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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New England News
12:53 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Massachusetts' Top Consumer Watchdog Offers Holiday Shopping Advise

Barbara Anthony,Massachusetts Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

The holiday shopping season begins this week with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Barbara Anthony who heads the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation says there are some things people need to keep in mind to have a safe and enjoyable shopping experience.   She spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Edelman: Wide-Screen Wonders

Today our film commentator Rob Edelman discusses a pair of films from the 1950s.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

The bad weather that is hitting parts of the Midwest is heading east.  That could mean treacherous holiday travel for residents of northern New York and Vermont. Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano shares the latest information on the storm. 

New York News
12:18 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Lawmakers Vs. "Knockout Game"

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco
Credit (WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas)

Two New York State legislators are double-teaming "The Knockout Game" with a law designed to inflict severe penalties on those who elect to play.

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Hudson Valley News
5:08 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

PSC Chair Says Commission Will Be Involved In Community Meetings On Energy Plans

The chair of the New York State Public Service Commission is responding to calls for the PSC to become more publicly involved in the early stages of plans for transmission line projects. This comes after two state legislators in the Hudson Valley penned letters of concern to the PSC.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:55 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Coates: Private Health Insurance Got Us Into This Mess

Listener Comment Line
12:50 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Listener Comment Line - Week of November 18, 2013

Our listeners share their thoughts on programming heard this week, in these highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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WAMC News
12:33 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Where Were You 50 Years Ago Today?

Credit U.S. Embassy New Delhi /flickr

For those in their mid-50's and older, where they were 50 years ago this afternoon is likely forever burned into their memories. Ten years ago on the 40th anniversary of the assassination, WAMC staff members recalled where they were on the afternoon of November 22, 1963… when the news came from Dallas that President Kennedy had been shot.

New York News
12:30 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

State Provides Funding for Bio-Tech Partnership

Memorandum of Understanding signed between Clarkson University President Tony Collins (left), Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams (center), and Trudeau Institute President, Director and CEO Ronald H. Goldfarb (right)
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York State will invest up to 35 million dollars over the next five years to bring together two North Country institutions. The goal is to spur commercialization of biotech products.

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New York News
7:00 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Standardized Test Forum Held

Our Children are More Than a Score Forum
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The North Country Alliance for Public Education recently hosted a forum on standardized tests on the Plattsburgh State campus to discuss the controversial Common Core requirements and the impact of testing on students, teachers and parents. The forum was held just days ahead of state education Commissioner John King’s visit to Plattsburgh tonight.

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