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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New York News
12:43 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Rally Expresses Concerns Over Take Back the Night Incident

Credit SUNY Plattsburgh

 SUNY Plattsburgh students rallied Tuesday afternoon to express their concerns over slurs and derogatory remarks that were shouted at marchers during the Annual Take Back the Night event last weekend. 

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Commentary & Opinion
12:38 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Herbert London: Egypt, Syria & Israel

Independence Day marked a major event in Israel’s history: A 65th Anniversary, a day of pomp, ceremony and remembrance. But it is also a day to take stock of Israel’s strategic position in the Middle East. Despite the relative calm, there are storm clouds on the horizon.

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New England News
12:28 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Newcomer Gomez Vs. Politcal Veteran Markey In Mass. Senate Contest

A  newcomer to politics will take on a veteran U.S. Representative in the special election in Massachusetts  to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate.  The contest has some echoes of Scott Brown’s upset victory in a special senate election three years ago. 

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Weather
12:20 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano joins us with the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, May 1, 2013. 

New York News
12:00 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Bill Samuels - A Full-time NYS Legislature

There have been a number of ideas and suggestions on how to improve the New York State Legislature, especially after the recent arrest of two lawmakers on corruption charges. One of the ideas is changing the job from part-time to full time. That’s not a new thought, in fact it was suggested more than 100 years ago, in 1910, by then newly-elected State Senator Franklin Delano Roosevelt. 

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North Country News
7:13 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

New Lawsuit Filed in Dispute Between Vermont and Nuclear Power Plant

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Credit NRC/Entergy Nuclear

The owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant has filed a new lawsuit against the state of Vermont.  The company claims the state’s utility oversight board is preventing the company from installing federally required safety equipment.

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New England News
12:58 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

It's MGM: Springfield's Sarno Decides On Casino

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has selected MGM Resorts International as the developer for a proposed casino in the state's third-largest city, rejecting a competing bid by Penn National Gaming.

Sarno announced Tuesday he had negotiated a host community agreement with MGM, which has proposed a more than $800 million resort casino on a 10-acre downtown site damaged by a June 2011 tornado.

MGM has committed to making annual payments of more than $25 million if the casino is built.

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North Country News
12:38 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Vermont Family Living Off The Grid

Increasing numbers of Americans are leading self-sufficient lives, including the Lazzara family, which lives in the mountains of Vermont — off the electric grid. The family uses its own water supply and food. Reporter Elise Linscott spent a weekend with the Lazzaras, and found out why they prefer rural living over any city landscape – even if it means living without the modern comforts of a typical home.

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Weather
12:12 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newchannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano joins us with the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, April 30, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
11:41 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Paul Elisha: The Unaffordable Loss

Two days ago, this ninety-year-old and extremely unhappy American combat veteran discovered the one irreplaceable loss, he and thousands of fellow sufferers tragically could not afford.  For me, the catalyst was a simple yet vitally necessary pair of shoes.  Having problem feet created my necessity.  Creating the shoes is the proud tradition of the SAS Shoe Makers, of San Antonio, Texas.  Actually, they were organized on the Siesta Valley Ranch, outside of San Antonio, inspired by a time when pride in craftsmanship was the vital asset that fuelled the human condition.  That craftsmanship (

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