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
12:35 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

Expert Sees Disarray In Massachusetts Casino Landscape

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The effort to bring casino gambling to Massachusetts is “on the verge of being a mess,” according to a gaming policy expert.  Voters in Palmer and East Boston rejected casino projects on Election Day.  There is the possibility some casino developers won’t pass a strict background check.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Clyde Barrow, a professor of public policy at UMass Dartmouth, who specializes in the gaming industry.   He asked Barrow to assess the current state of casino development in Massachusetts

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New York News
4:25 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Officials Announce Reopening Of Historic Hudson River Bridge

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

National, state, and local officials gathered in the Saratoga County town of Northumberland today to mark the completed restoration of an historic bridge that connects a system of recreational trails.

The crowd gathered on the newly refurbished Dix Bridge spanning the Hudson River between Greenwich and Northumberland, connecting Washington and Saratoga Counties. The original structure was constructed in 1895, and since 2009 local organizations and municipalities have worked to transform the aging span into an accessible walkway open to pedestrians, cyclists and snowmobilers.

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Listener Comment Line
12:53 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Listener Comment Line - Week of November 4, 2013

We listen to what you had to say this week, in these highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Coates: Corporate Influence On Medicine

Today, commentator Dr. Andrew Coates discussed the corporate influence on medicine.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Rogovoy Report for November 8, 2013

Today, Seth Rogovoy touches on some art and cultural highlights in the Berkshires this weekend.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Railroad Officials Discuss Vandalism and Future of Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Credit Jack LaDuke

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is a tourist train that provides scenic rides in the Lake Placid and Utica regions. In early October, a locomotive was vandalized. The damage is being investigated as a deliberate attempt to stop the train’s operations. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with two of the non-profit railroad’s officials about the incident and how it is impacting future plans for the rail line.

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New York News
12:20 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Assemblywoman Cracks Down On Puppy Mills

Credit Linda Rosenthal

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is being urged to sign into law a bill that would give local governments across New York more power to regulate pet dealers, thereby cracking down on abusive puppy mills that supply dogs.

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Weather
12:19 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano takes a look toward the weekend in his Midday Weather Summary for Friday,  November 8, 2013.

New York News
5:45 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Adirondack Reaction Mixed to Propositions' Passage

Hardwood Hill, Adirondacks
Credit Carl Heilman II

There is both praise and disappointment in the Adirondacks over the passage of New York ballot proposals four and five on election day.  While the approval of Prop 4 is widely praised, the NYCO land swap remains controversial.

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New York News
4:25 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Saratoga County Chooses First New Sheriff In Four Decades

On Tuesday, Republican Mike Zurlo won with  61 percent of the vote. Zurlo, who also ran on the Independence Party line, was challenged by Conservative and Democratic Party candidate Phil Lindsey, who received 35 percent of the vote. Jason Longton Jr., who ran on his own Stop Corruption Party line, received 3 percent.

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