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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Arts & Culture
12:49 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Rogovoy Report for April 3, 2015

This weekend’s cultural highlights in the greater region include an original avant-jazz score being performed live to a classic Italian silent film; an exhibition of luminous landscapes by a Berkshire artist; a string trio; a cabaret-rock show; a public conversation between two contemporary cultural icons; and the premiere of a new dance work by a top Israeli choreographer.

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New York News
12:33 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Kremer Discusses Education Changes, Teacher Evaluations

Credit Tim Kremer

Education took center stage this budget season in Albany, with teacher evaluations, testing, and tenure the major points of debate as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature worked on the details of the spending plan, which passed this week. Tim Kremer, the Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association, has been going over the fine print on some of the major education changes, including teacher evaluations.

New England News
12:30 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Vermont House Moves School Merger Bill To Senate

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As experts and researchers debate the possible benefits and drawbacks of consolidation, the Vermont House has moved an education spending and governance bill that encourages school district mergers to the Senate.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Fri April 3, 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, April 3, 2015.

New York News
1:53 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Cuomo, Leaders And Education Reforms

With education in flux across New York thanks to the Common Core, there's a mixed reaction to Governor Andrew Cuomo's provisions for it in the freshly finished budget.  

$1.6 billion has been allocated for education in a spending plan that includes several reforms. The budget negotiations are only the latest fault line between the governor, legislative leaders and the powerful teachers’ union.

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Hudson Valley News
1:26 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

MSMC Students, Staff Protest Professors' Termination

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

More than 150 students and staff at Newburgh’s Mount Saint Mary College gathered Wednesday to protest the termination of two professors. They say freedom of expression is at stake as Catholic policies encroach. The Board of Trustees chair disagrees.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Vermont House Gives Preliminary Approval To Water Quality Bill

Osmore Pond
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The Vermont House gave preliminary approval Wednesday evening to a measure designed to clean up pollution in all of the state’s waterways.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, April 2, 2015.

New York News
5:30 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Sewer And Water Infrastructure Funding Praised

Albany Capitol

Debate is continuing over the new budget deal reached late last night in Albany, but environmental and conservation groups are praising the inclusion of $200 million in New York’s new budget for water and sewer infrastructure projects.

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New York News
12:52 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

NYS County Health Officials: 'Don't wait. Vaccinate!'

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Health professionals throughout New York are spreading the word: get vaccinated!

Health advocates want to convey the message that immunizing our children is good for them and for our communities, and essential to public health.   For each of the routine childhood vaccines, the national health promotion and disease prevention initiative Healthy People 2020 target is 90 percent coverage. On average, 95 percent of all students in New York are fully immunized. But recent outbreaks of long-controlled diseases and a burgeoning anti-vaccination minority have officials concerned.

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