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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New England News
3:40 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Berkshire County School District Seeks to Strengthen Sex Ed Programs

Pittsfield High School
Credit City of Pittsfield

The Pittsfield Public School’s Curriculum Subcommittee has been meeting with district and community partners to address the city’s troubling teen pregnancy rate by expanding and strengthening programs both in and out of school.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:36 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Karen Hitchcock: Investing In The Future

In 1972, The United Negro College Fund, now known as the U.N.C.F., adopted what was to become one of the most widely recognized slogans in the country.  That still well-known slogan was : “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste.”  And now, this statement is being expanded upon in an effort to focus on the return people who donate to the fund can expect … to focus on such donations as investments in our country’s future.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

400 Years: Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign

Handshake: Oren Lyons, Onondaga Nation Faithkeeper and a Two Row Wampum expert is pictured outside Albany City Hall with Albany Common Councilmember Cathy Fahey
Credit Dave Lucas

There’s a growing movement to spread the word that the first agreement made 400 years ago between Native Americans and European settlers is not only still valid, but has relevance today. In 1613 in what is now upstate New York, the first agreement was consecrated between indigenous peoples and interlopers from afar.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Thousands of Motorcyclists Bring Millions of Dollars to Region

Americade 2010
Credit Rick Freebs/Flickr

Thousands of motorcycles have been rumbling across roads and highways leading to Lake George over the past week. The annual Americade draws vendors, motorcyclists and money to the region.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano checks in with the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, June 7, 2013.

Hudson Valley News
8:31 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

NY Governor Visits Vassar To Tout Women's Equality Act

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Poughkeepsie Wednesday as part of his tour to push his Women’s Equality Act. Meanwhile, a Hudson Valley state Assemblyman is calling on Cuomo to have Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver removed from office following what could be a new development in the Vito Lopez sexual harassment case.

Cuomo spoke at Vassar College, urging the roomful of supporters to make the Women’s Equality Act a reality before the fast approaching end of this year’s legislative session.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Invasive Fruit Fly Raising Berry Growers' Concerns Across Region

Spotted Wing Drosophila
Credit Bob Koch/Minnesota Department of Agriculture

A new invasive insect is raising concerns among fruit growers across the Northeast.

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Weather
12:23 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 eteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, June 6, 2013. 

New England News
12:00 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Massachusetts Ranks Second In National Clean Energy Report

Credit WAMC

The recently released 2013 Clean Tech Leadership Index published by Clean Edge Incorporated, has ranked Massachusetts second behind only California in an overall ranking that scores states on measures to promote energy efficiency, industry policy, technology development and capital investment.

New York also made the top 10 and was ranked 4th.

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New York News
4:41 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

NY Farmers Want 2% Ag Assessment Cap

The New York Farm Bureau’s efforts to cap rising agricultural property taxes are gaining legislative momentum.

While Governor Andrew Cuomo touts his business-boosting Tax Free New York proposal, the state's farmers are thirsting for relief: New York farmers pay $38.41 per acre in property taxes, according to Farm Credit East. That is the second highest rate in the country.

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