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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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Rob Edelman: Dickens In Love

For decades, the behind-the-scenes lives of the famous have been fodder for celluloid “exposes.” In recent years in particular, filmmakers have been attracted to tales of illicit romances during times in which strict codes of social conduct were supposed to be adhered to. The latest example is THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, which is directed by Ralph Fiennes. THE INVISIBLE WOMAN charts the evolving relationship between an older Charles Dickens, who also is played by Fiennes, and a young woman named Nelly Ternan.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

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

New York News
5:45 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Advocates Want Stronger DEC Invasive Proposal

Asian Clams, an invasive species in Lake George
Credit Fund for Lake George

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing new regulations to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The new rules are welcome, but lake defenders say they don’t go far enough.

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Listener Comment Line
12:51 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of January 6, 2014

We lend an ear to what you had to say this week, in highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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Arts & Culture
12:46 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Rogovoy Report for January 10, 2014

This weekend brings a Jamaican-born singer-guitarist who only comes with a D-String; a soul singer who finally caught the spotlight after 50 years in the trenches; and several art exhibitions, including one focusing on the art of the nude, and another on endangered species of animals.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano gives us a preview of weekend weather conditions, in his Midday Weather Summary for Friday, January 10, 2014.

New York News
12:14 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Immigrant Advocates Respond To Cuomo's 2014 Agenda With Goals Of Their Own

Immigrant advocates in New York have responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address by announcing their own agenda for 2014.

Governor Cuomo’s 2014 State of the State address included proposals to lower taxes on businesses and homeowners, build infrastructure, promote tourism, and train new workers. But a lack of emphasis on initiatives to assist the state’s immigrant population upset Jacki Esposito of the New York Immigrant Coalition.

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New York News
5:05 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Capital Region/Southern Adirondack Lawmakers React To Governor Cuomo's State Of The State

Credit Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Following New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, leaders in the Capital/Saratoga region are offering their thoughts on what they’d like to see in 2014.

The Governor’s State of the State speech focused on a variety of topics, from education, economic development, tourism, and infrastructure.

But it was the governor’s focus on reducing spending and reduction of property taxes that caught Schenectady and Saratoga County Republican Assemblyman James Tedisco’s ear.

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New York News
12:55 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

North Country Reacts To State Of The State

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit Pat Arnow

Many of the initiatives in Governor Cuomo’s State of the State are being welcomed by officials in New York’s North Country.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano checks in with the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, January 9, 2013.

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