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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October 15, 2012

12:06 PM
Overture / Going Through the Motions
Artist : Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cast
Album : Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, with Feeling
Composer : Christopher Beck/ Joss Whedon
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Rounder Records
12:23 PM
2 Wicky
Artist : Hooverphonic
Album : A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
Composer : Callier, Geerts, B. Bacharach, H. David, P. Henry
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Columbia
12:45 PM
People Keep Asking Why
Artist : Seal
Album : Seal
Composer : Seal
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Sire

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New York News
7:00 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Maple Expert Discusses New Book

The Sugarmaker's Companion: Michael Farrell Part One

The Sugarmaker's Companion: Michael Farrell Part Two

Cornell University operates a maple research forest in Lake Placid. The manager of that sugarbush, Michael Farrell, has written a new book: The Sugarmaker’s Companion: An Integrated Approach to Producing Syrup from Maple, Birch and Walnut Trees looking at the management and economics of sugaring.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Rob Edelman: Survivor Films; Power Corrupts

What do films like ALL IS LOST, GRAVITY, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, and WORLD WAR Z, among so many others, have in common? Sure, all were released theatrically in 2013; however, even though their characters and the specifics of their storylines differ, all are linked in one major way.

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New York News
12:47 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Albany Institute Partners With Google

Google's William Floyd with the Google Street Trolley
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The Albany Institute of History & Art has teamed up with Google, announcing this morning a move that will make its collection instantly available to anyone, anywhere in the world.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Is a January thaw in the works?  Not so fast.  Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers a very cold Midday Weather Summary for Monday, January 27, 2014.

New England News
12:20 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

New Massachusetts Cultural District Launched

Students from the Community Music School in Springfield,MA perform at the official launch of the new cultural district
Credit WAMC

A new Massachusetts cultural district has been launched in Springfield.  Advocates for the district believe it will help boost tourism, promote more art and music programs, and preserve historic buildings.

The “Springfield Central Cultural District” is an area of the city’s downtown that is home to museums, live performance venues, art galleries and historic buildings.  It is the 19th cultural district recognized by the state – a designation not easy to come by, according to Anita Walker, executive director of the state cultural council.

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New York News
6:15 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Community Members Question Executive Budget Details

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has dispatched members of his cabinet to communities across the state to review his executive budget. During the presentation Thursday in Plattsburgh, local officials and business owners peppered the state representative with questions.

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Listener Comment Line
12:55 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of January 20, 2014

"Don't call it snail mail!"  That's just one of the messages you delivered, as we hear in highlights from this week's WAMC Listener Comment Line.

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Arts & Culture
12:55 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Rogovoy Report for January 24, 2014

Berkshires cultural guru Seth Rogovoy checks in with his weekly roundup of cultural events in our region. 

Weather
12:25 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, January 24, 2014. 

Capital Region News
12:19 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

State Of The City: Un$ettled

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said Thursday night in her first State of the city Address - "City government is no longer working the way it is currently structured."
Credit WNYT

Municipal operations are about to undergo a major overhaul in Albany.

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