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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September 28, 2012

12:24 PM
Interstate Love Song
Artist : Stone Temple Pilots
Album : Purple
Composer : Weiland/DeLeo
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Atlantic
12:46 PM
Emma Blowgun’s Last Stand
Artist : Beulah
Album : When Your Heartstrings Break
Composer : Kurosky
Label : Sugar Free Records
12:06 PM
People Keep Asking Why
Artist : Seal
Album : Seal
Composer : Seal
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Sire

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Hudson Valley News
2:19 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Water Company Proposes Two Increases; NYS Senator Opposes Both

Credit William Warby, flickr

A Rockland County-based water company wants to raise its rates and impose a surcharge on customer water bills.  A New York state senator opposes both, while water company officials say the increases are needed to cover money already spent.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Paul Elisha: The American Dream

In his “History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire,” Edward Gibbon wrote: “All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.”  More to the point of American history, the Irish philosopher, George Berkley (in 1752) paraphrased John Quincy Adams’ note: “Westward the course of empire takes its way,” thus: “The first four acts already past, a fifth shall close the drama with the day:  time’s noblest offspring is the last.”

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Capital Region News
12:28 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

County Nursing Home Impasse Continues

Daniel P. McCoy is Albany County's fourth County Executive.
Credit albanycounty.com

The Albany County Executive has been on a mission to privatize the 250-bed Albany County Nursing Home, while county legislators have been heading in the opposite direction, trying to keep the facility not-for-profit and under county control.  

On Monday, the Albany County Legislature voted to authorize McCoy to retain a law firm to assist in formation of a local development corporation to manage the facility. McCoy says he cannot legally do that.

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Weather
12:07 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Meteorologist Tim Drawbridge's Midday Forecast

Tim Drawbridge
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Tim Drawbridge checks in with the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, July 9, 2013.

Hudson Valley News
3:10 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Bard College And A University In China Create A Joint Music Program

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College
Credit Courtesy of Bard College

A college in New York with a well-known conservatory is teaming up with a new school of music in China to offer a joint music program. The dean of the music school in China says the approach is entirely different for his country, and the partnership is all the first of its kind for the conservatory.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Defense Furloughs Start Today

A C-5 cargo jet on the flight line at Westover Air Force Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts
Credit US Air Force

Furloughs of civilian workers for the U.S. Department of Defense begin today.  The mandatory days off without pay were ordered by the Secretary of Defense as a result of the across the board federal budget cuts known as sequestration.  About 700 employees at the Westover Air Force Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts are affected.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the public affairs officer for the 439th  Airlift Wing  Air Force Master Sergeant Andrew Biscoe.

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New York News
12:29 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

#SpitzerComeback - A Run For NYC Comptroller

Eliot Spitzer with WAMC's Alan Chartock
Credit wamc.org

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is re-entering the political arena, officially launching a campaign for New York City Comptroller.  

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Commentary & Opinion
12:18 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Rob Edelman: Growing Up, Growing Older

HOOP DREAMS, which dates from 1994, is an extraordinary documentary which covers four years in the lives of its subjects, a pair of inner-city Chicago youngsters who yearn for stardom on the hardwood. Well, a new-to-DVD documentary, titled 56 UP, is the latest in a series of films which, in their totality, cover 49 years in the lives of their subjects. They are a group of British youngsters from various classes and backgrounds who first were filmed as seven years olds in 1964. Every seven years, the cameras have been turned back on and they have been revisited and filmed yet again. A bit of simple math tells us that 56 UP is the eighth installment in the series.

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Weather
12:09 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Meteorologist Tim Drawbridge's Midday Forecast

Tim Drawbridge
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Tim Drawbridge delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, July 8, 2013.

Commentary & Opinion
12:00 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Liz Benjamin: Spitzer's Return

The biggest question about Eliot Spitzer's decision to throw his hat into the New York City comptroller's race isn't why he's doing it - the disgraced former governor has been dropping not-so-subtle hints about his desire to return to public life for years now.
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