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 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 21, 2012

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Franz Ferdinand
Artist : The Fallen
Album : You Could Have It So Much Better
Composer : Kapranos & MCCarthy
ReleaseYear : 2005
Label : Donmino
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Album : Around the Well
Composer : Sam Beam
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Dream Operator
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Composer : David Byrne
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New York News
12:40 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

FBI Reportedly Probing Marchione Land Purchase

A land purchase by a member of the New York Senate is now part of an ongoing FBI and state investigation into the government in the Saratoga County town of Halfmoon. The Times Union said the questions include a land purchase by state senator Kathy Marchione, a former supervisor in Halfmoon, a town that saw the arrest of its supervisor Melinda Wormuth, who resigned last year after being charged with felonies including extortion and the theft of campaign funds.

Brendan Lyons is the investigations editor and senior writer at the Times Union. He wrote today’s story about the investigation.

Weather
12:25 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, March 26, 2014. 

North Country News
5:45 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Bus Union Discusses Breakdown In Contract Talks

CCTA drivers discuss strike
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The bus strike in Vermont’s most populous county will continue as union contract negotiations stalled over the weekend. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was in Burlington on Monday as drivers discussed the failed talks.

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New York News
3:13 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

DEC Scrutinizing Oil Shipping & Handling

Credit Roy Luck, flickr

With Albany County worried about crude oil shipments, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officials are looking to the EPA for oil spill contingency plans and demanding answers from the major oil shipper at the crux of the controversy.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Paul Elisha: I Arrange A Smile

In the strange reversal of circumstances that have taken place since the Sochyi Olympics seemed to have breathed new vitality into a lifeless Soviet cadaver, this commentator intuits and fears the possible return to times we all could and should have done without.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, March 25, 2014. 

Hudson Valley News
4:22 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

HV Lawmaker Drafts Bill To Require Online Posting Of State Contracts

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A New York state assemblyman from the Hudson Valley is putting together legislation to require New York State to publish state contracts online. The soon-to-be introduced legislation is in response to state deals with IBM.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Rob Edelman: Endless Love?

Countless films have featured couples who, upon first meeting, are like water and oil. In other words, for one reason or another, they simply do not like each other. But as the story develops, they bond and, at the finale, wedding bells are ringing. This is the storyline found in celluloid romances from decades ago, and this remains the formula today.

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Politics
12:28 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Massachusetts Republicans Back Baker For Governor

Charlie Baker addresses the Massachusetts Republican Convention after delegates voted overwhelmingly to endorse him for governor.

Charlie Baker, making his second run for governor in Massachusetts, got the Republican nomination at the state party convention over the weekend.  Baker narrowly avoided a primary fight – at least for now.

Republican activists at the state convention in Boston strongly backed Baker for their party’s gubernatorial nomination with 82 percent of the 2,500 delegates voting for him.

" Thank you for believing in me," Baker said to the cheering delegates.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, March 24, 2014. 

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