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
4:21 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Orange County Serves As Site For Film Shoot

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

The premiere movie at the Hoboken International Film Festival is based on a true story. It’s also being shot this month in Orange County, bringing film crew and well-known actors to the region, who in turn spend money locally. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was at the Paramount on Monday, looking in on some of the scenes.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:47 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Karen Magee: The Battle for Public Education

A battle for the future of public education is simmering in Albany.  It’s a battle that – as president of New York State United Teachers – I’m very comfortable having.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

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

New England News
12:09 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Five-Year Ban On Casino Jobs Proposed For Springfield Elected Officials

MGM plans to start construction this year on an $800 million casino and hotel in downtown Springfield.
Credit MGM Springfield

The Springfield, Massachusetts city council is considering an ordinance that would put restrictions on public officials obtaining jobs at the new MGM casino being built in the city.

Under a proposed municipal ethics ordinance, the city’s elected officials—the mayor and 11 city councilors – would be barred for at least five years from obtaining a job at the MGM casino after leaving the city’s employment.  Non-elected officials who are considered “major policymakers” would face a two-year ban.

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North Country News
12:55 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Elise Stefanik Holds Ceremonial Swearing-In In Plattsburgh

Republican Elise Stefanik at ceremonial swearing-in Saturday January 10, 2015 in Plattsburgh
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Republican Elise Stefanik, the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress at the age of 30, held a ceremonial swearing-in Saturday in her home district in northern New York.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Rob Edelman: Oldies But Goodies

One of the pleasures of DVDs, Blu-rays, and other sources for home entertainment is the opportunity to discover older films that, not too long ago, only would be screened at museums or in specialized movie houses. This was never more apparent when, a few years ago, I was screening DVDs of a number of 1930s features directed by the Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu for inclusion in the Leonard Maltin Classic Guide. While doing so, it hit me: Once upon a time, in order to see these films, I would have had to travel into New York City-- if they were being shown, for example, at the Museum of Modern Art. Or perhaps they might be found in a small theater in Paris’s Left Bank. Plus, I would have had to adjust my schedule to the dates and times in which the individual films were screening. Happily, this is no more-- and I've recently been discovering some excellent (but little-known) French films that are well-worth seeing and enjoying.

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New England News
12:32 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Smith College Economist Says Hosting Olympics Is Economic Gamble

The U.S. Olympic Committee last week picked Boston to make the American bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.  Backers say the games will enhance Boston’s image as a world-class city. Opponents fear a costly boondoggle.  Smith College economics professor Andrew Zimbalist has researched the costs in his new book “Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup.”  He spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

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Weather
12:27 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, January 12, 2015.

Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Sun January 11, 2015

David Nightingale: 4G-LTE

Advertised on TV, amongst videos for Nissans flying over snowy half-pipes, or an attractive Toyota lady exhorting us to 'let's go places', companies offering TV-plus-internet-plus-phone are talking "4G LTE". There must be many experts who know what "4G LTE" means, but the people I asked, both young and old, didn't. Actually, I didn't even find one who knew. I'm not a computer-trained person, so, for what it's worth, here's what one may find on the internet.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Sat January 10, 2015

Saratoga Springs To Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. With Weekend Of Events

Credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com; source: Library of Congress

From Saturday, January 17th, through Monday, the 19th, Saratoga Springs is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year's celebration in the Spa City will feature a keynote speaker, a film screening, performers, and community service projects. 

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