Midday Magazine

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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.

Tune into Midday Magazine each weekday at Noon.

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October 19, 2012

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Louise
Artist : John Whelan
Album : Celtic Reflections
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Narada
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Echo
Artist : Incubus
Album : Morning View
Composer : Incubus
ReleaseYear : 2001
Label : Immortal

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WAMC News
12:40 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Time To Split Food Stamps From Farm Bill?

Credit WAMC image composite by Dave Lucas

In the aftermath of the Farm Bill’s failure in the House last week, a movement to break it in two is gaining traction.

The 234-195 defeat of the 2013 Farm Bill in the House came as a surprise to many and a wakeup call to some - cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as "food stamps," became a major hurdle to progress in getting Congress to bolster farm and food programs. The $75-billion food stamp program was hotly debated.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Adirondack Groups Praise U.S. High Court Review of EPA Rule Challenge

Credit National Parks Service

The U.S. Supreme Court will review an appeals court ruling that overturned the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. Two Adirondack environmental groups say the move is crucial for the long-term health of the region’s ecosystem.

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New England News
12:09 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Another Massachusetts Senate Campaign Comes To A Close

Republican Gabriel Gomez and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) shake hands after a debate in Springfield
Credit Dave Roback, the Republican Newspaper ( pool photo)

Voters are going to the polls in Massachusetts today to pick a successor to John Kerry, who resigned from the U.S. Senate in January to become Secretary of State.

The third U.S. Senate  election campaign in Massachusetts in as many years was interrupted by blizzards in February, a terrorist attack in April and now ends in a heat wave.  Voters today will send either Democrat Edward Markey or Republican Gabriel Gomez to the U.S. Senate.

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New England News
2:53 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Markey Stresses Importance Of Voter Turnout At Campaign Stop In Berkshires

Congressman Ed Markey (center) is greeted by Congressman Richard Neal (left) and Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi (right) at the headquarters of Berkshire Brigades.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey kicked off the first leg of his Get Out The Vote efforts on Friday in Pittsfield. Though Markey is ahead in the polls, the Congressman and Berkshire County Democrats are focusing their efforts on turning out supporters in tomorrow’s special election.

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Commentary & Opinion
1:22 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Rob Edelman: Mixing Special Effects and Intelligence

MAN OF STEEL, the just-released action film which brings to the fore the beloved superhero known as Superman, is yet another special effects-laden extravaganza spotlighting slam-bang good guy-bad guy encounters. If this is to your liking, you probably will relish MAN OF STEEL. But if you are looking for some narrative cohesion and intelligence amid all the mayhem, MAN OF STEEL surely will disappoint.

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Weather
1:16 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano shares the details of a hot, humid  Midday Weather Summary for Monday, June 24, 2013.

Capital Region News
1:10 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Carolyn Mugar and Jennifer Fahy - Farm Aid 2013 Comes To SPAC

On June 14 Farm Aid announced that its annual benefit concert will, for the first time, be held at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Today the concert lineup was announced: artists slated to perform include Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. Additional artists include Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves, and Toad the Wet Sprocket. 

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North Country News
12:20 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Dean Presidential Campaign Remembered

Howard Dean
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

An unusual anniversary was celebrated Sunday in Burlington. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and former campaign workers gathered to talk about his run for the presidency a decade ago.

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WAMC News
12:32 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Jason Caterina's Midday Weather Forecast

Jason Caterina
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Jason Caterina has the WAMC regional weather forecast for this Sunday.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Casino Opponents To Speak In Springfield

A group working to defeat next month’s casino referendum in Springfield Massachusetts is holding a campaign kickoff event this Wednesday.  One of the scheduled speakers is Robert Steele. He is a former Congressman from Connecticut who witnessed the growth of casino gambling in Connecticut in the 1990s. He is the author of the novel, The Curse: Big-time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town.

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