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.

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Who’s Got the Bacon?
Artist : Howie B
Album : Turn the Dark Off
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Island/ Polygram Records
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Artist : Howie B
Album : Turn the Dark Off
ReleaseYear : 1997
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Album : I Like to Score
ReleaseYear : 1997
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New England News
12:10 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Crackdown On Drugs, Guns Brings Federal, State Charges

Assistant U.S. Attorney for Mass. Paul Smyth announces the indictments of 22 Springfield men on drug and firearm charges.
Credit WAMC

Twenty-two people have been charged in federal and state indictments with drug and firearm offenses in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts.  Law enforcement officials say some dangerous people have been taken off the streets of a city that has seen a recent spike in deadly gun violence.

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New York News
12:00 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

NYRA Details 2014 Meet At Saratoga

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

New York Racing Association officials have detailed the upcoming summer meet at Saratoga Race Course.

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Hudson Valley News
1:41 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Newburgh Elected Officials Push The Need For A Casino

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two elected officials in Orange County have sent a letter to members of the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board, inviting them to tour an area they say needs a casino. At the same time, a new study is out on casinos in Sullivan County.

City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy acknowledged the Catskills’ need for a casino.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, June 23, 2014. 

Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Magic Flute"

“The Magic Flute,” which is being presented by Opera Saratoga in repertory through June 28, is a remarkable opera in all ways.

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New England News
1:06 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Top Labor Official Hails Massachusetts Jobs Report

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts has dropped to a six-year low. The state recorded a 5.6 percent unemployment rate in May, a drop of four-tenths percent from April.  The report ,earlier this week from the state labor department ,said the number of people working in Massachusetts was the most in almost 25 years.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian.

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New York News
12:58 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Hard Rock International Joins Rensselaer Casino Plan

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino sign outside gaming complex in Macao
Credit hardrockhotels.com

Hard Rock Cafe has dropped into the competition for a regional casino on a 24-acre site along the banks of the Hudson River.

De Laet's Landing in the city of Rensselaer is where Hard Rock International, with partners David Flaum and Capital Region OTB, would like to site a $150 to $200 million gambling resort. Earlier this month, the common council voted 6 to 1 approving the casino project. Rensselaer Mayor Dan Dwyer:  "That name is going to draw a lot of people." 

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Listener Comment Line
12:55 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of June 16, 2014

We open up this week's WAMC Listener Comment Line and lend an ear to what you had to say. 

Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Rogovoy Report For June 20, 2014

It’s a big weekend in the greater Berkshire region for the performing arts, with panoply of chamber music, folk-rock, dance and musical theater, just for starters.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Rogovoy Report for June 20, 2014

It’s a big weekend in the greater Berkshire region for the performing arts, with a panoply of chamber music, folk-rock, dance and musical theater, just for starters.

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