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 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.

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With September primaries and November elections in their sights, elected officials are strategizing as they begin to encounter challengers.

Rob Edelman: Two For The Price Of One

Jun 15, 2015

 

LOVE & MERCY is based on the life of Brian Wilson, the composer-performer-musical genius who back in the early 1960s was instrumental in making the Beach Boys one of America’s most successful musical groups. However, LOVE & MERCY is a bit different from other biopics in that two actors play the central character. Paul Dano is cast as Wilson as a younger adult, while John Cusack plays him as an older adult.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jun 15, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, June 15, 2015.

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A collaborative artist workspace recently celebrated its grand opening in downtown North Adams, a city intent on capitalizing on the creative economy.

Rogovoy Report for June 12, 2015

Jun 12, 2015

The cultural highlights in the greater region this weekend include a collaboration between a public radio icon and a witty choreographer; a chamber music ensemble and a renowned choreographer; a baritone and a pianist; new Italian art; two one-woman shows; and the opening of an all-time great musical.

The call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage has been sweeping New York and the nation, but not everyone is on board.

Listeners share their thoughts on Medical Monday, Herb London and Stephen Leibo, among other topics, in this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

As many urban schools face struggles, including high dropout rates and lagging test scores, the former chancellor of the New York City schools says gifted students from low-income backgrounds are not being supported in many of today's schools. Dr. Harold Levy now serves as the executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke foundation, which recently issued a report on the problem of low-income students not having the chance to take part in advanced learning opportunities.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jun 12, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, June 12, 2015.

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A program to repair structurally deficient bridges in Massachusetts is about to run out of money.  Legislators point to the renovation of the Willimansett Bridge in western Massachusetts as one of the program’s success stories.

Horns blared and people cheered as the steel truss bridge spanning the Connecticut River between Holyoke and Chicopee reopened to traffic Thursday afternoon following a four- year renovation.

The traffic was music to the ears of Fiore Santaniello, owner of Capri Pizza located just a few blocks down Cabot Street off the Holyoke side of the bridge.

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