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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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October 15, 2012

12:06 PM
Overture / Going Through the Motions
Artist : Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cast
Album : Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, with Feeling
Composer : Christopher Beck/ Joss Whedon
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Rounder Records
12:23 PM
2 Wicky
Artist : Hooverphonic
Album : A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
Composer : Callier, Geerts, B. Bacharach, H. David, P. Henry
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Columbia
12:45 PM
People Keep Asking Why
Artist : Seal
Album : Seal
Composer : Seal
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Sire

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New England News
12:00 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Report Examines Physician Workforce in Massachusetts

A recent report released by the Massachusetts Medical Society highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the physician workforce in the Commonwealth, which includes a lack of trained specialists and primary care physicians.

The Massachusetts Medical Society’s annual Physician Workforce Study takes a comprehensive look at the working doctors in the state, physician recruitment rates, profession satisfaction, and more. One of the key observations in the report is a lack of primary care doctors and specialists across Massachusetts.

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New York News
11:59 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Both Sides of Fracking Issue React To DEC Announcements

New delays mean hydrofracking in New York probably won’t begin until at least next year... if it begins at all. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports those on both sides of the issue are anxious for more details...

 

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New England News
3:08 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

MassDOT Board Hears Comments from Berkshires

North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright welcomes the MassDOT board

Local leaders in Berkshire County submitted their comments to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation yesterday in North Adams. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that officials made it clear to the board that funding to the county’s public transportation is inadequate.

At the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s monthly board meeting, held in North Adams yesterday afternoon, local officials brought their complaints with them to the 7-member board.

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Elections
4:43 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Groups Urge Candidates Be Questioned About Money in Politics During Debate

During tonight’s presidential debate, citizen groups are calling for the issue of campaign financing to be raised to candidates Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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New England News
12:30 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Casino Industry Workforce Development Cost Put At $9 Million

Massachusetts Gaming Commissioners Bruce Stebbins (on left) and James McHugh hold an informal meeting to discuss workforce development for the casino industry
WAMC

A report to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission estimates the state will need to establish a labor pool of 30,000 candidates to fill approximately 10,000 jobs in the new casino industry. Commissioners  will need to establish a plan for workforce development to go along with a master schedule that projects the awarding of casino licenses in the winter of 2014.   WAMC’s  Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Schumer Warns Consumer Milk Prices May Double If Farm Bill Not Passed

New York Senator Charles Schumer is warning that milk prices in stores could double if the Farm Bill isn't renewed by the end of the year.

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Capital District News
12:20 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Soraya Darabi - Entrepreneurship and Digital Media

What do the CEO of a multi-national company and a 19-year-old in a dorm room have in common?

Chances are that they both spend time thinking about the intersections of technology, business, and social media, and whether or not they could be a part of the ‘next big thing’.

Soraya Darabi began her media career in her early-20’s as Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, where she positioned the paper on the then fledgling, now ubiquitous, social networks like Facebook and YouTube.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:12 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Herbert London: Tokyo's Military Options

Tokyo policy makers have been engaged in diplomatic overdrive in an effort to resolve a territorial dispute with Russia over four southern islands in the Kuril Island chain. This dispute has stunted bilateral relations for six decades.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Massachusett Senate Candidates Hold Combative Debate

The two candidates in the closely watched U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts had a combative debate Monday night.  In their second face to face showdown, Republican incumbent Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren  aggressively clashed on several issues.    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New York News
12:20 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Mayor Submits Budget With Criticism of State Mandates

Plattsburgh NY City Hall
WAMC

The proposed 2013 budget for the city of Plattsburgh has been released.  The Mayor says “lack of meaningful reform” in Albany and an “underperforming pension fund” made it one of the most difficult to craft since he has been in office.
    

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