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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October 16, 2012

12:44 PM
Boys Don’t Cry
Artist : The Cure
Album : Boys Don't Cry
ReleaseYear : 1979
Label : Fiction Records
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Novio
Artist : Moby
Album : I Like to Score
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Elektra/Wea

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New York News
12:25 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Comprehensive Climate Change Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and California Senator Barbara Boxer have introduced legislation  to address climate change by imposing fees on carbon emissions and funding sustainable energy.

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WAMC News
12:00 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Bob Berman - The Russian Meteor Explosion and Asteroid DA14

A screenshot from amateur video of the asteroid explosion over Russia the morning of February 15, 2013.

A meteor exploded in the sky over Russia this morning that officials say blasted out countless windows and injured over 1,000 people.

WAMC's Brian Shields spoke today with world renowned astronomer and frequent Vox Pop guest Bob Berman about today’s amazing astrological phenomenon.

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Television
1:44 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Jobs cut in News10ABC-fox23News consolidation

Ann Hughes (pictured here with John Gray) is one of the casualties of a local broadcast news merger.
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Television viewers in the Albany area may have been checking to see if they were on the right channel as familiar local news personalities began showing up on other stations.

Two Capital Region TV stations have merged their news departments.  Amy Cutler is one of WTEN ABC News 10's on-screen reporters now doing double-duty appearing on Fox's WXXA. Viewers got their first hint something was happening in December when Cutler appeared on Fox23 covering the Sandy Hook School Shooting in Connecticut.

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Hudson Valley News
1:24 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Marriage Advice Project Seeks Older Adults

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On matters of the heart, a Cornell University gerontologist is working on a Marriage Advice Project, seeking the wisdom of older adults to impart to younger generations. He wants to survey hundreds of individuals, and has homed in on Orange County as one of the project’s locations.  

Despite decades of differences and technological advances, Dr. Karl Pillemer says he has found in his research that younger people do want to get married, and to one person for a lifetime, and they’re looking for advice from their elders on how to do this successfully.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Massachusetts Program Supports Regionalization of Community Initiatives

Over $2 million in grant funding has been awarded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to support a wide variety of community-based initiatives, from public safety to information technology. 

The 2nd round of the Community Innovation Challenge Grants were announced this week to support expansion and regionalization of a slew of community programs across the Bay State. Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray says that the $2.25M round of funding is important for solidifying important programs, but will also save cities and towns money in the long-term.

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New England News
12:14 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Program Changes Implemented In Regional Emissions Control Program

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The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a collaborative effort of nine Northeast and mid-Atlantic states to lower greenhouse emissions. Changes in the program have been announced that are intended to further reduce CO2 emissions and restrict the number of allowances that are sold during the program’s auctions.

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New England News
2:47 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Mass. Pols Hopeful for Immigration Reform After State of the Union

Massachusetts 2nd District U.S. Congressman James McGovern
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President Obama took a few minutes in his State of the Union address to recognize bipartisan efforts in Congress to craft a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

“Send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months, and I will sign it right away,” President Obama said. “Let’s get it done.”

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New York News
1:55 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

NY Congressmen Talk Gun Control

President Barack Obama talks with Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and Nathaniel Pendleton Sr., following the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2013. Mr.and Mrs. Pendleton, whose 15-year-old daughter Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed last month in Chicago, were guests in the First Lady's box at the speech.
Credit Official White House Photo / Pete Souza

President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address of his second term in office Tuesday night. He saved an emotional and divisive topic for the end of his speech: gun control.


President Obama referred to Former U.S. Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who attended the speech, and is pushing for Congress to approve gun-control measures. She is recovering from a shooting two years ago in Tucson.

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WAMC News
12:45 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Regional Congressmen Work Towards Bipartisanship

President Barack Obama reaches to shake hands with a Member of Congress as he arrives to deliver the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2013.
Credit Official White House Photo / Pete Souza

President Obama chastised Congress for its partisan bickering and lack of progress in tackling the nation’s imperatives during his State of the Union address.

“The American people don’t expect government to solve every problem,” the president said. “They don’t expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. But they do expect us to put the nation’s interests before party. They do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can.”

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Commentary & Opinion
12:16 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Herbert London: The World As We Knew It

For elderly women who cut coupons in order to survive in their Florida apartments;  for pensioners accustomed to monthly checks;  for those who were saving for that condo in Tucson, the world as they have known it will be gone.  Although politicians cannot say it for fear of generating public panic, the globe is so awash in debt that fiat money, cash reserves and savings will all be in a perilous state in the not too distant future.

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