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 28, 2012

12:24 PM
Interstate Love Song
Artist : Stone Temple Pilots
Album : Purple
Composer : Weiland/DeLeo
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Atlantic
12:46 PM
Emma Blowgun’s Last Stand
Artist : Beulah
Album : When Your Heartstrings Break
Composer : Kurosky
Label : Sugar Free Records
12:06 PM
People Keep Asking Why
Artist : Seal
Album : Seal
Composer : Seal
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Sire

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Politics
12:34 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Federal Budget Talks Seen As Moving Forward

Credit Tax Credits, flickr

The December 13th deadline for a bipartisan federal budget deal to avoid another partial government shutdown in January is a week away.  Negotiators, headed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan—a Republican and Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray—a Democrat, appear to be making progress.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Jo Comerford, Executive Director of the National Priorities Project—a Northampton-based research center.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Vermont Supreme Court Hears Stormwater Appeal From Wind Opponents

Credit Green Mountain Power

Opponents of the Lowell Mountain Wind project took their case to the Vermont Supreme Court on Thursday, where lawyers argued whether the state improperly permitted the project’s stormwater permits.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano casts an eye toward the weekend, in his Midday Weather Summary for Friday, December 6, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Bermuda Avenue Triangle"

LATHAM – Sometimes, even in December, the most sentimental among us get tired of shows that are holiday oriented. With “Bermuda Avenue Triangle,” Curtain Call Theatre in Latham is offering the ultimate in alternative holiday scheduling.

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Hudson Valley News
1:38 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

NYS Republican Senator Kicks Off Candidate Forums In 41st District

NYS Senator Greg Ball (standing); Rob Rolison (seated at table on the right)
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

A Republican New York state senator is working to ensure that his neighboring district returns to GOP hands in November.

Republican Greg Ball is the state Senate Republican Committee co-chairman, and is hosting a series of forums aimed at unseating the Democratic senator in the 41st District – freshman Terry Gipson. He held the first forum Wednesday night in Putnam County.

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WAMC News
1:01 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Radio On

You turned off the TV - now it's come after you... via radio!

Radio has survived and thrived for years beyond what self-proclaimed cultural and technological “experts” predicted.

Terrestrial radio may someday be eclipsed by satellites and cyberspace, but WAMC President and CEO Alan Chartock says --- not in the near future

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Sean Philpott: We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us

This past Sunday marked the 26th annual World AIDS Day, which is held every year on December 1st to remember the nearly 30 million people who have died from the disease since it was first identified in 1981.

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Weather
12:08 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, December 5, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
12:42 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Herbert London: Chinese Air Defense Zone

The negotiations over Iran’s potential nuclear weapons arsenal has pushed all other foreign policy issues out of the headlines. But as Washington muses about Iran, one of the boldest attempts to challenge the U.S. as a Pacific power has occurred with very little commentary.

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New England News
12:33 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Massachusetts Awards Grants To Train People For Skilled Manufacturing Work

Massachusetts Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki toured a precision manufacturing classroom at Springfield Technical Community College in October 2013
Credit WAMC

Massachusetts is putting more money into an effort to fill a growing demand for workers in advanced manufacturing.   One workforce development program in western Massachusetts is recruiting the unemployed, underemployed and recently returned military veterans.

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