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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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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WAMC News
12:00 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

James Brooke, Voice of America - Russians On The Boston Marathon Bombings

James Brooke
Credit Courtesy Voice of America

James Brooke will come home to the Berkshires this week. A native of Lenox, who attended Berkshire Country Day School and Yale University, has been a lifelong foreign correspondent, most recently covering Russia and the former Soviet Union for the Voice of America. 

James Brooke will be at the Lenox Library tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. for a free lecture on how Russia views the Boston Marathon, now that one Tsarnaev brother is dead, and another is in custody. He spoke today with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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Hudson Valley News
1:43 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Bannerman Castle Trust Opens Tour Season, Plans Restorations

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Bannerman Island in the Hudson Highlands region of New York is open for tours for the season, and many plans are afoot. The island that sits in the Hudson River south of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge is known for its castle that was once the warehouse for Frank Bannerman’s military surplus business.  

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Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Paul Elisha: Memorial Day

Paul Elisha checks in with his Tuesday commentary.  Today, Paul look at Memorial Day. 

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Republicans Choose Candidates for Plattsburgh City Seats

Plattsburgh City Hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Plattsburgh city Republicans caucused late last week and chose their slate of candidates to challenge the Democrats vying for all City Hall seats in the November election.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

After several cool days, warmer weather is on the way.  We get the details in Paul Caiano's Midday Weather summary for Tuesday, May 28, 2013. 

New England News
12:19 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Springfield Casino Vote To Be Held Before State Completes Background Probes

A rendering of MGM Resorts proposed casino development in Springfield, MA
Credit MGM Springfield

City officials in Springfield, Massachusetts have begun a voter education campaign in advance of the July 16th referendum on the casino project proposed by MGM Resorts.  Supporters of a  rival casino project in western Massachusetts are also gearing up for a referendum campaign, although no date has been set for the vote in Palmer.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

David Nightingale: L'Hopital's Rule (l'Hopital, 1661-1704)

There's been talk over the years about whether or not a famous rule, called l'Hopital's Rule, after the French nobleman Guillaume-Francois-Antoine Marquis de l'Hopital, Comte d'Entremont, Seigneur d'Ouques-La-Chaise – which is not even his full name – possibly 'bought' the rule from the famous mathematician Johann Bernoulli, who was born in 1667.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

David Nightingale: Homestead

Three young deer, the same three that had touched their noses to my front windows in the snowy months, while I was at the computer barely 8 feet away, and who later ate the emerging hyacinths of March/April, today chewing at low-branched green leaves …

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WAMC News
12:00 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

Charles Joseph, Skidmore College - Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" 100 Years Later

Skidmore Professor Emeritus Charles Joseph
Credit Skidmore College

When Igor Stravinsky’s work “The Rite of Spring” made its debut in Paris on May 29, 1913, it was called by some one of the most scandalous events in music history. So much so that the theater erupted in a riot. Fast forward 100 years to this coming Wednesday, 100 years to the day since that debut, when the work will be performed in a new arraignment by The Five Browns at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College. 

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New York News
12:00 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

Cuomo's Tax Free Zones Draw Mixed Reviews

May 21, 2013, Albany - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveils his "Tax-Free NY" initiative.
Credit Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been traveling the state promoting a plan to allow new businesses to go tax free for up to a decade if they locate near a State University campus.  The plan, which is yet to be drafted into bill form, has raised some questions.

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