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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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Weather
12:25 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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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.

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.

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