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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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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WAMC News
12:12 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Credit WNYT

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

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North Country News
11:48 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Senate Moves Forward On Controversial Renewable Energy Bill

Vermont Statehouse

The Vermont Senate moved a controversial energy bill forward Tuesday after removing most of the provisions causing problems.

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Commentary & Opinion
11:13 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Herbert London: Taxing Bank Depositors In Cyprus

Legislators in the tax-haven island of Cyprus have rejected the draconian bank deposit tax defying German leader Angela Merkel. While the protestors danced in the street after the vote, this could be a pyrric victory. President Putin threatened to withdraw a $3.2 billion loan if the Merkel proposal were embraced, a condition that might have influenced the final tally.

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New York News
1:13 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Canadian Consul General Visits Plattsburgh

Consul General John Prato
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce played host to a visit by the ‘Consul General of Canada in New York’ on Monday.  The consular officer toured several Canadian business operations, including Nova Bus, Bombardier and the Champlain Port of Entry. He also answered questions during a forum with business leaders.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:57 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Paul Elisha: Judeo-Christian Ambiguities, Beliefs and Choices

As the various disparate observances approach, which, by some series of absurdities has become a misnomer, now  known as Judeo-Christian kinship, this commentator’s memory harks back to his childhood and the question he yearned to ask his biblically astute Grandfather but never dared: “Why is it that at the end of the Passover Seder, at the final ‘Amen,’ does everyone fervently respond: “Next year in Jerusalem!”?

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