Midday Magazine

Weekdays, Noon - 1pm; Weekends, Noon- 1pm

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
11:03 am
Sun January 18, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Hudson Valley News
1:14 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

Omega CEO Talks Economic Impact, Area Projects

Omega CEO Robert "Skip" Backus
Credit Courtesy of Omega Institute of Holistic Studies

A study finds that Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Dutchess County has a large economic impact on the Mid-Hudson region. Omega, based in Rhinebeck, retained an outside firm to provide an economic and fiscal impact assessment of the nonprofit organization’s operations on the Mid-Hudson Valley.  WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Omega CEO Robert “Skip” Backus about the study as well as a proposed water bottling project in the area.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Jersey Boys" At Proctors Theatre

 SCHENECTADY – For those of you who are like me and tend to dismiss musicals in favor of dramas, the musical “Jersey Boys” playing at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady through Sunday is for you.

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New York News
12:34 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

Utica Assemblyman Brindisi Intrigued By Upstate Economic Development Competition

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi.
Credit Anthony Brindisi

The Capital Region has remade itself as an important a high-tech hub, and much has been made of Buffalo’s revitalization. But what about the Mohawk Valley? News this week of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Upstate Revitalization Plan — a competition among seven upstate regions for $1.5 billion in economic development, with three ultimate $500 million winners — has Utica-area Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi cautiously optimistic. The 119th District Democrat spoke with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

Listener Comment Line
12:53 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Listener Comment Line - Week Of January 12, 2015

It's our listeners' turn to weigh in on events of the day and programming aired on WAMC. Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Rogovoy Report for January 16, 2015

Readings, lectures, film screenings, chamber concerts, art openings, and hippie-soul dance music – we’ve got it all for you this weekend in our region.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, January 16, 2015.

New England News
12:24 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Forest Conservation And Energy Project Announced

A dozen federal, state, and local agencies and organizations are undertaking a conservation and economic development project in the most densely forested area of Massachusetts. It is also an area of above average poverty and unemployment rates.

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Hudson Valley News
1:26 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

HV Lawmakers Weigh In On Governor's Property Tax Credit Plan

Credit Donkey Hotey/Flickr

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday unveiled the first proposal for his upcoming state-of-the-state address. He’s calling for property-tax relief for middle-class homeowners. The Hudson Valley has some of the highest property taxes in the state, and lawmakers have mixed reaction to the plan. 

Governor Cuomo has proposed a more than $1.6 billion property tax credit program. His announcement came at Hofstra University on Long Island, in Nassau County, home to some of the highest property taxes in New York.

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New York News
1:00 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

NYS Health Enrollment Numbers Up For 2015

Credit New York State of Health

With just one month remaining to sign up for online marketplace health insurance this year, outreach efforts are on the fast-track. Consumers who do not sign up by the end of business today will not have health coverage that starts on February 1.

Federal officials expect approximately 10 million people to enroll for health insurance on state and federal marketplaces this year, falling far short of 13 million the Congressional Budget Office had anticipated.

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