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
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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 York News
12:40 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

Robert Ostertag - 50 opening days with the New York Mets

Making it through 50 of anything is quite an accomplishment. Going to 50 baseball games in a lifetime, for people not in the industry, is a feat likely held by a slight percentage of fans. Going to 50 opening days for a single team is an accomplishment shared by a chosen few, the fan elite.

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WAMC News
12:10 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

Helen Benedict - Understanding and stopping the crisis of sexual violence in the U.S. Military

The prevalence of sexual assault in the U.S. Military has been receiving some increased scrutiny

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WAMC News
9:30 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

Elizabeth Holtzman - Investigate possible Bush Era crimes before it's too late

A former New York congresswoman says time is running out, and an investigation should be made into possible war crimes by the Bush administration before the statute of limitations expires next year.

Elizabeth Holtzman, a Democrat, who once sought her party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, tells WAMC's Brian Shields that the Justice Department should look into a possible violation of federal law.

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New England News
5:20 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Mass. Governor Criticizes Legislative Leaders' Transportation Plan

Credit Berkshire Regional Transit Authority

Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts legislature and House Republicans both answered Governor Deval Patrick’s 2014 transportation budget with plans of their own, but the governor is warning that a plan too small would hurt low and middle income families .

On Tuesday, top Democrats in the Massachusetts legislature including Senate President Therese Murray, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, and chairs of the House and Senate Ways and Means committees released a transportation plan to rival investments called for in Governor Patrick’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal.

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Arts & Culture
12:47 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Rogovoy Report for April 5, 2013

Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield is offering a fresh look at its diverse collection of fine artworks, historical artifacts and natural science specimens in a new exhibition called Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection. The new display includes some of the most significant and fascinating objects from the museum’s holdings. The exhibit draws from the over 50,000 objects in the museum’s possession, including its Asian art collection, twentieth-century abstract paintings, ancient Greek and Roman jewelry and glass, marble sculptures, its Egyptian mummy, and even the suit of furs worn by Matthew Henson on Admiral Richard Peary’s expedition to the North Pole.  An opening reception will be held today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and will be free and open to the public. The exhibition is part of the year-long celebration of the museum’s 110th anniversary. Two artists from the community, designer Peter Garlington and artist Leo Nash, are the guest curators; their ideas have resulted in an innovative exhibition that highlights the museum’s extensive collections in unexpected and surprising ways.  Visitors who have been to Berkshire Museum many times over the years will enjoy seeing favorite objects and artworks in a fresh setting, from Pahat the mummy to Bouguereau’s luminous painting The Shepherdess. Some fine examples of paintings from the Hudson River School will be included, as will many of the natural science specimens, from a crocodile skull to delicate shells and colorful minerals.

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New York News
12:36 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Sign of Spring: Work Begins on NY Bridges

Credit wikipedia.org

As the weather warms up, construction crews are ramping up to tackle maintenance, renovation and rebuilding projects involving many of New York's highway bridges.

The Patroon Island Bridge in Albany is being prepped for a 145-million dollar renovation. The project appears on a list of 32 road and bridge initiatives released Tuesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.

Decks will also be replaced on the Congress Street Bridge in Troy, the Western Gateway Bridge in Rotterdam and the Thaddeus Kosciuszko Bridge, also known as the I-87 twin bridges.

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Listener Comment Line
12:34 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Listener Comment Line - Week of April 1, 2013

We lend an ear to what you had to see this week, as we roll back highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

Commentary & Opinion
12:21 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Andrew Coates: An adventure to make life worth living

Helen Keller famously wrote that "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."  She continued: "To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable."

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Weather
12:06 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13's Meteorologist Paul Caiano gives us the WAMC Midday Magazine forecast for Friday, April 5, 2013.  

North Country News
11:31 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Cross-Border Trade Forum Held

Credit Flanker/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

A forum on cross-border trade with Canada was held Friday morning in northern New York.  Congressman Bill Owens hosted Canadian and U.S. officials and business interests at Clarkson University for a discussion on trade and cross-border economic strategies.

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