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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.

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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
12:25 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

The heat wave finally gave way to more moderate temperatures on Saturday.   Will the fair weather last? We'll find out in Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Weather Summary for Monday, July 22, 2013. 

New York News
12:19 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Cuomo And Political Theater

Could New York Governor Andrew Cuomo be thinking about a 2016 White House run? Speculation is on the rise following a television interview that aired this morning.

The Cuomo administration has been quiet about the upcoming presidential campaign.  CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford spoke with the governor in the Adirondacks over the weekend, where Cuomo reaffirmed he has no interest in a run for the White House, explaining he is focused on "being the best governor that I can be.”

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers"

Bob Goepfert, Arts Editor of the Troy Record, discusses Capital Repertory Theatre's  production of The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers.

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North Country News
12:45 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Vermont Congressman Discusses Non-Partisan Coalition

Vermont Democrat Peter Welch

Vermont Democratic Congressman Peter Welch is a co-founder and co-chair of the No-Labels Congressional Problem Solvers Coalition. There are now 80 members of the non-partisan group that works to bypass historic gridlock and pass legislation. 

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Commentary & Opinion
12:38 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

David Nightingale: Rails-With-Trails

The last train into the Catskills left Kingston in September 1976, returning a few days later with essentially every freight car that had been on that Ulster & Delaware line.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Sat July 20, 2013

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Spamalot"

Bob Goepfert, Arts Editor of the Troy Record, discusses the Park Playhouse production of Spamalot.   

Hudson Valley News
2:42 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

NYS PSC Looks Into Need For Rockland Water Supply Project

Credit William Warby, flickr

The New York State Public Service Commission is revisiting whether the underlying need for water in Rockland County warrants the construction of a major water supply project. 

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Rogovoy Report for July 19, 2013

Yidstock and much more are covered in this edition of Seth Rogovoy's cultural calendar, The Rogovoy Report. 

New England News
12:37 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Springfield City Council Endorses Cultural District

Springfield Symphony Hall
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Pittsfield has one. So do Easthampton, Shelburne, and a half-dozen more communities across Massachusetts. Now the largest city in western Massachusetts wants to create a state-designated cultural district.

The Springfield City Council voted unanimously this week to authorize the proponents of a downtown cultural district to apply for an official designation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The goals of the district are to attract artists and cultural economy entrepreneurs to generate business and jobs and promote tourism.

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Saratoga
12:15 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Saratoga Heat: 150th Racing Season Opener

New York Racing Association's new president and CEO Chris Kay meets the press Wednesday July 17, 2013 at the Saratoga Track.
Credit Dave Lucas (WAMC)

On what’s shaping up to be the hottest day of the year, Saratoga begins its 150th season of thoroughbred racing.

This week, the New York Racing Association's new president and CEO Chris Kay met with members of the media to discuss his plans for Saratoga Race Course’s season.  One of the first questions, right out of the gate, was about the weather and whether or not racing might be cut back or suspended altogether on opening day: Kay told reporters "We've had warm days in the past. We're prepared for it..."

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