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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Commentary & Opinion
12:53 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Herbert London: The Stark Choice With Iran

It is high time to face reality. The extension of talks in Vienna suggest that despite flexibility in negotiations on the part of P5+1, Iran believes it can get a more conciliatory deal by holding out another seven months.

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WAMC News
12:32 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

NPR's David Greene Hosts Financial Conversation At The Linda

David Greene
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David Greene, co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition, and Planet Money’s Robert Smith will be at The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, tonight to host a special event — NPR Presents Family Matters: Your Financial Lifetime. The community conversation is part of a nationwide tour that features an interactive presentation and expert panel. Speaking with WAMC’s Ian Pickus, Greene says these live events have helped him connect with a wide audience.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Grants Awarded To States Across The Region For Early Education Initiatives

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The U.S. Department of Education has announced $226 million in funding to 34 states to increase access to high-quality preschool programs. States in our region will benefit from those federal dollars.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, December 10, 2014. 

Hudson Valley News
5:52 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Constitution Pipeline Contacts NY Landowners

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A legal back-and-forth has begun over letters sent to landowners along a proposed natural gas pipeline route in New York. The letters say litigation could begin later this week if landowners do not allow the pipeline company access to rights of way. An attorney representing pipeline opponents has responded.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Paul Elisha: The 2nd Amendment And Reality

 In frequent past circumstances, this currently dispirited paladin was moved to remind certain ‘Second Amendment’ advocates (who’ve had what more of us should believe are misdirected objectives), about its starkly restrictive preamble.  Few of them seem, either to have read and /or correctly interpreted it.  In his first inaugural address, after being elected the third American President, in 1801, Thomas Jefferson said that the sum of a good government is to restrain its citizens….”from injuring one another.” He said this was necessary, “…..to close the circle of our felicities.”

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New England News
12:30 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Republican Challenger Will Ask Vermont Legislature To Elect Him Governor

Republican Scott Milne (left) and Democrat Peter Shumlin (right)
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The second-place finisher in Vermont’s gubernatorial race says he will ask the legislature to elect him governor instead of the incumbent who received more votes.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Reform Group Says Newspaper Report Is More Evidence Anti-Corruption Laws Needed In Albany

The New York Times reports that federal investigators are probing outside income paid to the Speaker of the New York State Assembly, among other lawmakers. A reform group says the article is one more reason that Governor Cuomo and the legislature should adopt long overdue ethical changes.

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New England News
12:26 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Faster Amtrak Service Follows Federally Funded Rail Upgrades In Mass.

An Amtrak train arrives at the station in Hartford, Ct.
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Work is nearly finished on a federally-funded upgrade to the rail line that parallels I-91 between New Haven, Connecticut and the Massachusetts border with Vermont.  The line, dubbed the “Knowledge Corridor,” will soon see faster, but still limited, Amtrak service.  But transportation officials and politicians see great potential for expanded commuter rail.  

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Weather
12:26 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, December 9, 2014. 

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