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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Playlist

October 15, 2012

12:06 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
12:23 PM
2 Wicky
Artist : Hooverphonic
Album : A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
Composer : Callier, Geerts, B. Bacharach, H. David, P. Henry
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Columbia
12:45 PM
People Keep Asking Why
Artist : Seal
Album : Seal
Composer : Seal
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Sire

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Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Liz Benjamin: Trouble For "Senator #1"

Liz Benjamin
Credit YNN, Capital Tonight

Et Tu, Shirley?

Since the revelation that former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro had been working as a double agent for federal prosecutors for almost the entire duration of his four years in office, the most popular political parlor game in Albany has been trying to guess who else might be wearing a wire.

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WAMC News
12:00 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Retired NYS Police Investigator Tom Martin - Law Enforcement Day At SUNY Canton

Credit Wikimedia Commons/Diego Grez

There was a time when fingerprints, questioning and witnesses were the basics of a crime investigation, and they still are, but forensic science is playing a major role as well.  

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Arts
12:52 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

POW! It's Free Comic Book Day

They used to describe comic books as “all in color...all for a dime”.

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New England News
12:35 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

Tornado Recovery Group's Mission Ends

The long term recovery group formed following the June 1st 2011 tornado in Springfield Massachusetts disbanded earlier this week. The group called Springfield Community Together consisted of volunteers from roughly a dozen philanthropic, faith based, and other non-profit organizations.  One of the board members of the long term recovery group was Steven Abdow, who is business manager for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.  He spoke with WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill

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New York News
12:35 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

Gannett Reporter Jon Campbell On Key Fracking Ruling

Reporter Jon Campbell

A key court ruling this week could have far-reaching effects for the future of hydrofracking in New York. WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with Gannett capitol reporter Jon Campbell for the latest.

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New England News
12:17 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

Chartock: Senate Race In Mass To Be Close

This week saw the end of the Massachusetts special Senate election primaries, with Congressman Ed Markey claiming the Democratic nod to face Republican Gabriel Gomez, who won a three-way race. The two will face off at the ballot box on June 25 and have wasted no time trading criticism. Political observer Dr. Alan Chartock says polling, which showed Markey ahead just 44 to 40 in the early going, predicts a close race.

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Hudson Valley News
1:37 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Two Exhibitions Open At Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center in New York’s Orange County is a sculpture park, and there are two exhibitions opening Saturday. One marks the first large-scale exhibit in the U.S. for a certain artist. The other is a piece that has a lot to say about the environment.

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New England News
12:55 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Berkshire County Planners Making List of Regional Economic Development Initiatives

Planners in Berkshire County are reaching out to organizations in the public and private sectors to request information on their upcoming economic development projects.

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is talking to private businesses, municipalities, non-profits, agencies, and others to collect data in order to update its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Priority Project List.

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Arts & Culture
12:38 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Rogovoy Report for May 3, 2013

Photography, oil painting, fine furniture, klezmer and jazz  – it’s all in a weekend’s work here on the Rogovoy Report.

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Listener Comment Line
12:30 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Listener Comment Line - Week of April 29, 2013

We take a listen to what you had to say this week - as we roll back highlights from the listener comment line for the week of April 29, 2013. 

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