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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.

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September 28, 2012

12:24 PM
Interstate Love Song
Artist : Stone Temple Pilots
Album : Purple
Composer : Weiland/DeLeo
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Atlantic
12:46 PM
Emma Blowgun’s Last Stand
Artist : Beulah
Album : When Your Heartstrings Break
Composer : Kurosky
Label : Sugar Free Records
12:06 PM
People Keep Asking Why
Artist : Seal
Album : Seal
Composer : Seal
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Sire

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North Country News
12:07 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Colleges Take Different Approaches to Study Abroad

Credit Börkur Sigurbjörnsson/Flickr

Study abroad programs are expensive programs for colleges and universities.  In Vermont, two small colleges reflect different approaches - one is struggling with costs, while another expands international studies. 

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Commentary & Opinion
11:12 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Sean Philpott: Sequester This

As many of us expected, our leaders in Washington were unable to overcome their ideological differences long enough to actually do something about the looming and manufactured deadline for federal budget cuts known as the 'sequester'.

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Hudson Valley News
11:08 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week gets cooking

Restaurants across the Hudson Valley will be highlighting their culinary offerings and locally-grown ingredients during the seventh annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week to be held March 11-march 24.  In the middle of it all is the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park . More than 170 establishments in seven counties will take part. For more on Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, we spoke with founder Janet Cranshaw, the publisher of the Valley Table.

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Commentary & Opinion
10:55 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Herbert London: What The Seder Tells Us and Doesn’t Tell Us

Herb London's commentary for March 6, 2013

In the prayers associated with the biblical tale of Exodus is the idea that each generation seeks new found freedoms extending the rights of individuals. The seder has come to endorse the expression of this liberation. At some level this is understandable since Pharaoh denied Jews religious freedom prompting Moses to lead his flock to a land where Jews could live without dictatorial imposition.

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Hudson Valley News
2:37 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Dutchess County Clerk Wants Reimbursement for SAFE Act Processing Costs

Opt-out forms received as of March 5, 2013
Credit Office of the Dutchess County Clerk

The Dutchess County clerk has written to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in relation to implementing The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act. He is asking the state to reimburse Dutchess for the costs affiliated with enacting the legislation.

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North Country News
2:30 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Informational Forum for Women and Minority Business Owners Held in Adirondacks

A forum was held recently in Lake Placid for women and minority business owners to learn how to become certified contractors with the state of New York.  

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed state agencies to increase their contracts with certified women and minority owned businesses. But some areas of the state, like the Adirondacks, are challenged to find enough qualifying businesses.

New York Senator Betty Little spearheaded a forum in Lake Placid recently about the New York State Women and Minority owned business program.

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New England News
2:28 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley Discusses National Consumer Protection Week

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley

March 3rd-9th is being recognized as National Consumer Protection Week, and state agencies across the country are doing their part to advise consumers about how to safely make a big purchase, protect themselves from fraud, and to understand their rights as consumers.

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WAMC News
12:40 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

NPR veep weighs in on sequestration cuts

Michael Riksen
Credit Steve Barrett/NPR

With sequestration now in operation across the country, many facets of federal spending are being curtailed. WAMC’s Alan Chartock caught up with Michael Riksen, Vice President of Policy and Representation at National Public Radio, to discuss the threat to public broadcasting.

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Hudson Valley News
2:36 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

A Group of Residents Raises Concerns About Proposed Central Hudson-Fortis Merger

Credit Christopher Sessums, flickr

The New York State Public Service Commission is reviewing the proposed merger of Poughkeepsie-based CH Energy Group -the parent company of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation - and Canadian utility company Fortis, Inc.  A public comment period will close at the end of the month, and at least one group of residents from Ulster County has written with its concerns.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:37 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Paul Elisha: The 2nd Amendment, Still Fertile for Second Guessers

It’s time we stopped dancing around the obvious institutional source of the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment assertion of everyone’s right to own and utilize any kind of firearm and for any purpose.  The amendment’s explicit language has been twisted and stretched beyond any semblance of reason and sanity for the perverse purposes of profiteers, predators and promiscuous egocentrics.  For the safety and security of Americans of this and all future generations, it’s time to apply truth and principled logic to the cogent language of actionable law.

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