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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.

Herbert London: Greece At The Front Of The E.U. Line

Jul 15, 2015

The Greek Population, or more than sixty percent of the population, voted “no” in the recent referendum, a position in opposition to austerity or any concession for the European Central Bank (ECB). Apparently Greeks love things just the way they are. Unfortunately, others in Europe—more specifically Germany—is unwilling to pay the bill for Greeks to retire in their fifties, receive disability payments for phantom ailments and conduct themselves so profligately that the debt has escalated to over 300 billion euros.

Dr. Kyle Kingsley Among Medical Marijuana Hopefuls

Jul 15, 2015

Despite complaints by some about a lack of public involvement and transparency in the process, New York is expected to soon issue licenses for medical marijuana operations in the state under the compassionate care act that allows use of the drug for certain medical conditions. One of the 43 applicants vying for five licenses to produce and distribute medical marijuana is Empire State Health Solutions, which has plans for a growing operation in Fulton County. Dr. Kyle Kingsley is with Empire State Health, whose sister company recently set up shop in Minnesota.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jul 15, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

ALBANY -   Last year Park Playhouse lost half its outdoor performances because of the rain. This year the audience cheers and applauds as the stage at the amphitheater in Albany’s Washington Park is pelted by a rain storm.

The agreement has been announced, but the many details of the nuclear deal  between Iran and six world powers will be looked over and scrutinized in the coming weeks. Professor James Ketterer, the director of International Academic Initiatives at Bard College, says there are many moving parts to the agreement.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jul 14, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13  meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

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A bill filed in the Massachusetts legislature is aimed at preventing a leading cause of injury to children—falls from windows.  The bill was scheduled for a public hearing today before the legislature’s Committee on Housing.

The bill calls on the state to create a Window Falls Prevention Program. The program would offer education to the public about the dangers open windows can pose to young children and the importance of installing window guards.  

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Echoing a theme that he has championed for years, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was at the Plattsburgh office of the Legal Aid Society Monday to highlight state programs that help homeowners at risk of losing their homes. 

Rob Edelman: Religion And Caricature

Jul 13, 2015

TOUGH BEING LOVED BY JERKS is an odd name for a film. For after all, it will be more taxing if not downright dangerous to be hated by jerks and, in particular, jerks who are petty, vindictive, or just plain evil, not to mention prone to the worst kind of violence. But as you view TOUGH BEING LOVED BY JERKS and consider its point of view, you get to see the origin of the title and how it clearly makes sense within the framework of what is unfolding onscreen.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jul 13, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

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