Midday Magazine

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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.

Tune into Midday Magazine each weekday at Noon.

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October 22, 2012

12:46 PM
Louise
Artist : John Whelan
Album : Celtic Reflections
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Narada
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Hyperballad (Brodsky Quartet version)
Artist : Bjork
Album : Telegram
Composer : Björk, Nellee Hooper, Marius De Vries
ReleaseYear : 1996
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New York News
3:36 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Thousands of NYers share $1.8B in mortgage relief

Thousands of New York homeowners have gotten an estimated $1.8 billion in loan relief from five U.S. banks as part of the national mortgage settlement over foreclosure abuses.

Following the release of the second official report on the implementation of the National Mortgage Settlement, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman noted encouraging progress on behalf of New York State homeowners. The report issued  by the settlement’s national monitor showed that over $1.8 billion in consumer relief has been delivered to New York homeowners since March of 2012.

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Hudson Valley News
2:20 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Riverkeeper Wants NYS Environmental Permit for New TZB Strengthened

Credit New York State Thruway Authority

The comment period has ended for a draft environmental permit for construction of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge. At least one environmental group is raising a number of concerns with the draft permit, while state officials maintain the permit has strict requirements.

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New England News
12:43 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Berkshire Cities to Begin Dispensary Discussions

Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi and his administration have developed a set of guidelines related to the permitting of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

Currently, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working to meet a May 1st deadline to finalize medical marijuana regulations in the state. Mayor Bianchi said he’d like to see the City of Pittsfield begin working on their own framework in the meantime.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

VT, NY and Quebec Seek Public Input on Lake-River Flood Plans

Credit International Joint Commission

The international organization that deals with shared waterways between the U.S. and Canada is seeking public input on designing a study to mitigate future flooding on Lake Champlain and the Canadian river it flows into.

The International Joint Commission formed the International Lake Champlain - Richelieu River Plan of Study Workgroup after record spring floods in 2011 did tens of millions of dollars in damage.

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New York News
3:56 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Capital Region/Hudson Valley Congress Members Get Environmental Grades

Retired Hudson Valley Congressman Maurice Hinchey earned career-high marks as a defender of the environment.
Credit LCV

The New York League of Conservation Voters has released a report card on how Congress Members representing the Capital Region and the Hudson Valley are doing when it comes to environmental, public health and energy issues.

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Hudson Valley News
1:38 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

NY Archdiocese Changes Closure Decision for St. Joseph's

Credit Joel Kramer

The New York Archdiocese last month announced it would close 24 Catholic schools in a cost-saving move. Ten of these schools are in the Hudson Valley, and now, the Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese says one of the schools on the final closure list will not close.

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North Country News
12:35 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Critics of Single Payer Claim Vermont Officials Hiding Cost Information from Public

Credit 401(K) 2013/Creative Commons

A group opposed to Vermont’s transition to a single payer health care system released an analysis of documents that they claim prove the Shumlin administration is hiding information from the public about the cost of the plan.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

New York Assemblyman Marc Butler - Amending the NY SAFE Act

Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C,I-Newport) is presented with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association’s 2011 Legislator of the Year Award by its President, Tom King.
Credit Office of Assemblyman Marc Butler

The opposition to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York SAFE Act continues to ramp up this week. One Central New York Assemblyman has proposed new legislation amending the law to change how ‘assault weapons’ banned by it are defined. WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke recently with 118th District Assemblyman Marc Butler about his proposal.

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New England News
12:09 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Mass. DCR Announces Quarantine to Halt Spread of Invasive Insect

Credit courtesy NYS DEC

The Masscahusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation announced today a bold step in preventing the spread of an invasive insect.  Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…

At the DCR’s headquarters in Pittsfield Thursday morning, Commissioner Ed Lambert made an announcement on action that will be taken to control the serious threat of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer….

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Hudson Valley News
1:05 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Elected Officials Hear Concerns from Low-Income Residents

Credit Courtesy of Terry Gipson

A grassroots group in the Hudson Valley organized a Town Hall Meeting in Poughkeepsie Tuesday evening, to give low-income residents the chance to hear from three elected officials who represent them. The elected officials vowed a lot of support and help, and many in attendance say they are hopeful.

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