Midday Magazine

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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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September 26, 2012

12:06 PM
Another Country
Artist : Shadowfax
Album : The Dreams of Children
Composer : Greenberg
ReleaseYear : 1985
Label : Windham Hill
12:24 PM
Switch
Artist : Howie B
Album : Turn the Dark Off
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Island/ Polygram Records
12:39 PM
Love Theme
Artist : Moby
Album : I Like to Score
Composer : Moby
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Elektra

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New England News
5:59 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Phish Concert Could Have Lasting Effect On Glens Falls

Phish performing in 2009
Credit Dan Shinneman / Flickr/Wikimedia Commons

A concert in Glens Falls last night has some saying the small city can play host to other large entertainment events in the future, which could be key to the area’s economic development.

The rock band Phish returned to the Glens Falls Civic Center for the first time since a legendary 1994 Halloween concert Wednesday. The sellout brought thousands of fans to the Warren County city. About 7,500 tickets were sold. From nearby Vermont, Phish has a passionate following in the region, playing several Saratoga Springs concerts in recent years as well.

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New York News
1:30 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Accusations of Voter Fraud During Plattsburgh Council Debate

Plattsburgh City hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Last night, city council candidates in the city of Plattsburgh met in a League of Women Voters’ forum at city hall. The ward hopefuls were allowed to pose a question to their opponents. In several instances, Republican and Independent candidates took their challengers to task for what they say is an alarming increase in absentee ballot filings.

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Capital Region News
1:12 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

PREVIEW : "Common Core" Forum Today In Albany

On again, off again: New York’s "Common Core" meetings have been rescheduled after State Education Commissioner John King was severely criticized for canceling the events after he encountered a hostile crowd of parents and teachers at a Poughkeepsie forum.  Many believe the curriculum was rolled out too quickly with little preparation for educators, students and parents. A large turnout is expected tonight at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School in Albany. The forum will be moderated by Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Sean Philpott: Drug Pushers

Like many academics -- and contrary to the image of college professors as lazy scholars that take sabbaticals every other year and have their summers off -- I about have four or five full-time jobs. I direct a graduate program in bioethics, teach six courses (including two summer courses), and supervise four students each year as they complete their Masters projects.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Chilly weather has settled into the region. How long will the cold spell last?  Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Hudson Valley News
3:14 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

HV Assemblymembers Want Common Core-Linked Tests Redeveloped

Three New York state assemblymembers from the lower Hudson Valley are calling for the new Common Core-linked tests to be scrapped. They say the tests are unfair assessments and costly to school districts. The State Education Department disagrees.

Democratic Assemblymembers Tom Abinanti, David Buchwald, and Amy Paulin, all from Westchester County, penned a letter dated October 21 to the New York State Board of Regents chancellor. Here’s Paulin, from Scarsdale.

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Capital Region News
2:43 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Countdown to Nov. 5 : The Albany Six

The six candidates for Mayor of Albany: Marlon Anderson (I-D), Jesse Calhoun (R), Valerie Faust (I-D), Theresa Portelli (G), Kathy Sheehan (D) and Joe Sullivan (C).
Credit The Hispanic Coalition/LULAC

Less than three weeks from election day, the candidates vying to replace 20-year Albany mayor Jerry Jennings met Monday evening at the main branch of the Albany Public Library. It marked the first time since WAMC's and the New York League of Conservation Voters’ well-received forum at the Linda back in July that every candidate had a place at a debate.  Nathan LeBron, Chairman of the Hispanic Coalition, moderated the Monday night colloquium.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Forum with Three Mayoral Candidates Held in Plattsburgh

Vision2Action is an organization working to improve the greater Plattsburgh region by focusing on four priorities:  arts, recreation, transportation and education. The group sponsored a mayoral forum Tuesday evening on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was one of three reporters on the panel.

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Hudson Valley News
1:30 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

HV Lawmakers React To Moreland Commission's Investigation

Credit Karen DeWitt

New York State’s Moreland Commission, in an effort to root out public corruption, is looking into lawmakers’ outside income. After some lawmakers rebuffed the Commission’s requests, its co-chairs indicated subpoenas were forthcoming.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Burlington City Council Passes 3 of 4 Gun Control Resolutions

Credit kcdsTM/Flickr

The Burlington City Council voted Monday night to approve several gun-control measures.

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