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 the BBC, The Innovation Trail, 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.

Klezmer music has enjoyed growing popularity in recent years, but its roots go back centuries to Eastern Europe. The music has also been influenced by American trends after arriving on these shores. For more on Klezmer, its sound and its history, we spoke with Lorin Sklamberg of the Klezmatics, who will play this Sunday at The Egg in Albany.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Nov 16, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, November 16, 2015.


Massachusetts lawmakers heard testimony on Monday regarding Governor Charlie Baker’s proposed legislation to combat the opioid crisis in the commonwealth.

Garrett Graff

Vermonter Garrett Graff has worked in Washington D.C. for 13 years a journalist, most recently at Politico.  He is now moving back to his home state where he hopes to mount a campaign for Lieutenant Governor as a Democrat. But questions have emerged over whether he is even eligible to run under the state’s residency requirements. Graff explained to WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley why he decided to return and why he thinks he should be allowed on the ballot.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Computer chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries invited members of the public in for an open house this week. While the community got a taste of what goes on at the Saratoga County Fab 8 site, local reporters had a chance to meet with company leadership.

It's time to lend an ear to what our listeners had to say this week. Here are highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

Rogovoy Report For November 13, 2015

Nov 13, 2015

This weekend our region boasts literary readings, early music, new age music, new musical theater, new poetry, classical, opera, and Broadway.

University of Massachusetts

Former Congressman Marty Meehan was inaugurated Thursday as the 27th president of the University of Massachusetts in a ceremony where speakers said his enthusiasm and political skills made him the right person at the right time to lead the state’s public university system.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Nov 13, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, November 13, 2015.

WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

It was a long road to the first legal medical marijuana harvest in New York this week.