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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September 25, 2012

12:24 PM
Who’s Got the Bacon?
Artist : Howie B
Album : Turn the Dark Off
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Island/ Polygram Records
12:06 PM
Switch
Artist : Howie B
Album : Turn the Dark Off
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Island/ Polygram Records
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Novio
Artist : Moby
Album : I Like to Score
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Elektra/Wea

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New England News
11:02 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Republican Senate Candidates Debate In Springfield

The three Republicans running in the special election for US Senate in Massachusetts clashed over social issues and claims to fiscal conservatism  during a debate Thursday night in Springfield

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New England News
5:38 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Mass. Interim Commissioner of Department of Transitional Assistance Hears Concerns from Berkshires

DTA Interim Commissioner Stacey Monahan visits Pittsfield
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Massachusetts Interim Commissioner of the state Department of Transitional Assistance visited Pittsfield last night as part of a statewide campaign seeking public input on how to improve integrity and client services in the Commonwealth.

DTA Interim Commissioner Stacey Monahan stopped in Pittsfield Wednesday evening as just one several stops she is making soliciting comments from community members across the state. At the end of the multi-city tour, a report with all the information will be submitted to the legislature and Governor’s office for consideration.

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Hudson Valley News
3:56 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

An Agreement Is Reached On An Environmental Permit For The New Tappan Zee

Credit New York State Thruway Authority

New York State has reached an agreement with two Hudson Valley environmental groups on a Department of Environmental Conservation permit needed for constructing the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge. The agreement also gives the groups a seat at the table in monitoring the construction.

The environmental permit is one of the last certifications the state needs to move forward with construction, and those involved with the project say it’s critical. Brian Conybeare is special advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo for the New NY Bridge Project.

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Commentary & Opinion
1:13 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

David Nightingale: Tom Lehrer (4/9/1928 - )

Tom Lehrer
Credit Wikimedia Commons

There've been musicians like astronomer Herschel, and there've been chemists like Borodin – but all my life a favorite mathematician has been Tom Lehrer, whose songs began to come out when he was a graduate student in the '50s.

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New York News
12:48 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

NY's New Minimum Wage: You'll Pay For It

A provision buried deep in New York's tentative budget shows taxpayers will get part of the bill for raising the minimum wage.

The deal to raise the state minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 by 2015 includes a "minimum wage reimbursement credit" for employers. The credit would reimburse employers for part of the difference in wages from the current $7.25 minimum wage as it rises to $9 an hour by 2016. Once it reaches $9 an hour, employers would pay 40 cents and taxpayers $1.35 of the extra $1.75 an hour workers are paid.

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New York News
12:31 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Regional Interests Praise Canadian Investment in Border Infrastructure

Border crossing between Champlain and Lacolle
Credit Andrei Tilin, Montreal, Quebec/Wikimedia Commons

Business and tourism interests in northern New York are praising an announcement by Transport Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Department of Transportation, that up to 47-million dollars will be invested in infrastructure upgrades at the border crossing north of Plattsburgh.

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New York News
12:09 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

New York State Senator Terry Gipson - Pros and cons of the budget process

This is the first state budget for freshman New York State Senator Terry Gipson of the 41st district in the Hudson Valley. The Dutchess County democrat spoke to WAMC’s Brian Shields today on the pros and cons of the budget process. 

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Weather
12:06 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13's Meteorologist Paul Caiano gives the WAMC Midday Magazine forecast.  

New England News
1:55 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

HUD Considers Foreclosure On Tornado Damaged Housing Cooperative

Efforts by residents of a low- income housing cooperative in Springfield, Massachusetts to recover  from the June 2011 tornado have been dealt another setback.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development , which funded the  90- unit complex nearly 40 years ago, is weighing foreclosure.

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New England News
1:07 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Great Barrington Elm May Help Researchers Manage Tree Disease

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A large tree in a small Berkshire town may hold the key to finding the cure to a disease that has deforested suburban landscapes for decades.

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