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 16, 2012

12:44 PM
Boys Don’t Cry
Artist : The Cure
Album : Boys Don't Cry
ReleaseYear : 1979
Label : Fiction Records
12:23 PM
Artist : Moby
Album : I Like to Score
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Elektra/Wea


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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12:25 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, October 22, 2013. 

Arts & Culture
12:45 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Rob Edelman: Top Films, and Selling Films

Two of the very best films of the year currently are playing in movie theaters-- and raking in big bucks at the box office.

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12:25 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast

Jason Caterina
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina fills in for Paul Caiano , delivering the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, October 21, 2013. 

Capital Region News
12:07 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

UAlbany Students Stranded In Troy

Homecoming weekend saw hundreds of University at Albany students stranded for a time in Troy. What could have been an explosive situation ended peacefully…

Eleven police departments from across the Capital Region descended on downtown Troy Saturday to handle crowd control after hundreds of UAlbany students were left in the streets when a homecoming event was cancelled.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

Environmental Activists On 130 Mile Walk Across Massachusetts

Westfield Concerned Citizens protest in August 2011
Credit WAMC

Activists who have been fighting for five years to stop construction of a gas-fueled power plant in Westfield, Massachusetts set off on a cross-state walk today. It is a seven-day 130 mile walk that is scheduled to end next Friday in New Bedford where an environmental conference is being held. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Mary Ann Babinski of Westfield Concerned Citizens.

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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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