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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Capital Region News
1:10 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Jewish World Ventures Into Digital Waters

Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas sat down recently with Robert Titov, the Digital Development Director at the Jewish World. They discussed how the paper is adapting to cultural shifts away from traditional print media.

Listen to the interview by clicking on the link provided.  You can experience Robert Titov's work by visiting jewishworldnews.org ... you can follow them on twitter at @jw_news and join them on Facebook at jewishworldnews.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Living Wage Campaign Expands In Western Massachusetts

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Massachusetts State Senate President Therese Murray last week raised the possibility of a debate in the legislature this year on raising the state’s minimum wage. Noting that both New York and Maine plan to raise their minimum wages, Murray said there is a growing gap between the $8 per hour minimum wage and a living wage in Massachusetts.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Kitty Callaghan, a member of the Living Wage Western Massachusetts steering committee.

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Weather
12:32 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, April 17, 2013. 

North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Land Use Law Permitting Required If Northeast Pipeline Transports Tar Sands Oil Through Vermont

Portland Pipeline terminal in Maine
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Vermont environmental regulators have ruled that Vermont’s Act 250 land use law would apply to any proposal to reverse the flow in an oil pipeline that crosses northern Vermont.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:16 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Herbert London: The School of Emergent Global Peace

For meta-historians who take the long view, e.g. Arnold Toynbee, there is the emergence of a “looming global peace” that is gaining acceptance in the corridors of Academe. It is predicated on the belief that we are nearing a point in history where war as we know it has disappeared. Presumably the world is becoming safe and secure with few violent conflicts. Moreover, the United States faces no plausible existential threats or great power rivalry. This is the unvarnished theme at its most basic level.

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WAMC News
11:57 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Dr. Jessica Stern, Hoover Institution - The blueprints of terror and finding the culprits

Dr. Jessica Stern

You won’t find Inspire magazine on your local newsstand, but an article in that publication may have been the blueprint for the bombings in Boston. 

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Hudson Valley News
2:18 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

County Executive Requests Hearing With and Authorization to Sue Federal Agency

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
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In New York, the Westchester County Executive is asking a federal agency for a hearing after being told that funding would be taken away from the county. The warning came in a letter, and is based on claims the county has failed to comply with a fair housing agreement.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Boston Globe Questions Leahy Influence Over F-35

Senator Patrick Leahy/F35

An article in the Boston Globe this weekend implied that Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator used his influence to manipulate the base selection process for the Air Force’s new fighter jet.  Those against basing the F35 at the South Burlington National Guard Base are pleased, but supporters say the article lacks credibility.

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Weather
12:20 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano checks in with the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

New England News
12:15 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombings Investigated As Act Of Terrorism

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Authorities in Boston continue to comb through a mile-square crime scene as they search for clues to the deadly explosions that brought Monday’s running of the Boston Marathon to a horrific stop.

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