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 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


Arts & Culture
12:53 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Johnny Baseball"

“Johnny Baseball” playing at the Nikos Theatre of the Williamstown Theatre Festival is both a musical about baseball and an interracial love story. The two are connected through the racism of baseball, specifically the Boston Red Sox, who were one of the last team in major league baseball to sign a black ballplayer.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Rosenberg Making Plans To Lead Massachusetts Senate Starting In 2015

State Senator Stanley Rosenberg of Amherst is poised to become the next president of the Massachusetts Senate.  The 63 year old Rosenberg, who has been in the state legislature since 1987, announced he had received the overwhelming support of the Democratic caucus on Wednesday to succeed Senate President Therese Murray when her term ends.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Rosenberg.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Coalition of Vermont Businesses and Political Leaders Call for Federal Climate Change Solutions

Credit Ken Teegardin/SeniorLiving.Org/Flickr

A group of Vermont business, industry and political leaders used the Ben and Jerry’s factory as a backdrop Wednesday to call on the federal government to do more to combat climate change.

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Capital Region News
12:24 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Sheehan Leads in YNN/Siena Albany Mayoral Poll

Credit Photo composite by Dave Lucas

With the September Democratic primary just six weeks away, a new poll suggests Albany voters have a clear choice in mind as to who they believe will best fill the shoes of departing Mayor Jerry Jennings.  

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12:14 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano joins us to   deliver the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, August 1, 2013.

Hudson Valley News
1:14 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Amid Charges Comes Concern About Voter Confidence

Democratic Elections Commissioner Knapp
Credit Dutchess County Board of Elections

With the indictment of the Dutchess County Democratic elections commissioner and a former Republican elections commissioner on misconduct and other alleged violations of election law, the job of ensuring voting integrity begins.

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New England News
1:00 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Hard Rock Official Discusses Casino Referendum Campaign

Hard Rock New England President Tim Maland at the casino referendum campaign headquarters in West Springfield, MA.
Credit WAMC

The campaign to convince voters in West  Springfield ,Massachusetts to ratify a development deal  for a resort casino was formally launched Tuesday evening.  Officials with Hard Rock Hotels and Casino hosted about 50 people for a cook-out at its newly opened campaign headquarters for the September 10th referendum.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Hard Rock New England President Tim Maland about the pro-casino campaign.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:55 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Herbert London: The Radical Agenda For America

Over the last thirty years (nothing precise about this time frame) radicals in the United States have worked tirelessly and relentlessly to change this society in a manner consistent with their own agenda. The method for doing so is not secret. In fact, it is transparently clear.

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12:17 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

A lovely day it is.  But are there grim portents on the horizon?  Will ill winds blow from the west and dark clouds of discontent gather alee the Great Lakes? The answers to such questions are not for we mere mortals to divine.  Let us peer into the future with Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano, as he delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

2:00 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Pope Francis: Who Am I To Judge Them?

Credit The Vatican

A few words may have changed everything for Roman Catholics: in a Monday news conference aboard the Papal airplane, Pope Francis remarked he will not "judge" gays and lesbians - including gay priests -  that statement has people talking:  “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”

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