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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October 16, 2012

12:44 PM
Boys Don’t Cry
Artist : The Cure
Album : Boys Don't Cry
ReleaseYear : 1979
Label : Fiction Records
12:23 PM
Novio
Artist : Moby
Album : I Like to Score
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Elektra/Wea

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New York News
12:49 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Saratoga Springs Hosts New York Public Transit Expo

Credit Lucas Willard

The leaders of the businesses and agencies that support public transportation in New York are meeting for a two-day conference in Saratoga Springs. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that the industry is focusing on forging new partnerships.

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New York News
12:37 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Hear Us Now? Verizon vs. Rules & Regulations

Verizon lost a minor battle to NYS Attorney General Eric Schneidermann, conceding to give Fire Island customers a choice between VoiceLink and voice over fiber.
Credit Composite image by Dave Lucas/WAMC

Verizon has lost one small battle with government regulators, but the internet arm of the telecom giant continues its fight to create so-called "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" on the net.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Pipeline Hearing Contentious

Addison Natural Gas Project map
Credit Vermont Public Service Board

The Vermont Public Service Board held a hearing on a proposed new natural gas pipeline Tuesday, leading to an at times raucous, tense exchange between opponents and board members.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano runs down the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, September 12, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
5:38 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Voters Choose Rockland's Democratic Candidate For County Exec

Credit WAMC

A former employee in the Clinton administration is the Democratic choice to run for county executive in one Hudson Valley county, while an incumbent Democratic mayor indicted on political corruption charges came up short against four opponents on primary day. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the region’s electoral results.

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North Country News
5:30 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

9/11 Commemorated at Border Crossing

Presenting the colors at the Champlain border
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Champlain Port of Entry commemorated the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks with a ceremony at the border between the U.S. and Canada this morning.

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New York News
1:23 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Meet The Candidates: Saratoga Springs Mayoral Race

With primary season over, campaigns across New York are looking toward November. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard sat down with the Republican and Democratic candidates for Mayor of Saratoga Springs, who shared their ideas on some of the key issues facing the community.

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Capital Region News
12:48 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Sheehan Victory: Albany Democrats Ready For Change

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany Democrats have spoken. The primary is over, and City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan is well on her way to taking office as the capital city's first female chief executive... 

Albany Democrats have a new sense of momentum - going in a positive direction, if former city councilman and mayoral candidate Corey Ellis' concession speech is any indication. Pre-election polls had already given Kathy Sheehan a large advantage going into Tuesday's primary. Her victory address at the packed Albany Pump Station reflected the anticipation that something new is beginning.

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New England News
12:25 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Voters Kill Hard Rock Casino Project

Voters in West Springfield on Tuesday delivered a knockout punch to casino industry giant Hard Rock.   The vote to reject an $800 million dollar casino project leaves just two competitors standing for the lone casino license that will be issued in western Massachusetts.

By a lopsided margin of 55 to 45 percent, West Springfield voters turned down a development agreement that could have seen Hard Rock build a casino, hotel, and year-round concert venue on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition, home of the annual Big E agricultural fair.

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Weather
12:16 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newsflash: It's HOT.  How long can it last? Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, September 11, 2013. 

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