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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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September 26, 2012

12:06 PM
Another Country
Artist : Shadowfax
Album : The Dreams of Children
Composer : Greenberg
ReleaseYear : 1985
Label : Windham Hill
12:24 PM
Switch
Artist : Howie B
Album : Turn the Dark Off
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Island/ Polygram Records
12:39 PM
Love Theme
Artist : Moby
Album : I Like to Score
Composer : Moby
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Elektra

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New England News
7:44 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Voters In Berkshire Town Defeat Amendments To Wind Turbine Bylaw

Voters in a small Berkshire County community earlier this week voted against a proposal that many some are arguing would open the town up for more wind energy development. The move comes at a time when more small Western Massachusetts towns are planning for their futures with wind energy in mind.

At a special town meeting Monday evening in the small Berkshire County town of Peru, voters rejected a proposed bylaw amendment that would have raised the noise threshold for wind turbines operating in the town.

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Hudson Valley News
1:49 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Friends Remember Toshi Seeger

Toshi Seeger
Credit Econosmith.com courtesy of Clearwater

Toshi Seeger died Tuesday at the age of 91. The wife of folk music legend Peter Seeger is being remembered as an activist, filmmaker, and a woman with a profound influence on her husband.

Hal Cohen is a founding member of Beacon-based Clearwater, an environmental organization of which Pete Seeger is also a founding member.

Cohen says she was a role model for him, and helped with such challenges like founding Clearwater.

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New York News
1:43 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

NY Citizen Justice Advocates On The Move This Weekend

Credit Project SALAM

Citizen justice advocates have events planned heading into the weekend in a show of solidarity with those they believe are unjustly imprisoned...

Yassin Aref, the Albany imam convicted of material support for terrorism along with pizzeria owner Mohammed Hossain after a 2006 FBI sting, is preparing to file a new appeal asking for a new trial. This after Aref discovered significant new evidence about his case.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:38 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Sean Philpott: In Sickness and In Health

Just two weeks ago, the US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which barred federal recognition of same-sex marriages even if they took place in one of the 13 states or in the federal district where such weddings are legal. In a 5–4 decision, the Court ruled that key sections of the Act were unconstitutional because they deprived same-sex couples of liberties protected by the Fifth Amendment.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina has the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, July 11, 2013. 

New York News
12:15 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

New Group Takes Aim At Pro-Gun Law Pols

Credit Elvert Barnes/Flickr

A coalition of gun rights advocates and others are forming a new political movement, to get what they say are disaffected and disenfranchised New Yorkers to vote.

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New England News
4:28 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Pittsfield's Push For Revised City Charter Gets First Green Light From Lawmakers

At a recent legislative hearing, Pittsfield’s plan for a new city charter was given a favorable recommendation by a group of Massachusetts lawmakers.

Among those who testified to the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government Tuesday in support of a bill that would allow Pittsfield to pursue a new city charter were State Senator Benjamin Downing, State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, State Representative Paul Mark, and Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi.

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Commentary & Opinion
1:07 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Herbert Wolff Reviews Animal Crackers

Let’s see if I have the chronology right.  About 100 years ago, five brothers formed a vaudeville act.  Their names were Leonard, Adolph, Julius, Herbert and Milton.  Their stage names were Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Zeppo and Gummo.  The family name was Marx.  Their vaudeville schtick was on-stage outrageous behavior, off-hand wisecracks, and occasional music interludes.

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Hudson Valley News
1:03 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Rockland D.A. Talks About His Role On The Moreland Commission

Credit Rockland County District Attorney's Office

On July 2, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the formation of the “Commission to Investigate Public Corruption” under the Moreland Act. The commission’s first meeting is today. Of the 25 members appointed, one is from the Hudson Valley. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:41 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Herbert London: Egypt About To Face Reality

The skies over Cairo were filled with celebratory fireworks as Egypt’s military officers removed president Mohammed Morsi, suspended the Islamic Constitution and installed an interim government presided over by a senior jurist. But these fireworks could be succeeded by a series of new fireworks that are distant from celebration.

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