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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September 28, 2012

12:24 PM
Interstate Love Song
Artist : Stone Temple Pilots
Album : Purple
Composer : Weiland/DeLeo
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Atlantic
12:46 PM
Emma Blowgun’s Last Stand
Artist : Beulah
Album : When Your Heartstrings Break
Composer : Kurosky
Label : Sugar Free Records
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People Keep Asking Why
Artist : Seal
Album : Seal
Composer : Seal
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Sire

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Democrats Endorse 21st District Congressional Candidate

Aaron Woolf
Credit Aaron Woolf

Democratic chairs in the 12-county 21st Congressional district have announced their endorsement of a candidate to run for the seat being vacated by retiring New York Congressman Bill Owens. They’ve selected an individual with no political background.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Another winter storm is upon us. It's a whopper. Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, February 13, 2014.

New York News
4:59 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Washington County Law Enforcement Hope To Raise Community Awareness Of Drug Abuse

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Washington County law enforcement officials are pushing for more community awareness of drug abuse and addiction through more oversight of pharmacies.

Washington County District Attorney Tony Jordan says there are a lot of misconceptions about drug abuse and the reality of highly-addictive methamphetamines.

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Commentary & Opinion
1:17 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Herbert London: The Faltering American Foreign Policy

At President Obama’s State of The Union Address scant attention was given to foreign policy. He did note that “the war in Afghanistan is coming to end;” but in reality the war continues. It just so happens the U.S. will be absent from it. Yet the truncated reporting on foreign policy is suggestive. Could it be there is little to report or is it more telling to suggest that there is little good news to report?

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WAMC News
12:35 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Another Church Shuttered In Mohawk Valley

Credit David Chanatry

Lutheran Bishop Marie Jerge closes the last service for the Christ Lutheran church in Little Falls with its few remaining members in attendance. The dwindling number of church members might be a reason for its closing, but the religious veterans who have been attending for decades remember Christ Lutheran playing a huge part in their lives.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Another round of messy winter weather is heading our way.  Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano discusses the latest track of the storm in his Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, February 12, 2014. 

WAMC News
12:25 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

League Of Conservation Voters Releases Scorecard On Congressional Environmental Votes

Credit League of Conservation Voters

The New York League of Conservation Voters released its annual environmental review of the state’s Congressional representatives.

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New England News
12:17 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Senate Committee Holds Hearing On Federal Court Vacancy In Western Mass.

Credit WAMC

A vacancy on the federal court in western Massachusetts is a step closer to being filled. The nominee, Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni, has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington.

Mastroianni told the committee that the experiences in his legal career, first as a prosecutor, and then building a successful private practice as a criminal defense attorney before being elected Hampden D.A. four years ago, had prepared him to become a federal judge.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:43 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Paul Elisha: Observations From "The Greatest Generation"

For those of us with multi-generational and still functioning memories, except for techno-centric system difficulties, there’s little to be optimistic about with respect to the present state of governance at just about every level, in these apparently ‘disunited states of America’.  For this archaic member of the so-called “Greatest Generation,” time seems to have U-turned into reverse mode, by more than ninety years.  Although it had backed away from the League of Nations and World Court, The U.S. in 1921 (the year before this commentator was born) convened separate conferences on limiting naval tonnage and non-use of asphyxiating gasses; to which most nations agreed.  The U.S. avoided signing a commitment against the use of armed force, without congressional approval, which somehow seems not to have been given.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Public Hearing On Shumlin Budget Lightly Attended

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A statewide public hearing last night on Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s proposed 2015 budget drew few people, but those who testified made it clear that social services must be protected.

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