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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September 26, 2012

12:06 PM
Another Country
Artist : Shadowfax
Album : The Dreams of Children
Composer : Greenberg
ReleaseYear : 1985
Label : Windham Hill
12:24 PM
Switch
Artist : Howie B
Album : Turn the Dark Off
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Island/ Polygram Records
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Love Theme
Artist : Moby
Album : I Like to Score
Composer : Moby
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Elektra

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New York News
12:36 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Cuomo Budget: Reactions To Spending Policies And Tax Cuts

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The budget plan New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled Tuesday has drawn reaction from a variety of public officials and organizations. Here is a look at how the plusses and minuses are breaking down when it comes to spending policies and tax cuts.

Cuomo's $137 billion budget plan includes more money for schools, including a phase-in of funding for universal pre-kindergarten programs, and tax cuts.  The 2014-15 package increases state spending by 1.7 percent.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

The region finds itself in the grip of bitter cold. Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, January 22, 2014. 

New York News
12:59 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Owens Discusses Retirement Decision

Congressman Bill Owens
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NY 21st District Congressman Bill Owens announced last week that he would retire after five years in the House of Representatives. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke to the North Country’s representative about his future plans.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:46 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Paul Elisha: Conscience

Recent and continuing circumstances have impelled this commentator to question, what is it about rules and regulations that makes them seem so onerous for those in political leadership, who promulgate them, then to pursue almost any course, not to adhere to them, themselves?  That such a situation should prevail in this bell-weather bastion of self-governance is more mystifying enough to discomfit and discourage those most affected and disconcerted by it.

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WAMC News
12:44 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Study: Nearly Half Of Black Men Arrested By Age 23

Nearly half of black men and 40 percent of white men are arrested at least once on non-traffic-related crimes by the time they turn 23.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Capital Region News
2:22 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Notable Names In Albany's Black History

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Lincoln Park (Albany, NY)
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

As the nation pauses to remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we take a look at some of the people and businesses regarded as milemarkers on the timeline of black history in our area...

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Good People"

LATHAM – David Lindsay-Abaire is the best playwright you’ve probably never heard of.  And, his ”Good People,” is likely the best play you never heard of.

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Arts & Culture
12:48 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Rob Edelman: Oscar Hype

Each day, it seems, a new film critics group or other such organization announces its Best Film and Best Actor and Best Actress choices for the just-concluded year. Then we have the Golden Globe awards which, let’s face it, is the equivalent of a Triple-A championship baseball game. Now we have the Academy Awards which, as Ed Sullivan used to say, is the “Really Big Show” that is the motion picture industry’s equivalent of the World Series or Super Bowl.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, January 20, 2014.

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