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 15, 2012

12:06 PM
Overture / Going Through the Motions
Artist : Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cast
Album : Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, with Feeling
Composer : Christopher Beck/ Joss Whedon
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Rounder Records
12:23 PM
2 Wicky
Artist : Hooverphonic
Album : A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
Composer : Callier, Geerts, B. Bacharach, H. David, P. Henry
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Columbia
12:45 PM
People Keep Asking Why
Artist : Seal
Album : Seal
Composer : Seal
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Sire


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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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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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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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Opponents Continue Fight Against Jet, Supporters Pleased With F-35 Burlington Beddown

Credit U.S. Air Force

National Guard officials and Senator Patrick Leahy announced Tuesday that the U.S. Air Force will base 18 F-35 fighter jets at the Vermont air guard facility.  Opponents plan to continue their efforts to stop the plane from coming to Vermont. Supporters, ecstatic with the selection, say it’s time to move forward.

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12:25 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, December 4, 2013. 

New York News
12:00 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

New York Equine Industry Representatives Present Challenges To Lawmakers

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Representatives of the equine industry in New York state testified before a state assembly committee today on their concerns about how upcoming changes in the state’s gaming landscape could negatively effect horse racing and breeding.

According to a 2012 study commissioned by the State of New York, 33,000 fulltime workers – including trainers, breeders, track workers, hay farmers and other affiliated industries – are supported by the equine industry in the Empire State.

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