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 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.

Herbert Wolff Reviews "Man of La Mancha"

Jun 19, 2015
Barrington Stage

Many of us who attend and are earnest about summer theater productions in the Berkshire – for this reviewer it’s been almost 40 years – we often wonder to what extent an Artistic Director must consider the limitations of time, budget and availability of performers. And, in order to attract the necessary audience, does he/she try to schedule a season of well-known and popular stage works that nicely fit those limitations? Or, does an Artistic Director look for theatre pieces that challenge both the audience and the performers, and raise their expectations for success.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jun 19, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, June 19, 2015.

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On Wednesday night, nine people in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina were shot to death during a bible study. The shooting once again brings the conversation around gun control reform to the forefront.

Pat Bradley/WAMC

It has been nearly two weeks since convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt broke out of maximum security Clinton Correctional facility in Dannamora, New York. In the time since, hundreds of law enforcement officers have been searching the region and chasing down leads — but they admit they don’t know where the two are yet. The only person arrested so far is prison employee Joyce Mitchell, who authorities say supplied the pair contraband and originally plotted to serve as their getaway driver. Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie this week also confirmed the plan had included the possible murder of Mitchell’s husband, also a prison employee. Wylie sat down with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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The tax rate is staying flat and the city’s financial picture is good. That’s the upshot of the $185 million budget approved by the Burlington City Council this week.

Sean Philpott-Jones: X-ing Out Title X

Jun 18, 2015

Earlier this week, a US House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations released its 2016 budget proposal for funding the Department of Health and Human Services. As part of that proposal, the Republican-dominated Committee recommended eliminating funding for the Title X family planning program.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jun 18, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, June 18, 2015.

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Leaders of a regional school district in the Berkshires are looking at further budget cuts after voters in one of its participating towns rejected a budget override to fund the schools.

Vermont State Police

Franklin County Vermont state Senator Norm McAllister was arrested at the Statehouse in early May and charged with sexual assault, human trafficking and prohibited acts. The allegations include trading sex for rent payments.  A group of residents is now circulating a petition calling for his resignation.

With the so-called “deadline” approaching, questions regarding the P5+1 framework abound. Perhaps several answers will be available when the details are hammered out at the end of June, but, from all accounts, that is unlikely.

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