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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Playlist

September 27, 2012

12:06 PM
Bleed to Love Her
Artist : Fleetwood Mac
Album : The Dance
Composer : Buckingham
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Reprise
12:40 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
12:41 PM
No Regrets
Artist : Tom Rush
Album : The Very Best of Tom Rush 1962 - 1999
Composer : Rush
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
12:42 PM
The Circle Game
Artist : Tom Rush
Album : Circle Game
Composer : Joni Mitchell
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Zoom
12:43 PM
Urge for Going
Artist : Tom Rush
Album : Circle Game
Composer : Joni Mitchell
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Zoom
12:45 PM
Drift Away
Artist : Tom Rush
Album : What I Know
Composer : Mentor Williams
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Appleseed Records
12:46 PM
Jazzman
Artist : Tom Rush
Album : Wrong End of the Rainbow
Composer : Eddie Holstein
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Bgo - Beat Goes on
12:48 PM
Fall Into the Night
Artist : Tom Rush
Album : What I Know
Composer : Rush
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Appleseed Records

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Weather
12:14 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano checks in with the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

New York News
11:57 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Cuomo Pushes For Women's Equality Act

Credit Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo's office kicked-started the day by spreading word that the Governor had published an op-ed in The Huffington Post titled "Restoring New York as a Leader in Women's Rights.” The timing seems right: women's groups are rallying this noonhour at the State Capitol in Albany, on the heels of Cuomo's mid-morning press event the 10-point "Women's Equality Act" which includes strengthening abortion rights in New York.

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Hudson Valley News
1:55 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Good Government Group Questions Entergy's Lobbying Efforts

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

A good government group in New York is concerned about some of the lobbying activities of the parent company of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. To this end, the group is urging a state commission on ethics to investigate. Meanwhile, an Indian Point spokesman says the plant’s parent is operating within the law.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Officials Warn Against Increased Mosquito Activity, Disease

Officials are warning that the recent wet weather in the Northeast could have an effect on the amount of mosquitoes, and precautions are being taken to control the risk of disease that could be passed on to people and animals. 

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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday,  June 3, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Rob Edelman: Misrepresenting History

I recently offered commentary on THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, the Robert Redford film which spotlights various now-aging political activists of the late 1960s and 70s. To be sure, THE COMPANY YOU KEEP is dramatically flawed, but at least it attempts to get at certain truths regarding the American counterculture of the era.

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WAMC News
12:00 pm
Sun June 2, 2013

Joe Silverstein - Turning 80 (And 81) With Bach

Joseph Silverstein

On the evening of Saturday, June 15, the Berkshire Bach Society will present violinist Joe Silverstein in concert for a celebratory event in honor of his 80th birthday.

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Arts & Culture
12:35 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

Yehuda Hanani Ready For Gala Concert At Tanglewood's Ozawa Hall

Yehuda Hanani

Close Encounters With Music will present its final concert of the season on June 8 at 6 p.m. at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall in Lenox, Massachusetts. The program highlights the instrumental and vocal music of Edvard Grieg, the national composer of Norway, and works by Johannes Brahms and Henrik Ibsen.  The program also features Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer as special guest narrator.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

Events Set For Gay Pride Week In Springfield Massachusetts

Credit WAMC

Gay Pride Week is being observed with a series of events in Springfield Massachusetts.  It started on Thursday when more than 100 people gathered in the sweltering midday sun to observe the raising of the rainbow flag outside city hall.  WAMC’s  Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief  Paul Tuthill spoke with Amaad Rivera, the president and founder of Springfield Pride.

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New York News
2:44 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Tax-Free NY Not For Everyone

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been touring New York touting his Tax-Free New York proposal. Despite Cuomo's “speak, rinse, repeat” approach, not everybody's on board.

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