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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Playlist

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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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Environmental Watch List Focuses On Climate Change Issues

Credit Vermont Law School

The Vermont Law School has released its annual Environmental Watch List. This year, the authors focused on legal and policy actions dealing with climate change.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Jason Caterina
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, December 26, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Wed December 25, 2013

Herb London: Previewing State Of The Union

The State of the Union address by President Obama is a month away, but the content and orientation of that speech can be limned from White House briefings. Rather than discuss failures such as a healthcare website that still rejects applicants or ellipses such as the unrecorded conversations about the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi or political coercion such as the selective IRS vetting process for not-for-profit organizations, the president will concentrate on the deal with Iran as a major achievement.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:35 pm
Wed December 25, 2013

Rabbi Dan Ornstein: My Masterpiece

She walks up to me after morning services, her face uplifted and bright.  “I wanted to let you know about some great news I got from my son,” she grins.  Those few moments after morning worship before I go back to my office are usually when members of my synagogue tell me their worst news about sadness, illness, death.  Her promise to tell me about something happy intrigues and relieves me.  “He has been writing since he was sixteen,” she begins.  “After more than twenty years of writing professionally, he sold a screenplay for a new movie.  My husband and I will be visiting him on the set

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WAMC News
12:25 pm
Wed December 25, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, December 25, 2013.

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New York News
12:32 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

What To Do About Plastic Grocery Bags?

Old plastic bags discarded along the streets of Albany, NY.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Environmentalists are encouraging citizens to make the holiday season a time for recycling.   "If you walk down the street you will see plastic bags stuck in trees, you will see them in the sewers..."  Saima Anjam  with Environmental Advocates of New York believes disposable bags are usually good for a single trip from the store and have a useful life of about 12 minutes.  The group is encouraging Governor Andrew Cuomo to address New Yorkers' $10 billion disposable bag-per-year habit by imposing a fee on retailers who package consumer purchases in disposable bags.  "In Washington D-C, they

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WAMC News
12:30 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Jason Caterina's Midday Weather Summary

Credit WNYT

WNYT's Jason Caterina delivers the WAMC regional weather summary.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Vermont And Entergy Reach Agreement On Future Of Vermont Yankee Operations

Vermont Yankee
Credit Entergy/NRC

After years of contentious debate and legal battles, the state of Vermont and Entergy, the company that owns the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant announced on Monday afternoon that a settlement has been reached that will end all ongoing litigation and delineate a compressed decommissioning schedule.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Springfield Casino Supporters Pleased With Suitability Finding On MGM

Casino supporters in Springfield, Massachusetts received an early Christmas present on Monday. A regulatory ruling paves the way for a final decision this spring on what has been billed as the biggest economic development project in the city’s history

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission, after reviewing a 10- month background investigation, cleared MGM Resorts International to be the lone applicant for a casino license in western Massachusetts. The Las Vegas-based entertainment industry giant is proposing an $800 million resort casino in downtown Springfield.

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New England News
12:54 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Episcopal Diocese Creates New Ministry On Climate Change

Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
Credit episcopalchurch.org

Churches are becoming more active on the issue of climate change.  The Episcopal Diocese of  Western Massachusetts has created a new position for environmental spirituality.  Bishop Douglas Fisher has appointed Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas of Amherst as the Missioner for Creation Care.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Rev. Bullitt-Jonas.

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