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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New York News
12:18 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

Cuomo To Release Budget Tuesday

Credit Karen DeWitt

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo releases his state budget proposal next Tuesday, and many will be watching to see what it contains and how the numbers will add up.

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New York News
4:37 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Saratoga County Officials Seeking Distance From Aspects Of SAFE Act

Credit Saratoga County

Local leaders in Saratoga County are taking steps to distance the county from provisions under New York’s SAFE Act, one year after its enactment.

This week, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors’ Law and Finance committee advanced a measure proposed by County Clerk Craig Hayner and Sheriff Michael Zurlo to remove the Saratoga County seal from state-issued letters to county residents requesting pistol permit renewals.

Under the SAFE Act, in March, the state will be sending out 3,000 recertification letters to permit holders in Saratoga County.

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Arts & Culture
12:53 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Rogovoy Report for January 17, 2014

This weekend brings film, art, literature, dance, honkytonk, indie-folk – you name it, the Berkshires has it this weekend.

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Listener Comment Line
12:47 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of January 13, 2014

We listen to what you had to say this week, in these highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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New York News
12:32 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Hamilton College President Discusses White House Summit

Credit Hamilton CollegeHamilton president Joan Hinde-Stewart.Edit | Remove

The president of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York was among the leaders of higher education from across the nation who were at the White House yesterday for a conference hosted by the president and first lady on getting low-income students into college. Hamilton president Joan Hinde-Stewart says the discussion involved getting these students into college, helping them pay tuition, and giving them the help and guidance they need to graduate. She says it was a deeply personal issue for her.

New England News
12:27 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

City Eyes Future For Historic Downtown Church

Old First Church at Court Square in Springfield, MA
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The city of Springfield, Massachusetts is continuing preservation efforts on one of the oldest church buildings in New England, while looking to find a place for the property in the plans for downtown urban renewal.

Bids are being solicited by the city of Springfield for repairs to historic Old First Church, a white wood framed building in Court Square in the heart of the city’s downtown.  Patrick Sullivan, the city’s director of buildings management, said it’s estimated the church needs $100,000 in work to repair damage caused by the 2011 tornado.

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12:25 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano checks in to deliver the Midday Weather Forecast for Friday, January 17, 2014. 

Capital Region News
12:53 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

It's on! 2nd Annual Mayor's Cup Pits RPI Against Union

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

It's on! The second annual Mayor's Cup Game will pit two of the Capital Region's toughest men's hockey teams against one another.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Sean Philpott: Rage Against The Dying Of The Light

Until last week, most people had never heard of Lisa Bonchek Adams. A devoted wife and mother to three young children, Ms. Adams has been battling end-stage cancer for the last seven years.  This 44-year-old Connecticut woman has chosen to fight her disease tooth and nail, including enrolling in a clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City.

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North Country News
12:45 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Vermont Governor Presents Budget Proposal

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin delivered his budget address to a joint session of the Vermont Legislature Wednesday afternoon.

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