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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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Paul Elisha: Pious Fraud

One of this commentator’s  favorite  pundits was the great progressive pamphleteer, Thomas Paine, whose lack of moderation in rhetoric perhaps did more to incite the American Revolution, than any other literary wordsmith of his time, with his fiery 50 page pamphlet: “Common Sense.” Paine’s answer to his critics was simple and straightforward, “Moderation in temper is always a virtue, but moderation in principle is always a vice,” he wrote.

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WAMC News
12:39 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

2013: Looking Back At The "Pope Francis Effect" And Other Religion News

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Religious news figured prominently in the headlines during 2013.   The world was shocked in February 2013, when Benedict became the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. Fast forward nine months: Benedict's successor, the Argentine Pope Francis, was named Time Magazine's "person of the year." Not bad for a fellow who once upon at time worked as a bouncer!

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Communities Across Region Celebrate First Night

First Night Celebrations are planned across New York’s North Country and Vermont today.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast

Jason Caterina
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the Midday Weather Summary, with an eye on a potentially large snowstorm heading our way. 

New England News
12:13 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Traditional Events Mark The End Of 2013 In Western Mass.

People in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts will have an opportunity to celebrate the last day of 2013 and bring in 2014 at several long-standing events

A year ago there were concerns First Night Northampton might not survive, but the event with an eclectic mix of music and art is taking place today for the 29th consecutive year.  There are a record 22 venues and hundreds of performers throughout the city’s downtown.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Umass Set To Expand Springfield Presence In 2014

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There had been talk for decades about bringing a campus of the University of Massachusetts to Springfield.  After a year of study by university officials, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced in late 2013 that a downtown Springfield office building would be the location for a UMass satellite center.

Shortly after Robert Caret became President of the University of Massachusetts System three years ago he was lobbied by Springfield political and business leaders to locate the  first-ever satellite campus in the downtown of the state’s third largest city. 

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New England News
12:29 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Massachusetts Awards Tax Credits For Mill Redevelopment Project

Ludlow Mills

Additional Massachusetts state tax credits have been awarded for the largest brownfields mill redevelopment project in New England.  The award will help advance a  project to build housing in part of a sprawling former textile mill in Ludlow.

The Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office awarded a $300,000 tax credit this month for a project to build senior housing in the former Ludlow Mills. It comes from program to promote reuse of historic buildings in Massachusetts.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast

Jason Caterina
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, December 30, 2013. 

New York News
2:00 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Poll Gauges Support For Tupper Lake Development Project

Credit ADK Works

The contentious debate over a large development project in the Adirondacks continues as supporters have released a poll showing residents want the jobs that could result if the Adirondack Club and Resort breaks ground.

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New York News
1:08 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Saratoga Area Will Have Plenty Of New Faces In 2014

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

For Saratoga Springs, 2013 was a year of transitions. It was an election year featuring high-profile political campaigns, a controversial ballot initiative, and plenty of new faces getting in place for 2014.

On January 1st, 2013, former Saratoga County Clerk Republican Kathy Marchione left her position of more than 15 years to become state Senator for the 43rd District, a seat long held by Roy MacDonald. In February, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Democrat Peter Martin to the clerk’s office.

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