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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Playlist

October 16, 2012

12:44 PM
Boys Don’t Cry
Artist : The Cure
Album : Boys Don't Cry
ReleaseYear : 1979
Label : Fiction Records
12:23 PM
Novio
Artist : Moby
Album : I Like to Score
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Elektra/Wea

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Weather
12:08 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Meterologist Jason Gough's Midday Weather Summary

Jason Gough
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, August 8, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
1:18 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

U.S. House Speaker Meets Protests Outside Congressional Fundraiser In Sullivan County

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner headlined a fundraiser for New York Congressman Chris Gibson Tuesday evening. The Sullivan County event drew about 75 protestors, who gathered to tell the two Republicans that their votes are hurting working families. 

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Arts & Culture
12:38 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Bob Goepfert Reviews WTF Production of "Bridges Of Madison County"

“The Bridges of Madison County,” which is being given its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival through August 18, is a musical that is often beautifully romantic.  At other times the production boarders on the tedious and cloyingly sentimental.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:29 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Herbert London: Raising The Flag At Ground Zero

There was a moment after 9/11 when almost all Americans realized what could be lost to an enemy intent on destroying our people and our institutions. As time has passed, so too has much of this sentiment. Americans may be patriotic, but patriotism is generally not in the forefront of their thinking. There are, however, some Americans who consider any form of patriotic expression jingoism or misguided public sentiment.

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Weather
12:17 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Gough's Midday Forecast

Jason Gough
Credit WNYT

 Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday,  August 7, 2013. 

New England News
12:15 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

UMass Could Open First Satellite Campus In Springfield

The University of Massachusetts is looking for a possible location to establish a satellite campus in Springfield.  City officials believe it could be another step in efforts to revitalize Springfield’s downtown

The University of Massachusetts has put out a formal request for proposals to lease 25,000 square feet in downtown Springfield for use as classroom and office space with the potential to double the size in the future.

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Weather
12:18 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Gough's Midday Forecast

Jason Gough
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough fills in again for Paul Caiano and delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, August 6, 2013. 

New York News
12:15 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

A Talk With Ken Daly, President Of National Grid NY

Ken Daly
Credit National Grid NY

Irene, Lee and Sandy. Three names that have likely forever changed storm preparation and response for utilities in the Northeast. Those storms are what New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has called the new normal, extreme weather events that can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on the region. Ken Daly is president of National Grid New York.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:08 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Paul Elisha: A Birthday Salute To Alan Chartock

  ‘Til now, I’ve not thought to say this on the air--- but I can’t think, why not.  Truth be told, it’s over-due.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Rob Edelman: Shakespeare On Screen

One of the better films I’ve seen this summer is a comedy which centers on the intrigues of two sets of lovers. The setting is decidedly contemporary. The male characters wear suits and ties, and so on. But there is a twist here. The characters all speak in Elizabethan English, and the film in which they appear is MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, director-writer Joss Whedon’s updating of Shakespeare’s classic comedy.

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