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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.

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Hudson Valley News
3:09 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Two NYS Legislators Look To Regulate E-Cigarettes

Two New York state legislators from the Hudson Valley say they will push legislation at the beginning of the year that would regulate e-cigarettes the same way as regular, tobacco cigarettes. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue proposed regulations on the vapor cigarettes soon.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Paul Elisha: Thanksgiving

As this year’s momentous Thanksgiving Day approaches, adorned with marketing grossness and all-out efforts at political pay-off, pay-back and pontification, this commentator’s conscience is belabored by the habitual harking back to less volatile times, when we were regaled with more memorable tales of Native-American generosity, that made the First Thanksgiving not only possible but seemingly more worthy of our remembrance.  Tragic but true, the selfless generosity shown by Native-American tribes to far too many of those who came here seeking ownership, instead of apportionment, was eventually repaid with rapacious plunder and greed.  Former Poet-Laureate, William Jay Smith (of partial Native-American extraction, himself) has immortalized the inhumane treatment of  American –Indian tribes in his now historic poem: “The Cherokee Lottery,” hailed as one of the “great works” of American literature.

New York News
12:27 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

New Yorkers Unite Against Hunger

Credit Wikipedia

With Thanksgiving approaching, New Yorkers have been bracing for the impact of cuts to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. That impact may not be as severe as initially thought...

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Weather
12:25 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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The first winter storm of the season is nearly upon us. Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the messy details of the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, November 26, 2013. 

New England News
12:53 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Massachusetts' Top Consumer Watchdog Offers Holiday Shopping Advise

Barbara Anthony,Massachusetts Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

The holiday shopping season begins this week with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Barbara Anthony who heads the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation says there are some things people need to keep in mind to have a safe and enjoyable shopping experience.   She spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Edelman: Wide-Screen Wonders

Today our film commentator Rob Edelman discusses a pair of films from the 1950s.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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The bad weather that is hitting parts of the Midwest is heading east.  That could mean treacherous holiday travel for residents of northern New York and Vermont. Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano shares the latest information on the storm. 

New York News
12:18 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Lawmakers Vs. "Knockout Game"

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco
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Two New York State legislators are double-teaming "The Knockout Game" with a law designed to inflict severe penalties on those who elect to play.

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Hudson Valley News
5:08 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

PSC Chair Says Commission Will Be Involved In Community Meetings On Energy Plans

The chair of the New York State Public Service Commission is responding to calls for the PSC to become more publicly involved in the early stages of plans for transmission line projects. This comes after two state legislators in the Hudson Valley penned letters of concern to the PSC.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:55 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Coates: Private Health Insurance Got Us Into This Mess

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