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 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.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration is one of the signature events in northern New York’s largest city. Organizers have introduced the schedule for next month’s event and are increasing efforts to engage and excite young people about the historical event.

Carter "At Peace," But What Lies Ahead In Treatment?

Aug 21, 2015
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Former President Jimmy Carter is undergoing treatment for cancer. Carter, who will be 91 Oct. 1, said doctors found four melanoma spots on his brain after removing the cancer from his liver. The former president said is he "perfectly at ease with whatever comes." For more on President Carter's diagnosis, we spoke to Dr. Todd Doyle, a radiation oncologist with New York Oncology-Hematology, who says melanoma is not limited to the skin, as many people may believe.

Here's a sampling of what WAMC listeners had to say this week. 

Rogovoy Report For August 21, 2015

Aug 21, 2015

This week’s cultural highlights in our region include experimental theater, indie-punk, modern dance, bossa nova, and more.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Aug 21, 2015
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, August 21, 2015.

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It’s not yet Halloween, but the scary movies and ghostly decorations are creeping closer and closer. And for those drawn to the paranormal, the unexplainable isn’t restricted to October 31st. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis went along on a nighttime tour of Pittsfield to brush up on the ghosts and legends of the western Massachusetts city.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Aug 20, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, August 20, 2015.

Herbert London: Appeasement Here And Abroad

Aug 19, 2015

After years of inaction, NATO is now attempting to develop a strategy to cope with Russian aggression. A State Department report indicates that Iran has not reduced its global terrorist activity despite the accommodative stances of the P5 + 1 on Iranian nuclear weapons acquisition. The elimination of “stop and frisk” preventive policing action, has resulted in an increase of gun violence in New York City and in other major cities where lapsed police measures have been imposed.

Loudon Wainwright III

Among the performers at this weekend's Summer Hoot music and arts fest at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY is Loudon Wainwright III, who is marking 45 years as one of the nation's most beloved folk singers. He is also coming to The Egg in Albany Oct. 2. and is a former Saratoga Springs resident. He spoke with WAMC's Brian Shields.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Aug 19, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, August 19, 2015. 

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