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
1:07 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Albany Law School Introducing New Program On Racing, Equine And Gaming Law

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Beginning in September Albany law school is launching a new concentration in equine, racing, and gaming law. The program is being introduced as states including New York and Massachusetts are expanding casino gaming.

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New York News
1:08 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Former Police Officer Admits Role In Fatal Crash

A former upstate New York police officer has been sentenced to three to nine years in prison after admitting responsibility for the driving while intoxicated crash that killed a friend.

Local media outlets report that 23-year-old Mark Fusco pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree vehicular manslaughter for the crash that killed 22-year-old Sean Murphy last year.

Fusco was off-duty as a police officer in the neighboring city of Rensselaer when his car crashed into a tree in the town of East Greenbush, across the Hudson River from Albany.

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New England News
12:53 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Tax-filing Deadline Is Near

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The IRS says nearly 30 percent of us wait until April to file our income taxes.  With April 15th approaching, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Gregory Rosica, contributing author to the 2014 Ernst and Young Tax Guide.

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New York News
2:15 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Capital Region Mayors Discuss Housing Issues

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Several Capital Region mayors gathered in Schenectady Thursday to discuss the housing sector challenges facing their cities.

The mayors’ roundtable was part of the day-long summit “Strengthening Cities, Communities & Homes.” Participants took part in discussions and heard from experts including leaders from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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New England News
12:58 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Massachusetts House Leaders Propose Leaner Budget Than Gov. Patrick's

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The Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee released its proposed state budget this week. It calls for slightly less spending than the $32.6 million budget proposed by Governor Deval Patrick.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with State Representative Stephen Kulik of Worthington, who is vice-chair of the committee.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Rogovoy Report For April 11, 2014

This weekend in the greater Berkshire region you can hear a string quartet, a jazz quintet, a world-pop ensemble, a retro-funk outfit, art songs, and a Brahms symphony, among many other cultural attractions.

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Listener Comment Line
12:42 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of April 7, 2014

We lend an ear to what you had to say this week. Here are highlights from this week's WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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New England News
12:30 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Political Campaign Spotlight Focuses On New Hampshire As Sanders Visits and Brown Announces

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New Hampshire is in the political spotlight years before its first-in-the-nation primary. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders visits this weekend, fueling speculation over a possible presidential run. That happens just days after former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown officially kicked off his campaign to become Senator of the Granite State.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, April 11, 2014.   

New York News
6:25 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Syracuse Airport Home For Remote Drone Pilots

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Military drones piloted from Syracuse attack targets in Afghanistan. Griffiss airport in Rome tapped to test the safety of commercial drones.  With little fanfare upstate New York has become central to adaptation of unmanned aerial vehicles. Last night, the controversy over drones came to Utica.

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