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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September 28, 2012

12:24 PM
Interstate Love Song
Artist : Stone Temple Pilots
Album : Purple
Composer : Weiland/DeLeo
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Atlantic
12:46 PM
Emma Blowgun’s Last Stand
Artist : Beulah
Album : When Your Heartstrings Break
Composer : Kurosky
Label : Sugar Free Records
12:06 PM
People Keep Asking Why
Artist : Seal
Album : Seal
Composer : Seal
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Sire


New York News
12:16 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Election Day In Most Of NY's Villages

Many villages across New York are holding elections today. One of those contests is a showdown between a longtime incumbent Democratic mayor and a prominent local Republican business owner.

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Hudson Valley News
3:10 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Federal Lawmakers Weigh In On Safety Report For Metro-North

Credit Barry Solow, flickr

A federal report that found major safety lapses at Metro-North Railroad has two U.S. senators looking to the railroad’s new president for change. Meanwhile, a few congressional representatives say it’s time to spend money on improving the nation’s rail system and other infrastructure.

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New York News
2:58 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Affordable Health Care Sign-Up Deadline Near

Credit WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

Uninsured people have a mere two weeks to take action and sign up for Affordable Health Care.

If you are not among those who already have health coverage through an employer or privately obtained comprehensive health insurance, the March 31st deadline for signing up for health insurance is drawing near.

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Arts & Culture
12:51 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Rob Edelman: Angela Lansbury

This seems as good a time as any to pay tribute to an actress who has had quite a career in so many different entertainment industry venues. I am referring to Angela Lansbury.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:41 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Richard Iannuzzi: Standardized Testing In N.Y.

New York State United Teachers Union President Richard Iannuzzi discusses the New York State Education Department and standardized testing.

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12:25 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, March 17, 2014. 

New York News
12:41 pm
Sat March 15, 2014

Community Corner: U.S. Navy Band Chief Musician Suzanne Tiedeman

Chief Suzanne Tiedeman
Credit U.S. Navy Concert Band

WAMC's Weekend Host Lucas Willard speaks with Chief Suzanne Tiedeman, on growing up in the Capital Region, to her career in the U.S. Navy Concert Band.

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New York News
5:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Johnstown Mayor Wants More Public Transportation

Credit AEMoreira042281/Wikimedia Commons

The Mayor of Johnstown, New York is exploring the possibility of expanding public transportation in the Fulton County region. 

Johnstown Mayor Michael Julius said he has expressed his interest in expanding public transportation through the city with Gloversville Mayor Dalton King.

“I’m just having preliminary discussions, just casual talking with the mayor, just to find out what it would cost us to reinitiate the bus service, and that’s the extent of it at this point,” said Julius.

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Listener Comment Line
12:55 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of March 10, 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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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Rogovoy Report for March 14, 2014

This weekend brings classical, jazz, honkytonk, Yiddish, noise-rock, and a whole lot more to the greater Berkshire region.

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