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.

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
5187ee3ce1c8156e5bf76f40|5187edcfe1c8156e5bf76f38

Pages

Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Merry Wives of Windsor"

The Saratoga Shakespeare production of “The Merry Wives” of Windsor,” offered free of charge in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, is a high-spirited affair in which the performers have so much fun, the merriment become contagious for the audience.

Read more
Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Sean Philpott: Cracking The Health Code

If you watched one of the major networks in the past week – CNN, MSNBC, Fox News – you would think that the only newsworthy thing that happened was the arrival of the royal baby in England. Even here in the United States, a country that rejected British rule over 237 years ago, hysteria over the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s son reached a fevered pitch.

Read more
WAMC News
12:31 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

E-cigarettes : Friend or Foe?

A decade after Clear Indoor Air Act severely limited indoor smoking in New York, the focus has turned to e-cigarettes —  battery-powered devices that deliver measured doses of vapor to the "smoker" when inhaled.

Sales of e-cigarettes are rising amid a big push by tobacco companies: Marketwatch is reporting that America's number three cigarette-maker Lorillard, which acquired an e-cigarette brand last year, saw blu eCigs boost the company's second-quarter profits by 10 percent.

But there's debate as to whether the devices are harmful or helpful.

Read more
North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Commission Votes to Implement Mandatory Boat Inspections to Prevent Spread of Aquatic Invasives

Lake George, NY
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Lake George Park Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to approve a mandatory boat-washing and inspection program in order to protect one of New York's most popular lakes from invasive species.

Read more
Weather
12:25 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano has the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, July 25, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
6:17 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Former Indian Point Supervisor Is Charged

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

A former supervisor at New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant has been charged with faking records to hide fuel contamination that was above acceptable limits.

Former chemistry manager Daniel Wilson was charged with fabricating records to conceal a violation of Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements. NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan says the allegations concern fuel for Indian Point’s backup emergency diesel generators.

He says the NRC found that the generators would have functioned with the contaminated fuel. Jerry Nappi is a spokesman for Indian Point parent Entergy.

Read more
Commentary & Opinion
12:48 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Herbert London: President Obama And Trayvon Martin

According to President Obama “Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago.” Initially my reaction to his remark is he is playing to his constituents. After all, why not take advantage of the rabble rousing as he has done before. But my acquiescence quickly turned to anger.

Read more
Weather
12:25 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano has the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, July 24, 2013. 

New York News
5:45 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Report Cites Twelve Top Solar States

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A new report released this morning ranks the top 12 solar producing states.  Vermont and Massachusetts are among the leaders and New York is swiftly climbing the ranks.

Read more
New England News
5:09 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Grants Will Support Energy Efficiency Upgrades To Affordable Housing In Mass. Gateway Cities

Credit Monty Dickerson/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

This week, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a quasi-public agency that promotes the advancement of renewable energy in the commonwealth, announced that it will contribute $1 million to help affordable housing developments save energy costs by becoming more efficient.

Read more

Pages