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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Hudson Valley News
8:16 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

NYS Assembly Budget Establishes Utility Consumer Advocate

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The New York State Assembly budget calls for the creation of a state Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate, an idea that has not been picked up the Senate in previous budgets but is being pushed by non-profit group AARP.

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Hudson Valley News
4:12 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Clearwater Turns To The Public To Help Create An Environmental Song

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“Imagine.” “We Shall Overcome.” “We Are The World.” Could a new tune join the ranks of our most iconic message songs? Hudson Valley non-profit Clearwater is asking the global community to help write a song about a topic the environmental organization says is the all-encompassing issue of the day. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the Build-a-Song project.

Clearwater Music Director Linda Richards says the environmental group is looking for a climate change anthem.

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Capital Region News
1:02 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

The Pipes Of Troy

Could frozen pipes influence a citywide election?
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Thanks to frigid temperatures that froze supply lines, some Troy residents had to do without water for 11 straight days. The water woes may have eroded public confidence in city leadership.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Rogovoy Report for March 13, 2015

Retro-soul chanteuse Kat Edmonson brings her unique, self-described “vintage pop” sounds to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday at 8pm. A sweet singer with a uniquely expressive voice, Edmonson’s style defies easy categorization, rooted in jazz but pulling liberally from rock, classic pop, country, classical, ethnic music, and folk. To me, her vocals sound like a blend of Billie Holiday, Macy Gray and Emmylou Harris.

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Listener Comment Line
12:46 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Listener Comment Line - Week of March 9, 2015

It's that time again. Time to playback this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Charter Commission Meets With City Council

Plattsburgh Charter Commission meets with City Council
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The Plattsburgh City Charter is a 94-page document originally drafted in 1902 that determines the boundaries of the city and its governmental structure. But it hasn’t been updated in decades and needs modernization.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, March 13, 2015.

New England News
12:22 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Transparency At Issue In Battle Over Boston Olympic Bid

A rendering of a proposed Olympic stadium near downtown Boston
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The group opposing efforts to bring the Olympics to Boston is keeping its donor list secret.  Olympic boosters are paying big salaries and hefty fees to staffers and consultants with ties to former Governor Deval Patrick.   Two private entities are waging a public battle over bringing the Olympics to Boston in 2024.

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WAMC News
1:00 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

UAlbany Study: Social Media Potentially Addictive, Linked To Substance Abuse

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If you can't resist the urge to check Facebook on your smartphone during every waking hour, you're not alone. A  recent University at Albany study finds excessive use of online social networking can not only be addictive, but may also be associated with other impulse control disorders, including substance abuse.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Vermont Senate Maintains Protections In Aid-In-Dying Law

Vermont Senate Chamber
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The Vermont Senate has opted to maintain a series of patient protections in the state’s aid-in-dying law that were scheduled to expire next year.

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