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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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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Commentary & Opinion
12:08 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Paul Elisha: A Poem for Today's Collegiate Captives

Lately, this commentator has become acutely aware of a new, completely technologized collegiate generation. So on this Post-Spring-Break day, with the computerized I-Pod.

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WAMC News
11:34 am
Tue April 16, 2013

NPR's Deborah Amos to speak at SUNY New Paltz

Award-winning NPR foreign correspondent Deborah Amos was recently named the 2013 James H. Ottaway Sr. Professor of Journalism at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She joined the faculty this spring for a two-week residency of workshops and guest speaking on broadcast and multimedia journalism and international reporting.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:47 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Rob Edelman: Glenn Ford

Of all the actors who came to the fore after the end of the Second World War, perhaps the best-recalled are Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, Montgomery Clift, Robert Mitchum, William Holden... But they are not the lone stars of the era. Glenn Ford may not have appeared in as many timeless titles as the Lancasters and Pecks, but he was a prolific performer whose star glowed from the postwar years into the 1960s.

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Weather
12:33 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano has the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, April 15, 2013.

New England News
12:30 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Review of Egremont Police Finds Issues with Management, Operations

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A detailed report documenting a top-to-bottom investigation of a police department in the Berkshires has been made public, and the town is now in the beginning stages of taking the report’s recommendations.

A full investigation of the Egremont Police Department was ordered by the town’s select board in early March, after seven of the small town’s unionized police officers came forward in February describing among many issues a “hostile work environment” with Police Chief Reena Bucknell.

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