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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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

The Emerging U.S. Weakness

Whether directly or tacitly, nations offer signals about their strength, willingness to act, weakness, and appeasement. At the moment the United States is in a state of “preemptive surrender,” a condition manifest by several recent events.

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Hudson Valley News
12:41 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Hudson Valley Congressman Discusses Israel Trip

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Thirty-seven Democratic Congressional representatives have returned from a trip to Israel and the West Bank. A Hudson Valley Congressman was part of the delegation and has spoken about what he learned.

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New York News
12:39 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Empire State's Apples Strike Back

Favorable weather during this year’s growing season means good news for the area’s apple farmers and the local economy.

The first varieties of this year’s apple harvest are now appearing ready to be picked. And this year, thanks to favorable weather during the growing season, will be a big improvement over last year’s meager harvests in upstate New York.

Isabel Prescott, owner of Riverview Orchards in Rexford, said that for her orchard, 2013 was a big improvement over 2012.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

APA Commissioner Recommends Delay on Adirondack Land Classification

Adirondack Park Agency Headquarters in Ray Brook, NY
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It may be a few more months before the state agency that oversees the Adirondack Park decides the classification of newly obtained lands in the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano has the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

WAMC News
12:30 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

WNYT's Paul Caiano's Midday Weather Summary

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WNYT's Paul Caiano has the midday weather summary.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Burlington City Council Hears From Residents About F35 Plan

F35 Fighter Jet
Credit U.S. Air Force

The Burlington City Council heard public comment Monday night on a controversial U.S. Air Force proposal to base F-35 fighter jets at the National Guard base at the Burlington International Airport.

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New York News
12:21 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Reporter Scott Waldman On SUNY Graduation Rates

Scott Waldman
Credit Times Union

There was a time not too long ago when a young person went to college and four years later came out with a diploma. But there's a new normal when it comes to undergraduate education. Many students now take more than four years to get a degree, sometimes as long as six years, and sometimes the freshmen never make it to graduation, dropping out before the degree is in hand.

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Arts & Culture
1:05 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Herbert Wolff Reviews "Mother Courage And Her Children"

Theater reviewer Herbert Wolff discusses Shakespeare & Company's production of "Mother Courage and Her Children," open now through August 25.

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Commentary & Opinion
1:05 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Rob Edelman: Family Dysfunction

Across the years, countless films that spotlight dysfunctional families have featured scenes in which mothers and fathers are screaming and yelling at each other and perhaps even resorting to violence. They are unaware that they are being overheard and observed by their children, or perhaps they do not even care. Meanwhile, the reaction shots of the young ones, which spotlight the hurt and sadness that they are feeling in the moment, serve as a textbook example of the adage that a picture is, indeed, worth a thousand words.

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