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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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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New England News
12:53 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Hope Seen For Closing Guantanamo Bay Prison

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Civil liberties activists this week marked the 13th anniversary of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The group Pioneer Valley No More Guantanamos  hosted British investigative journalist Andy Worthington at  programs in Springfield and Northampton.  Worthington has researched and written about the prison since 2006.   He spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

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New York News
12:43 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Empire State Pride Agenda's Schaefer Optimistic About Supreme Court Ruling

Nathan Schaefer is executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda.
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Some 36 states have legalized same-sex marriage, including all of the Northeast. News late Friday that the Supreme Court will rule this term on gay marriage means it could soon be legal in all 50. Nathan Schaefer is executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda. He tells WAMC’s Ian Pickus that he expects the court to follow in New York’s footsteps — little more than a decade after Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage.

WAMC News
11:03 am
Sun January 18, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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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
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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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