held a fundraiser at McGeary’s Irish Pub in downtown Albany. The proceeds were given to a member of the league who was the victim of a car theft.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Quebec Delegate General Discusses Importance of New York-Quebec Relationship

Quebec Delegate General Andre Boisclair

The Quebec Delegate General is the province’s ambassador to the U.S. The government office he leads in New York is Quebec’s primary representation in the U.S., promoting provincial business, investment, government, education and cultural affairs. Delegate General Andre Boisclair is in Lake Placid this weekend to attend a cross border conference.  He spoke with North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about the economic links between Quebec and New York’s North Country.

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New York News
4:01 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Saratoga County Sheriff's Race Intensifies

The campaigns in the race for Saratoga County Sheriff are intensifying, and some big political names have taken an interest in the candidates.

On September 10th, primary voters will choose the Republican nominee to run for the next sheriff of Saratoga County. Current sheriff James Bowen is retiring after more than four decades.

Former Stillwater Town Judge Michael Zurlo spent much of his career in law enforcement in various positions at the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office including Senior Criminal Investigator.

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Arts & Culture
12:53 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Rogovoy Report for August 16, 2013

This weekend’s cultural highlights in and around the Berkshires include a surreal marching band, newly adapted stage versions of Edith Wharton stories; a new play about Hemingway and Fitzgerald; a handful of chamber music concerts, and a whole lot more.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

HHS Awards Navigator Grants to Facilitate Insurance Marketplaces

Credit taxcredits.net

States are preparing to implement their health care exchanges as required under the federal Affordable Care Act. On October 1st, individuals will be able to enroll in the marketplaces and choose their insurance coverage. On Thursday, the U.S. Health and Human Services Agency announced grants to help states enroll individuals in those marketplaces.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano has the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, August 16, 2013.

New York News
12:10 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Ethics Commission Faces Abortion Controversy

A political controversy involving the issue of abortion has erupted this summer at the state’s ethics commission. It stems from whether some not-for-profit groups should be granted exemptions from publicly disclosing their donors. 

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics, known as JCOPE, is charged with increasing financial transparency when it comes to politicians and the groups who lobby them.

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North Country News
7:00 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Key Court Ruling Issued in Vermont Yankee Case

Vermont Yankee
Credit NRC/Entergy Nuclear

A federal appeals court on Wednesday largely upheld a lower court ruling against Vermont's attempts to close the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.

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