Midday Magazine

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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

October 22, 2012

12:46 PM
Louise
Artist : John Whelan
Album : Celtic Reflections
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Narada
12:23 PM
Hyperballad (Brodsky Quartet version)
Artist : Bjork
Album : Telegram
Composer : Björk, Nellee Hooper, Marius De Vries
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : One Little Indian

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Herbert London: Why Are The Humanities Disappearing

I often find myself in the odd position of addressing the question “why are the humanities disappearing?” In most instances my interrogators assume I will say something about the desire for vocational training in an environment where jobs are scarce. Clearly that is an answer, but a partial and unreflective response.

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New England News
12:29 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Springfield Gets OK To Spend $13M On Tornado Recovery

Officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development toured the tornado-damaged Maple High-Six Corners neighborhood shortly after the June 1,2011 storm
Credit WAMC

Officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have approved plans by the city of Springfield, Massachusetts to spend $13 million on redeveloping an impoverished area of the city damaged by June 1,2011 tornado. 

Damaged and blighted buildings will be torn down, streets and sidewalks repaved, new houses built, a park and other public properties improved in Maple High-Six Corners, a low income neighborhood still struggling to recover from the historic 2011 storm.

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Weather
12:18 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano check with the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, December 11, 2013. 

New York News
6:45 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Governors File Clean Air Petition

Credit National Parks Service

Eight Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday seeking to force nine other states to reduce their air pollution.

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Hudson Valley News
1:30 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Riverkeeper Raises Concern Over Fracking Waste As De-Icer For NY Roads

Credit Kate Ter Haar, flickr

A New York environmental group says the use of fracking waste on some of the state’s roads is occurring more than initially thought. The state agency that regulates the use of fracking brine says it ensures the waste does not have high concentrations of pollutants.

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New York News
12:55 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

The Day Apartheid Came To Upstate NY

Nelson Mandela’s life of 95 years is being honored in Soweto today. But before Mandela was a sainted founding father of modern South Africa, he was a political prisoner in nation split by apartheid.  Local activists still remember the day 32 years ago when the city of Albany briefly took center stage in the struggle.

In his remarks today at the gathering honoring Mandela, President Barack Obama made a passing reference to the Springboks.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Wintry weather is with us again.  Meteorologist Paul Caiano tells us how much snow and ice we can expect.

New England News
12:13 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Process Winnows Field Of Massachusetts Casino Applicants

An artist's rendering of MGM Resorts proposed casino development in Springfield, MA

MGM Resorts International is looking to get a green light this week from Massachusetts gaming industry regulators to file a final application to build a $800 million resort casino in downtown Springfield. Investigators for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission have found no reason to disqualify the Las Vegas-based company from the casino licensing process.

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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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