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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Weather
12:26 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, January 21, 2015. 

Hudson Valley News
2:14 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Residents Sue To Have Mayor Ousted From Office

Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme
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Three residents of a Rockland County village have filed suit against the mayor, alleging misconduct and abuse of authority. They want him removed from office.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Kremer Previews State Of The State

Tim Kremer
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Among those who will be paying close attention to Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State and budget message Wednesday will be Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. As is the case every year in Albany, education will be front and center as the budget takes shape. We spoke with Kremer Tuesday about what he hopes to hear from Gov. Cuomo tomorrow.

North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Plattsburgh Commission To Review And Recommend Changes To City Charter

Plattsburgh City Charter Commission 1-29-15
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Like many other cities in our region, Plattsburgh is taking a long look at how the city runs. A committee of city residents will assess Plattsburgh’s Charter and recommend changes to the more than 100-year-old document. They met for the first time Monday night.

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New York News
12:26 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Siena Poll: Cuomo Ratings Up

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A new Siena College poll out today reveals Governor Andrew Cuomo’s standing with New York voters has improved a little since last month and is now at its highest level since July.  Those surveyed also weighed in on fracking, the Common Core, and the death of Mario Cuomo.

On the eve of Cuomo’s fifth State of the State, voters told Siena jobs and education are the top two issues they want Cuomo to make his top priorities this year.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, January 20,2015.

Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Rob Edelman: Selma, Alabama

SELMA, directed by Ava DuVernay, is a powerful new film which chronicles one of the key civil rights-related events of the mid-1960s: the Martin Luther King-led voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Make no mistake: SELMA is no by-the-numbers biopic. It tells its story with a freshness and immediacy that is, well, astounding. Plus, the onscreen Dr. King is no mere figurehead. The iconic civil rights leader, as superbly played by David Oyelowo, is deeply human-- and Oyelowo’s three-dimensional portrayal is essential to making SELMA a stellar cinematic experience.

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New York News
12:39 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

The State of New York Race Relations On MLK Day

As the nation celebrates the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., WAMC takes a look at the civil rights movement and race relations today.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, January 19, 2015.

New York News
9:06 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Cuomo Gives Joint Budget And State Of State Address Wednesday

Gov. Cuomo
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New York Governor Cuomo gives a joint State of the State speech and budget address on Wednesday. The speech was delayed due to the death of Cuomo’s father, former governor Mario Cuomo, earlier this month.

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