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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September 21, 2012

12:06 PM
Franz Ferdinand
Artist : The Fallen
Album : You Could Have It So Much Better
Composer : Kapranos & MCCarthy
ReleaseYear : 2005
Label : Donmino
12:24 PM
The Trapeze Swinger
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Around the Well
Composer : Sam Beam
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Sub Pop
12:39 PM
Dream Operator
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : True Stories
Composer : David Byrne
ReleaseYear : 1986
Label : Sire


12:25 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

We are greeted by improving weather conditions to start the week. Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, July 29, 2013. 

Arts & Culture
12:25 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Herbert Wolff Reviews "Camelot"

 Theater reviewer Herbert Wolff takes a look at the Glimmerglass production of "Camelot,"  running this summer in Cooperstown, NY.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Listener Essay by Chris Pawelski

Recently, a regular WAMC commentator discussed the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act. I disagreed with much of what I heard. As a fourth generation onion farmer from Orange County who has dealt with this issue and the actors behind it for the past 17 years, and whose family has employed and housed seasonal farmworkers for decades, allow me to detail what the facts are.

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Arts & Culture
12:39 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Bob Goepfert Reviews WTF Production Of "Pygmalion"

If you only know of the George Bernard Shaw play “Pygmallion” as the source material for the musical “My Fair Lady,” you really don’t know the work.  “Pygmailion” is a biting, funny social satire about women’s rights and class distinctions.

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Arts & Culture
12:35 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Herbert Wolff Reviews " The Flying Dutchman"

Theater reviewer Herbert Wolff shares his thoughts on the Glimmerglass production of "The Flying Dutchman," running this summer in Cooperstown, NY.

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New York News
5:15 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

More Bus Manufacturing Coming to Plattsburgh

Prevost fleet
Credit FabulousCoach/Wikimedia Commons

A Canadian company has been awarded a nearly $165 million contract to build 300 New York City transit buses at its planned Plattsburgh facility.

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Columbia County
1:05 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

The TCI Fire: One Year Later

Scenes from the August 2012 disaster.
Credit West Ghent Volunteer Fire Company/Facebook

Almost a year ago, emergency measures were implemented across parts of Columbia and Rensselaer counties in New York and Berkshire County in Massachusetts, as six local fire companies battled a blaze that broke out at a recycling plant in West Ghent.

The fire broke out around 10 p.m. on August 1st, 2012 at TCI of New York on Route 9H in West Ghent. According to Columbia County officials, the building housed mineral oil tanks, tractor trailers containing fuel oil, propane tanks, and other hazardous substances, including sodium that came from transformers disposed of at TCI.

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Arts & Culture
12:53 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Rogovoy Report for July 26, 2013

This weekend’s cultural highlights in and around the Berkshires include a new music festival, a new Israeli dance company, a one-woman show, a musical quartet, a new musical about baseball, and a mini-jazz festival.

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Listener Comment Line
12:40 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Listener Comment Line - Week of July 22, 2013

The Zimmerman decision, rail trails and Herbert London's perspective are all topics of conversation on highlights of this week's WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Andrew Coates: Colorado Cardiologist Sounds The Eternal "Yes!"

Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association at the beginning of July, a cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Lawrence Hergott calls upon his fellow physicians to fight for their profession by fighting for their own souls. "I have seen that the preservation of the soul of medicine is also the preservation of the soul of the physician, and that both are essential," he tells us.

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