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
12:39 PM
Love Theme
Artist : Moby
Album : I Like to Score
Composer : Moby
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Elektra

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New England News
12:34 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Springfield Budget For New Fiscal Year Approved Without Cuts

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno's recommended budget was approved by a unanimous vote of the Springfield City Council
Credit WAMC

The city of Springfield, Massachusetts has a budget in place for the fiscal year that begins July 1st.  The city’s elected officials are in agreement that following years of recession-forced spending cuts, the budget for fiscal year 2015 moves the city forward.

The $581.9 million budget recommended by Mayor Domenic Sarno was adopted by the Springfield City Council Monday night by an 11-0 vote with two councilors absent.  The vote wrapped up the least contentious budget season in the state’s third- largest city in recent years.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, June 17, 2014. 

New York News
1:54 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Greenberg On Latest Siena Poll Results

Steve Greenberg discusses Siena College's poll results for the New York State gubernatorial race. Results show Governor Cuomo with a lead over Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Rob Edelman: A Holocaust Film Set In The 1960s

World War II may have ended in the mid-1940s. The concentration camps were liberated and those who survived the horrors of the era were supposed to get on with their lives. But for many, the war never really concluded. The brutality of the time and the decisions made by individuals of all backgrounds reverberated through their souls, in many cases for the rest of their lives.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, June 16, 2014.

Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

David Nightingale: Metronidazole

The doctor wrote the prescription in that Sanskrit that pharmacists are fortunately familiar with, and I took it immediately to the drug store. The swelling on my nose had been pre-cancerous, and I didn't want to delay.

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New York News
12:50 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Second Primary Debate Held In Republican Race For 21st Congressional District Seat

Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny in the WWNY Watertown studios
Credit Thom Hallock/Mountain Lake PBS

Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny held their second debate last night. They are running in the Republican primary for the 21st Congressional district seat, which encompasses all of northern New York.

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Capital Region News
12:49 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

East Greenbush Board Supports Casino Plan

Credit WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

Casinos top the list of issues that have been driving the area agenda. Governor Andrew Cuomo put the wheels in motion during his second State of the State address in 2012. "Let's amend the constitution. Let's do gaming right. Let's make it safe. Let's protect our people. Let's get the jobs back in New York."

The governor reasoned that building new gambling casinos would prop up New York's failing economy.   In November 2013, Cuomo's proposition was approved by voters, and  "casino chatter" has dominated the headlines ever since.

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Listener Comment Line
12:45 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of June 9, 2014

WAMC listeners weighed in on myriad topics this week. Here are highlights from this week's Listener Comment  Line. 

New England News
12:35 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Spero To Play Nyro At Guthrie Center

Christine Spero will perform Laura Nyro's music this weekend.
Credit Christine Spero

What do all the following songs have in common: "Any When I Die" by Blood, Sweat and Tears, "Eli's Coming" by Three Dog Night, "Stoney's End" by Barbara Streisand and "Stone Soul Picnic" by The Fifth Dimension? They were all hit records and they were all composed by Laura Nyro. The music of Laura Nyro, who died at 49 in 1997, will come alive again this weekend at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. The Christine Spero Group will present Spero Plays Nero. Bandleader Christine Spero described what first attracted her to the music of Laura Nyro.

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