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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New York News
1:00 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Lack Of Trust In Government Takes Center Stage At Town Hall Meeting In Ballston

Rep. Paul Tonko speaks at Ballston Town Hall
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Distrust in government was a theme that dominated discussion at a town hall meeting with Congressman Paul Tonko in the Saratoga County Town of Ballston Wednesday night.

Tonko, a Democrat of New York’s 20th District, met with constituents at the Ballston Town Hall on Wednesday. The meeting was the sixth of its kind the congressman has held in his district during the current Congressional session.

"I like the outreach. I like gathering with constituents and opening it up to every question and any question that could be imagined," said Tonko.

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New York News
12:33 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Countdown To Affordable Care

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With some uncertainty and much anticipation, New Yorkers join all Americans in preparing for a monumental change in the nation’s health care. Proponents of the Affordable Care Act believe it should not be feared, but embraced. They aim to set the course of public perception in a friendly direction.

Public health exchanges are scheduled to begin operations October 1st. They were created by federal mandate to make affordable health insurance available to everyone.

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Weather
12:08 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano shares the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, August 22, 2013. 

New York News
2:29 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Republican Party Leaders Rail Against President Obama's NY, PA Bus Tour

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National and state Republican Party leaders are calling President Obama’s upcoming New York visit a lame duck bus tour.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Herbert London: Decline, Decline, Decline

The president of the United States has lied on every important issue of the day, from the targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS to the murder of those serving the country in Benghazi.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Owens Holds Town Hall in Plattsburgh

Town Hall with Congressman Bill Owens 8-20-13
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Upstate New York Congressman Bill Owens held a town hall at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh Tuesday evening to take questions from constituents in the Northeast part of his district.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano shares the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, August 21, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
2:16 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

United Water Files Reponse With PSC On Water Supply Need For Rockland

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United Water New York has filed a response to the Public Service Commission’s order for the company to provide information relating to the need for a new water supply source for Rockland County. This comes as United Water has begun preliminary work on a controversial desalination plant.

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Arts & Culture
12:51 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Stockholm"

Stageworks in Hudson has a reputation for producing cutting-edge theater.  Their current offering,-the American premiere of “Stockholm,” - elevates that reputation for creating provocative and disturbing theater.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Sanders Discusses VA Medical Opportunities

Dr. Hugh Huizenga (left), Senator Bernie Sanders (center), Deborah Amdur (right)
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, extolled the innovative programs of the White River Junction VA Medical Center during a press conference in Burlington on Monday.

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