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 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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Weather
12:25 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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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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Weather
12:25 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, January 16, 2014.

New York News
3:38 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Picture Of Casino Gambling In Capital Region Coming More Into Focus

Credit Triin Q's photostream Flickr

The picture of casino gambling in New York’s Capital Region is coming more into focus, with word that a Western New York company is seeking possible development in Albany.

According to a local attorney, the Rochester-based Capital Gaming LLC has signed a contract to purchase Tobin’s First Prize Center, the long-vacant site of a former meat packing facility located near I-90 in Albany.

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New York News
1:00 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

21st District Scrutinized As Incumbent Withdraws

New York's 21st Congressional District

The abrupt announcement Tuesday that Congressman Bill Owens will retire from his seat in Congress means the sprawling 21st district is an open race.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:49 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Herbert London: Ideological Warfare on Campus

Recently the University of Colorado noted that political affiliation and orientation would be a protected category in the university’s nondiscrimination policy. What prompted this action were reports from conservative faculty members that their viewpoints have been stifled.

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New England News
9:00 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Continued Lack of Congressional Action On Farm Bill Raising Concerns

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Farm Bill sets the nation’s food, nutrition and agriculture policy agenda. It’s generally a five-year bill. The overdue legislation that is being negotiated in Congress expired in 2012 and its provisions have been retained through continuing resolutions.  The new Farm Bill was expected to receive a final vote shortly after Congress returned to session, but negotiations have stalled.

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