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

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Weather
12:12 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, August 20, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
3:31 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

HUD Deputy Secretary Wants Westchester Fair Housing Settlement Completed

It is the fourth anniversary of a fair and affordable housing settlement agreement between the federal government and Westchester County. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about an agreement he wants to push across the finish line.

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Arts & Culture
12:49 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Rob Edelman: Bad Movies

I see a lot of movies. This may seem like fun, but in fact it is part of my job. In other words, it is work.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:37 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Richard Iannuzzi: What Do Parents Really Want?

Earlier this month, the State Education Department released results from the first standardized tests tied to the new Common Core standards adopted by over 40 states.

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Weather
12:05 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, August 19, 2013. 

Capital Region News
12:50 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Troy Waterfront Farmers Market Sees Growing EBT Use

A banner indicates that EBT cards are accepted at the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market.
Credit Hannah Hohenstein-Flack

By 10 on a recent Saturday morning, the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market was already busy.  The market partners with SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.  Open Saturdays, the farmers market takes place at the convergence of River and Third Streets in downtown Troy, an area that, like many urban centers, features more convenience stores and eateries than markets.   Shoppers looking for an alternative to otherwise limited options can find organic fruits, vegetables and herbs, locally-produced meat, fish, and dairy, in addition to prepared foods from neighborhood businesses,

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Vermont Attorney General Reacts to Circuit Court Ruling

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell

On Wednesday, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision invalidating two Vermont laws pertaining to state oversight of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell tells North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that while many aspects of the decision were disappointing for the state, there were some important determinations in the state’s favor.

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Capital Region News
12:50 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Roller Derby All Stars Influence Community Connections

All Stars Roller Derby banner at the Washington Armory.
Credit Brandon J. Holmes

The Albany All Stars Roller Derby league recently held a fundraiser at McGeary’s Irish Pub in downtown Albany. The proceeds were given to a member of the league who was the victim of a car theft.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Quebec Delegate General Discusses Importance of New York-Quebec Relationship

Quebec Delegate General Andre Boisclair

The Quebec Delegate General is the province’s ambassador to the U.S. The government office he leads in New York is Quebec’s primary representation in the U.S., promoting provincial business, investment, government, education and cultural affairs. Delegate General Andre Boisclair is in Lake Placid this weekend to attend a cross border conference.  He spoke with North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about the economic links between Quebec and New York’s North Country.

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New York News
4:01 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Saratoga County Sheriff's Race Intensifies

The campaigns in the race for Saratoga County Sheriff are intensifying, and some big political names have taken an interest in the candidates.

On September 10th, primary voters will choose the Republican nominee to run for the next sheriff of Saratoga County. Current sheriff James Bowen is retiring after more than four decades.

Former Stillwater Town Judge Michael Zurlo spent much of his career in law enforcement in various positions at the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office including Senior Criminal Investigator.

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