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.

Veterans, peace activists, and an historian will be observing the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War at a “teach-in.”  The program, which is free and open to the public, is a collaboration of the UMass Amherst History Department and the Veterans Education Project.

The event- “The Conflicting Legacies of the Vietnam War: Why They Still Matter”  is at 7 PM  Thursday April 23 at Goodell Hall  at UMass Amherst.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the director of the Amherst-based nonprofit Susan Leary.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

The city of Plattsburgh Charter Commission held a public meeting Monday evening to present draft reports on potential changes to the document that guides city government.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Apr 22, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

Michelle Checchi

It’s spring and once again Major league baseball is stating its claim as “the National Pastime.”

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Apr 21, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

The Vermont state auditor has issued a report that finds serious problems remain with Vermont Health Connect, the state’s insurance exchange, and it questions whether the state can fix them in a timely manner.

NASA/Public Domain

From unseasonably cold winters to dangerous summer floods, New York has faced severe weather year-round recently. On Thursday, a statewide public forum is planned to assess and address severe weather issues. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some of the organizers.

Rob Edelman: A French Classic

Apr 20, 2015

One of the all-time great films about war and its impact on those who are irrevocably caught up in a world that is coming apart around them will be screening at Film Forum in Manhattan from April 24 through May 7. It is a new restoration of a French classic. Its title is FORBIDDEN GAMES; it dates from 1952; its director is René Clément, one of the top post-war European filmmakers; and it also is available on DVD.

A leading supporter of a universal health care system in the U.S. says five years after the Affordable Care Act, the law often called Obamacare just points out the deficiencies in American health care. Dr. David Himmelstein, a professor at the City University of New York School of Public Health and co-founder of Physicians For a National Health Program, will speak tonight at 7 at the UAlbany School of Public Health in East Greenbush. Dr. Himmelstein says Vermont was on the right track until Gov. Shumlin withdrew his plan.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Apr 20, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, April 20, 2015.

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