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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September 25, 2012

12:24 PM
Who’s Got the Bacon?
Artist : Howie B
Album : Turn the Dark Off
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Island/ Polygram Records
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Switch
Artist : Howie B
Album : Turn the Dark Off
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Island/ Polygram Records
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Novio
Artist : Moby
Album : I Like to Score
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Elektra/Wea

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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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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
Credit WNYT

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
Credit youtube

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
Credit WNYT

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

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