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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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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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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

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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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Listener Comment Line
12:50 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Listener Comment Line - Week of May 27, 2013

We hear what you had to say this week, as we roll back highlights of the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Andrew Coates: Immigrants heavily subsidize Medicare

This week the prestigious journal Health Affairs published a new study that shows that "immigrants, particularly noncitizen immigrants, heavily subsidize Medicare." The lead author is Harvard-based Dr. Leah Zallman; her co-authors include co-founders of Physicians for a National Health Program, Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein, among others.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Conference Scheduled in Vermont on Political Civility

Credit Vermont Humanities Council

A conference set for Saturday in Montpelier focuses on the state of civility in political discourse in politics and how Vermont compares nationally.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast

Meteorologist Jason Caterina fills in again for Paul Caiano with the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, May 31, 2013. 

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