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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12:35 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Albany Law School Dean Penelope Andrews - The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela

Albany Law School Dean Penelope "Penny" Andrews.
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South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela has now spent a month in the hospital.

As visitors from around the world share an outpouring of love and support for South Africa’s first democratically elected president, there has also been a question of what his legacy will mean for both South Africa and the world.

Albany Law School Dean Penelope "Penny" Andrews grew up and began studying law in apartheid South Africa before coming to the U.S. in the 1980’s.

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12:30 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Meteorologist Tim Drawbridge's Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Tim Drawbridge gives the WAMC midday forecast.

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North Country News
1:30 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Calls Grow for EPA to Implement Tailpipe Emissions Rules

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The call is becoming stronger for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a proposed rule to tighten emissions from motor vehicles.

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Arts & Culture
12:38 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Rogovoy Report for July 5, 2013

Berkshires cultural guru Seth Rogovoy shares wisdom about the arts scene for the coming weekend and beyond.

Listener Comment Line
12:34 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Listener Comment Line - Week of July 1, 2013

We hear what you had to say this week, in highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

12:22 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Meteorologist Tim Drawbridge's Midday Forecast

Tim Drawbridge
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We hear a detailed prognostication of prevailing weekend weather conditions in Tim Drawbridge's Midday Weather Summary for Friday, July 5, 2013.

New York News
12:22 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Siena Survey: NY Consumer Confidence Up

New numbers just out on consumer confidence in New York State and employment nationwide are leading to cautious optimism from those who monitor the pulse of the economy.

The latest numbers on consumer confidence for New York State show some improvement. The latest New York State Index of Consumer Sentiment survey from Siena College’s Siena Research Institute shows that consumer optimism grew in June for the the second month in a row.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:09 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

David Nightingale: Herschel (1738 - 1822)

Choose a career, and stay with it for life?

Perhaps that's what many people used to do and maybe still do  --  but consider this man:

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WAMC Programs
1:03 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Tune in for Special July 4th Programming

Beginning at 9AM, right after Morning Edition, we'll meet Andrew Forsthoefel, who set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that said, "Walking to Listen" in Walking Across America ~ Advice for a Young Man. At 10AM, back by popular demand, we're re-airing the Richie Havens Retrospective special. FM Odyssey brings us this rare, intimate, in studio interview with Richie that recreates his 5 decades in music, digging deep into his catalog of songs with great music and stories.

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New England News
12:44 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Massachusetts Budget Boosts Summer Job Prospects For Young People

A campaign to encourage Massachusetts employers to provide jobs to teenagers this summer was launched in May in Springfield City Hall
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The Massachusetts State Legislature this week approved both a new budget for the fiscal year that began Monday and a supplemental budget for the just concluded fiscal year.  The action saved a summer  jobs program geared toward helping inner-city youth all across the state. It also assured that an anti-crime program in one city that has received national attention will continue.

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