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.

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September 26, 2012

12:06 PM
Another Country
Artist : Shadowfax
Album : The Dreams of Children
Composer : Greenberg
ReleaseYear : 1985
Label : Windham Hill
12:24 PM
Switch
Artist : Howie B
Album : Turn the Dark Off
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Island/ Polygram Records
12:39 PM
Love Theme
Artist : Moby
Album : I Like to Score
Composer : Moby
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Elektra

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Commentary & Opinion
12:32 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Herbert London: The National Association of Scholars Report on American History

Although conservatives reflexively assume race, class and gender dominate American history, there is now incontrovertible evidence that this assumption is true.  In a careful study of U.S. history courses at the University of Texas and Texas A & M University, the National Association of Scholars recently released report indicates that race, class and gender tend to crowd out the teaching of other perspectives.  This form of thematically skewed teaching leads to an incomplete knowledge of American history, an ignorance transmitted from one generation to the next.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:53 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Paul Elisha: The Greatest Generation

Paul Elisha - the greatest generation

  Tom Brokaw, being widely recognized as having coined the title: “The Greatest Generation” and this commentator, a bona fide member since his enlistment in 1942, was glad to see him as a guest on a recent public affairs TV program; although the host did seem, somehow, to be more excited about the fact of this, than why its members were.  It would have been helpful for the current, younger TV audience, for Tom to have had an opportunity to explain the ‘why’ of the generation’s origin.

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Politics
12:11 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Gov. Cuomo set to outline $132 billion NYS budget

Credit andrewcuomo.com

Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to detail his budget proposals for the state's 2013-2014 fiscal year beginning April 1. He's expected to propose about $132 billion in spending and attack a deficit of at least $1 billion.

When Governor Cuomo takes the wraps off his budget for 2013, he'll explain how programs he announced earlier this month in his State of the State message will be funded. Cuomo is NOT expected to propose a tax hike to pay for the initiatives and to close the budget deficit. The Governor has promised that his budget address will be notable for its lack of surprises.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:30 pm
Sat January 19, 2013

Bob Goepfert - “The Drawer Boy” at Hubbard Hall

CAMBRIDGE - “The Drawer Boy,” playing at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge through Sunday, January 20, is officially the first don’t miss theater production of the year.   I know it’s only mid-January, but this would be don’t miss theater any time of the year.

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Listener Comment Line
12:52 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Listener Comment Line - Week of January 14, 2013

  Gun control was a hot topic this week, as we play highlights from this week's WAMC Listener Comment Line.

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North Country News
12:20 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Legislators Seek PAC Restrictions

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC

A group of Vermont legislators announced Thursday that they will introduce legislation to require greater transparency from Political Action Committees operating in the state.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Berkshires Hear Gov. Patrick's Call for Investment in Transportation, Education

Credit Boston Globe Web Staff

Out of many of the proposals Governor Patrick made in this State of the State address, an increase in transportation & infrastructure spending in particular struck a chord in the Berkshires.

The Governor’s specific mention of connecting Pittsfield to New York with commuter rail service was of particular interest to Pittsfield state representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier….

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Hudson Valley News
1:32 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Government Officials Work Toward a Settlement for a Restoration Plan

Credit ..:::WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas:::..

The Hudson River PCB-cleanup project is about halfway through, and both governmental officials as well as environmental advocates provided an update on the Superfund project Wednesday. What has not yet begun is a project to restore the Hudson River’s natural resources, including fish and wildlife, but planning for the restoration is underway.

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North Country News
12:20 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Lake George Invasive Species Strategy Released

Lake George from village beach
Credit Photo by Daniel Case/Creative Commons

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Lake George Park Commission have announced a strategic plan to address invasive species in Lake George. But critics say the policies won’t help the invasives fight.

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Education
12:17 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

SUNY Chancellor Outlines Ambitious Goals

Credit ..::WAMC Photo Composite by Dave Lucas::..

This week, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher delivered her third annual State of the University Address, highlighting the value of a college degree, and setting an aggressive agenda for the year ahead.  

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