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 19, 2012

12:10 PM
Louise
Artist : John Whelan
Album : Celtic Reflections
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Narada
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Echo
Artist : Incubus
Album : Morning View
Composer : Incubus
ReleaseYear : 2001
Label : Immortal

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Not To Be Forgotton

Today, our film commentator Rob Edelman discusses some movies out on DVD that should be given a look during Oscar season.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

NY: Vatican Survey & "Francis Effect"

Pope Francis raised eyebrows when he announced the Vatican would conduct a global survey. The poll has made somewhat of a "soft landing" in North America.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Much of the WAMC Listening area received  snow, ice, or a combination of the two to begin the week. Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano tells us how long the threat of wintry precipitation will be with us. 

New England News
12:47 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Slow Population Growth Forecast For Massachusetts

A new study projects continued slow population growth for Massachusetts for the next 20 years. Some parts of western Massachusetts could see population declines according to this forecast.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Susan Strate, manager of the Population Estimates Program at the UMass Donahue Institute.

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New York News
12:56 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

NY Education, PISA And Common Core

Education advocates in New York State have a full plate going into the next legislative session. Students in the United States ranked 36th among nations in mathematics, reading and science, according to the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment. The test, given to half a million 15- and 16-year-olds worldwide every three years, is regarded as a leading survey of education systems a snapshot of the global state of education.  Young people in Shanghai scored highest of all tested.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Andrew Coates: Time To Reflect

December arrives under honking Geese. As the last dying leaves find their way to the ground, frost tints the mornings, snow flurries lick the landscape, and Orion rises before bedtime. Holiday gatherings have begun. Time away from work and school might not allow us a whole day for reflection. But we might each find at least a moment of reverie or pause.

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Listener Comment Line
12:40 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Listener Comment Line - Week of December 2, 2013

We lend you an ear, as we roll back highlights from this week's WAMC Listener Comment Line.

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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. 

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