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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.

Rogovoy Report for April 24, 2015

Apr 24, 2015

This week the cultural highlights in our greater region include a literary death match, a new exhibit of porcelain sculptures, a cast reunion of a classic comedy, a symphonic concert, a book launch, and 24 hours of experimental drone music.

It's your turn! Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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Over a thousand volunteer laborers will pack into one city block in Springfield, Massachusetts tomorrow to help finish 28 home renovations.  The goal of the project is to create energy efficient and healthy homes in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the United States. 

The house on Prince Street, where Barbara Cisero has lived for 21 years, is going to be painted Saturday, repairs will be made to the porch, a storm door repaired, and the backyard play area for children cleaned up.

" Whatever they want to do is fine with me," she said.

WAMC Photo by Pat Bradley

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took a delegation of about 20 people from different economic sectors on a trade mission to Cuba this week. Among them was Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Garry Douglas. He tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley his focus was aviation and potential opportunities to open travel between the Plattsburgh International Airport and the island nation.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Apr 24, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, April 24, 2015.

The board governing New York’s thoroughbred racing industry met earlier this week and revealed that the harsh winter had a big impact on betting.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

As in many other states, craft beer is on the rise in New York. But new snags have accompanied the brewing boom. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer recently stopped by a brewery in Dutchess County to push for malt barley crop insurance. Farmers and brewers alike say it would help craft brewers increase their locally-sourced ingredients.

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Spring Awakening"

Apr 23, 2015

During the pre-show curtain speech on opening night at the Theatre Institute at Sage production of “Spring Awakening,”  the director, Leigh Strimbeck, told the audience, “Sometimes the right cast comes together for the right musical at the right time and the right place.   This is one of those times.”

Howe Caverns

Howe Caverns in New York’s Schoharie Valley has been a tourist destination since it first opened to the public in 1843, but for more than a century tourists have been unable to access a significant portion of the original discovery. A new tour opening in May will allow guests to see another side. WAMC’s Lucas Willard got a sneak peak…

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Educators, philanthropists and corporate interests from across the globe were in the Adirondacks this week to seek solutions to a global skills gap.

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