Midday Magazine

Weekdays, Noon - 1pm; Weekends, Noon- 1pm

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
Tue April 7, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Spring Series
1:45 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

WAMC Spring Series: A Look At Maple Season

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Warm days and cold nights are supposed to ease us into spring: slowly melt the snow and ice and let the crocuses burst into bloom.  The warm and cold cycle also triggers the sap run in maple trees and the start of sugaring season in the Northeast.  

It’s a sure sign of spring when the trees are tapped.  “There’s a little sap so we’ve got to get the spout in.”

And the sap flows into sugarhouses where evaporators get fired up to boil a sweet spring treat.
It’s maple season in the North Country.

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Hudson Valley News
1:17 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

NY Elected Officials Ask FERC For AIM Project Rehearing

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (center); Buchanan Mayor Theresa Knickerbocker (right) and Peekskill Mayor Frank Catalina (left)
Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York’s two U.S. senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman have penned a letter to a federal agency, asking for a rehearing concerning a pipeline expansion project. Local elected officials have been filing similar letters.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Rob Edelman: The Rebirth Of Kevin Costner

Once upon a time, Kevin Costner was a movie star. Was he ever a great actor? Well, no. But he did exude a screen star presence, and his career had legs. He was Eliot Ness in THE UNTOUCHABLES and Jim Garrison in JFK. He played Wyatt Earp and Robin Hood, and was Whitney Houston’s love interest in THE BODYGUARD. He was toplined in BULL DURHAM and FIELD OF DREAMS, two of the best of the modern-era baseball films. He even won an Academy Award, not for his acting but for directing DANCES WITH WOLVES.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, April 6, 2015.

North Country News
1:05 pm
Sun April 5, 2015

Conversation With McGill University Coordinator Of Emerging Economy Tour

Credit McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management

This was the eighth year that students, faculty and alumni from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management traveled to an emerging economic area of the world on what they have tagged the “Hot Cities” tour.
WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with trip coordinator Associate Professor Karl Moore about the recent trip to Hong Kong, Jakarta, and Bali.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Sun April 5, 2015

Holidays With Family

Take any holiday morning…and the Quinn-Rowe family is dressed to the nines. My mother is wearing her “holiday diamonds” and is emulating a Jackie O. style. Freshly showered and finally smelling like something other than last night’s Fireball shots, my brothers are dapper alongside one another in their button-downs and loafers. Kevin, my stepfather, is hurrying us all along in his pressed suit as I rush to the car in my 6-inch high heels and “church wear.”

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New York News
1:42 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

New York State Budget Tweaks VLT Gambling

Credit wikipedia.org

The New York state budget agreed upon this week includes changes to language regarding video lottery terminal gaming facilities.

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Capital Region News
1:02 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Community Rally Scheduled After Death Of Man In Police Custody

Early Thursday morning, Donald “Dontay” Shaw Ivy died following an encounter with Albany police. Different narratives have unfolded regarding the interaction between officers and Ivy, who was Tased during the struggle. The death has led to a call for justice and a rally outside police headquarters tonight.

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Listener Comment Line
12:55 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Listener Comment Line - Week of March 30, 2015

Climate change, the Daily Show's new host and Herb London were all on the minds of WAMC listeners this week. Here are  highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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