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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Listener Comment Line
12:55 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Listener Comment Line - Week of October 14, 2013

We lend an ear 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 October 18, 2013

Rogovoy Report for October 18, 2013

Seth Rogovoy highlights some art and cultural events coming up in the Berkshires this weekend.

Hip-hop, jazz, classical, klezmer, photography, and illustration, the Berkshires has it all and more this weekend. Here are just a few highlights:

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New York News
12:33 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Halfmoon Supervisor Faces Felony Charges In Alleged Theft Of Campaign Dollars

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Halfmoon town supervisor “Mindy” Warmouth faces up to seven years in prison after hearing charges Thursday in connection with allegedly stealing thousands from her campaign committee.

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Weather
12:16 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano paints the weekend weather picture in his Midday Weather Summary for Friday, October 18, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Leibo: The Tea Party's Role In The Government Shutdown

Today, our commentator Dr. Steven Leibo discusses the role House Speaker John Boehner and the Tea Party had on the Government Shutdown. 

DOCTOR STEVEN LEIBO IS PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL HISTORY AND POLITICS AT THE SAGE COLLEGES. ARCHIVES OF HIS COMMENTARIES CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT LEIBO’S WORLD WATCH…

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY WAMC’S COMMENTATORS ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE AUTHORS AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF WAMC OR ITS MANAGEMENT…

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New York News
12:39 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Poughkeepsie Fiasco Fosters Call For Resignation

NYS education Commissioner John King in Poughkeepsie
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Striving to maintain an open dialog on Common Core, the state Education Department is reportedly working on developing a new format  for Commissioner John King's town hall-style discussions, which he cancelled after one in Poughkeepsie erupted in anger and frustration.  

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Congressional Reaction to Shutdown-Default Deal

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Reaction from congressional representatives in Vermont and northern New York to the agreement ending the government shutdown and avoiding default came quickly on Wednesday.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano has a look at prevailing weather conditions - and offers a short term prognostication of weather conditions to come. 

New England News
12:13 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Westfield State University President Placed On Paid Leave Pending Investigation

Westfield State University Trustees begin a meeting on the fate of University President Evan Dobelle as some students(standing) look on. Seated (l to r) are board chairman John Flynn, attorney for the board Jim Cox, Dobelle, trustee Kevin Queenin
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Embattled Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle has been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation into his lavish spending on travel and entertainment.  The western Massachusetts school’s board of trustees took the action during the course of a marathon meeting that started Wednesday afternoon and ended past midnight Thursday.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Frustration Growing Over Government Shutdown,Northampton Protest Planned

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Frustration is growing over the federal government shutdown and approaching deadline for raising the government’s debt ceiling.  Members of a progressive group in Massachusetts that advocates raising taxes on the rich, cutting military spending, and increasing funds for social programs are planning protests. Members of  Budget for All are going to demonstrate today in Boston and on Friday in Northampton.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Marty Nathan, one of the leaders of Budget For All Western Massachusetts.

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