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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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Playlist

September 21, 2012

12:06 PM
Franz Ferdinand
Artist : The Fallen
Album : You Could Have It So Much Better
Composer : Kapranos & MCCarthy
ReleaseYear : 2005
Label : Donmino
12:24 PM
The Trapeze Swinger
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Around the Well
Composer : Sam Beam
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Sub Pop
12:39 PM
Dream Operator
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : True Stories
Composer : David Byrne
ReleaseYear : 1986
Label : Sire

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Hudson Valley News
9:26 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Hudson Valley Officials Welcome Regional Economic Development Grants

3D printed tree frogs
Credit Creative Tools, flickr

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced that $716 million in regional economic development grants has been awarded around the state. The Mid-Hudson Valley region is on the receiving end of nearly $60 million for 87 projects.

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New York News
2:01 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

North Country Reaction To Regional Council Funding Awards

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

In New York’s third round of awards to the Regional Economic Development Councils, the North Country was named a Top Performer Awardee and received the fifth highest level of funding.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Plaid Tidings"

Fellow cynics beware the production of “Plaid Tidings” playing at Cohoes Music Hall through Sunday.  It’s like being trapped in an elevator that has an endless loop of music that plays every holiday song ever written.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, December 12, 2013. 

North Country News
5:45 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

District Court Returns Appeal On Nuclear Plant Tax To State Court

Vermont Yankee
Credit Entergy/NRC

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled Tuesday that a generating tax imposed by the state on Vermont's only nuclear plant is legal and sent the appeal back to the state court.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Herbert London: Why Are The Humanities Disappearing

I often find myself in the odd position of addressing the question “why are the humanities disappearing?” In most instances my interrogators assume I will say something about the desire for vocational training in an environment where jobs are scarce. Clearly that is an answer, but a partial and unreflective response.

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New England News
12:29 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Springfield Gets OK To Spend $13M On Tornado Recovery

Officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development toured the tornado-damaged Maple High-Six Corners neighborhood shortly after the June 1,2011 storm
Credit WAMC

Officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have approved plans by the city of Springfield, Massachusetts to spend $13 million on redeveloping an impoverished area of the city damaged by June 1,2011 tornado. 

Damaged and blighted buildings will be torn down, streets and sidewalks repaved, new houses built, a park and other public properties improved in Maple High-Six Corners, a low income neighborhood still struggling to recover from the historic 2011 storm.

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Weather
12:18 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano check with the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, December 11, 2013. 

New York News
6:45 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Governors File Clean Air Petition

Credit National Parks Service

Eight Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday seeking to force nine other states to reduce their air pollution.

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Hudson Valley News
1:30 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Riverkeeper Raises Concern Over Fracking Waste As De-Icer For NY Roads

Credit Kate Ter Haar, flickr

A New York environmental group says the use of fracking waste on some of the state’s roads is occurring more than initially thought. The state agency that regulates the use of fracking brine says it ensures the waste does not have high concentrations of pollutants.

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