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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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WAMC News
12:36 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

National Library Week Highlights Changing Landscape

Sari Feldman
Credit Sari Feldman

There was a time when the public library was the place to take out books, do some studying, or research through spools of microfilm. You can still take out a book, but libraries have changed with the times. This is National Library Week, a time to speak with the president-elect of the American Library Association, Sari Feldman.

Capital Region News
12:33 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Between A City And A Promise

Rev. Frank O'Connor, co-Vice President Family Promise of the Capital Region Board of Directors, cuts the ribbon at 783 New Scotland Avenue.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Over the weekend, Family Promise opened a new day center along Albany's New Scotland Avenue. The appearance of the program in the upscale neighborhood has some cheering, others scratching their heads.

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New York News
12:31 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Donation Of Historic Amusement Park May Be Brought To Referendum

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

In the tiny Southern Adirondack town of Caroga, residents are at odds over the donation of a former amusement park. While the town leadership is satisfied with the donation, others have taken issue with the agreement.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, April 13, 2015.

WAMC News
1:00 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

Jill Stein Weighs A Run For President...

Much of the political world is paying attention to names like Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton this weekend. But third party hopeful Jill Stein was in Albany Tuesday to get a firsthand look at the communities the so-called "oil trains" pass through. She referred to this portion of her "listening tour" as "the height of environmental injustice," and that's just one issue on Stein's list of priorities as she mulls over a run for the presidency.

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New England News
12:55 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

Mass. State Treasurer To Closely Monitor Casino Impact On State Lottery

Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg

Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg made her first official visit to Springfield Thursday since taking office in January.  She spoke at the dedication of a new $32 million science wing at Central High School.  Goldberg is chair of the state school building authority, which paid for 80 percent of the project.   Following the ceremony, Goldberg spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill about her first three months in office.

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New England News
6:12 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Clock Ticking On Corrections Center

The Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center is located in this building on Howard Street in Springfield that is going to be torn down to make way for the MGM casino
Credit WAMC

Options are being reviewed for relocating a regional substance abuse treatment center for western Massachusetts that must move to make way for construction of the MGM Springfield casino.

Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe is looking at three locations for the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center ,which must move soon from its longtime home in a leased building that is in the footprint of the $800 million casino project in downtown Springfield.

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New England News
1:30 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Teacher Strike Bill Defeated In Vermont House

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont House has killed legislation that initially intended to ban teachers' strikes and the imposition of contract terms by school boards. The measure, amended to merely mandate a study of collective bargaining between teachers and school boards, was defeated on the floor Thursday.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Rogovoy Report for April 10, 2015

This weekend’s cultural highlights in the Berkshires include a modern dance company, several solo piano concerts, a string trio, and environmental film festival, and a contemporary raga ensemble.

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Listener Comment Line
12:48 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Listener Comment Line - Week of April 6, 2015

It's time to lend an ear to what you had to say this week. Here are highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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