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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Commentary & Opinion
12:37 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Rob Edelman: Boston Bombings and Manufactured Mayhem

This week, I was planning to discuss in detail THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES. This was my agenda for two reasons. First, and simply put, this film is well-worth seeing and reviewing for a range of reasons. Second, it was shot on location here in upstate New York.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Plattsburgh Ranks Well in Global Cities of the Future Survey

Foreign Direct Investment magazine has issued its biennial ‘Cities of the Future’ rankings.  Montreal and New York City rank highly on the major metropolitan lists. Plattsburgh, New York also ranks in the top five micropolitan areas of economic potential.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano joins us with the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, April 22, 2013.

Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Liz Benjamin: The Future of Wilson Pakula

Liz Benjamin
Credit YNN, Capital Tonight

Why is Governor Andrew Cuomo trying to neuter the leaders of New York’s most prominent minor political parties?

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Politics
12:15 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Board Of Elections Reform Seen As Key In Albany

Gov. Cuomo
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Anti-corruption proposals are proliferating in Albany, following two high-profile bribery scandals.  Some of them focus on the long-neglected State Board of Elections, which hasn’t even had an investigator on staff in over a year.

The State Board of Elections is supposed to make sure that elections run smoothly and that all the rules, including the campaign financing laws, are followed by candidates and their donors.

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New York News
1:05 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

Craig Gravina - The Albany Ale Project and the city's sudsy history

Credit Albany Institute of History & Art

The city of Albany is steeped in history, including the history of one of the nation’s most beloved beverages, beer.

This afternoon the Albany Institute of History & Art will host its second annual Hudson Valley Hops event, a celebration of the history of brewing in Albany and today’s craft beer industry in and around the Hudson Valley.

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WAMC News
12:55 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

Mark Baskin, SUNY Center for International Development - Chechnya and the Tsarnaev brothers

Mark Baskin

The news that the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings are Chechnyan has created even more questions about their history and motivations.

Joining us now to discuss the recent political relations between Chechnya and the United States, Russia, and other nations is Mark A. Baskin, a Senior Associate for Academic Affairs at the State University of New York Center for International Development at and a research professor in the political science department at the Rockefeller College at the University at Albany.
 

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WAMC News
6:00 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

330 Mile Electric Transmission Line Approved by State Regulators

Lake Champlain
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York's Public Service Commission has approved the Champlain Hudson Power Express, a plan to build an 330-mile power line from Quebec to Queens that  would be placed mostly under Lake Champlain and the Hudson River.

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Weather
1:03 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, April 19, 2013. 

New England News
5:39 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Immigration Reform Deal Includes Agricultural Provisions

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Senator Charles Schumer says the state’s agriculture sector will find it easier to secure a reliable labor force under the recently announced immigration reform deal.

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