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.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, March 7, 2014. 

WAMC News
12:35 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Kaprielian: Massachusetts Job Growth Best Since 2000

Rachel Kaprielian

Revised numbers out today show Massachusetts added 55,200 jobs last year, almost all of them in the private sector. State officials say it is the largest number of new jobs in a December-to-December period since 2000. The Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in January. The Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Rachel Kaprielian, said the job gains were varied.

New York News
12:34 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

NY A.G. Partners With Facebook and Instagram To Limit Gun Sales

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The online market is dwarfing gun shows when it comes to firearms sales without background checks. Now, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and gun control groups have partnered with Facebook and Instagram. The social network has agreed to delete posts from users that circumvent gun laws.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Legislature Unlikely To Review Burlington Gun Measures This Session

Vermont Statehouse
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The gun control measures passed by Burlington voters on Town Meeting Day must also be approved by legislators in Montpelier. But it appears unlikely lawmakers will take up the measures before the end of this session.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, March 6, 2014. 

New York News
1:19 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Saratoga Springs City Council Adopts Resolution Against Casino Law

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The Saratoga Springs City Council unanimously passed a resolution opposing New York’s casino gambling law Tuesday night.

Hundreds of area residents packed into Saratoga Springs City Hall Tuesday. The room was seemingly split down the middle, red shirts on one side, white on the other – the colors associated with groups against and for casino expansion at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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New England News
12:43 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Northampton Activist Part Of Gaza Delegation

A peace activist from Northampton, Massachusetts is part of a delegation of 100 women who are traveling to Gaza for International Women’s Day on March 8th.   Paki Wieland was just released from a jail in New York. She was among a group of a dozen people convicted of disorderly conduct as a result of a protest outside the Hancock Air National Guard Base.    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Wieland about the air base protest and the trip to Gaza.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:42 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Herbert London: Resetting Russian Policy

With Russian armed forces seizing control of the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, President Putin has sent a loud and clear message to President Obama. In effect, Putin contends the U.S. support for the political upheaval that dislodged a Kremlin ally, means little in the face of the Russian bear clearly intent on reacquiring “the near-abroad” – those nations lost with the dismemberment of the Soviet Union.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Buchwald: Strip Pensions From Convicted Officials

A freshman state lawmaker says there is growing support for a bill that would strip the pension benefits from any elected official in New York, or state employee, who is convicted of a felony that’s a violation of their public duties. The bill is sponsored in the Assembly by White Plains Democrat David Buchwald.

North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Voters Decide Budgets And Ballot Questions On Vermont Town Meeting Day

Huntington Town Meeting 2006
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Vermonters went to their town halls yesterday to discuss and vote on town issues and budgets.

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