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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Weather
12:24 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newchannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano shares the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, July 30, 2013. 

New England News
12:20 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Springfield Mayor Seeks State Police Help As Gun Violence Flares

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno
Credit City of Springfield

More Massachusetts state troopers will be deployed to Springfield in response to an uptick in gun violence this summer. Funding was previously approved by the Massachusetts legislature

Members of the Massachusetts State Police Community Action Team will be assigned to Springfield following a personal appeal Monday, in writing and on the telephone, to the head of the state police from Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno.

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Hudson Valley News
1:20 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Utility Merger Opponents Ask The PSC For A Rehearing

Credit Christopher Sessums, flickr

Opponents of an approved utility merger in the Hudson Valley are asking the state Public Service Commission to reconsider its decision.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Herbert Wolff Reviews "The Chosen"

Theater reviewer Herbert Wolff looks at Barrington Stage Company's production of "The Chosen," playing August 3rd in Pittsfield, MA. 

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Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Rob Edelman: Family History

A couple months ago, while still playing the film festival circuit, an extraordinary documentary-- one of the very best films of the year-- opened theatrically in the U.S. It now slowly is making its way into theaters. I saw it this past fall at the Toronto Film Festival and discussed it in detail. I want to cite it again because it is well-worth spotlighting as it becomes increasingly available to audiences.

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New England News
12:26 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

HUD Foreclosure Decision Expected In September For Tornado Damaged Homes

More than two years after a tornado tore through a low-income housing cooperative in Springfield, Massachusetts, the residents of the damaged complex face an uncertain future.  More than two dozen homes remain vacant and condemned and there is the threat of foreclosure by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

We are greeted by improving weather conditions to start the week. Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, July 29, 2013. 

Arts & Culture
12:25 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Herbert Wolff Reviews "Camelot"

 Theater reviewer Herbert Wolff takes a look at the Glimmerglass production of "Camelot,"  running this summer in Cooperstown, NY.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Listener Essay by Chris Pawelski

Recently, a regular WAMC commentator discussed the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act. I disagreed with much of what I heard. As a fourth generation onion farmer from Orange County who has dealt with this issue and the actors behind it for the past 17 years, and whose family has employed and housed seasonal farmworkers for decades, allow me to detail what the facts are.

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Arts & Culture
12:39 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Bob Goepfert Reviews WTF Production Of "Pygmalion"

If you only know of the George Bernard Shaw play “Pygmallion” as the source material for the musical “My Fair Lady,” you really don’t know the work.  “Pygmailion” is a biting, funny social satire about women’s rights and class distinctions.

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