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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October 15, 2012

12:06 PM
Overture / Going Through the Motions
Artist : Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cast
Album : Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, with Feeling
Composer : Christopher Beck/ Joss Whedon
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Rounder Records
12:23 PM
2 Wicky
Artist : Hooverphonic
Album : A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
Composer : Callier, Geerts, B. Bacharach, H. David, P. Henry
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Columbia
12:45 PM
People Keep Asking Why
Artist : Seal
Album : Seal
Composer : Seal
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Sire


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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12:14 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano paints the word picture of the weekend weather outlook in his Midday Weather Summary for Friday, July 26, 2013. 

New York News
12:10 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Comptroller DiNapoli: We Can't Let NY's Cities Go Bankrupt

The City of Detroit’s declaration of bankruptcy has left some in New York wondering whether any upstate cities will be next. State officials say they are trying to help with financial planning guidance, but local governments say more needs to be done.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has created a fiscal stress monitoring system that measures the financial health of New York’s local governments. A preliminary report found two dozen cities, counties and villages are moderately to severely fiscally stressed.  DiNapoli say he hopes they can avoid the fate of Detroit.

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Hudson Valley News
1:26 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

A Message Of Healing Comes During A Unity Ride

Chief Gus High Eagle, Dakota Nation
Credit The Unity Ride

The Dakota Nation Unity Riders are carrying their message of healing to the Hudson Valley. After a mass execution of their ancestors in Minnesota around the time of the Civil War, the Dakotas intend to bring peace and reconciliation from their home base of Manitoba, Canada to the White House, and many stops in between.

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