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 19, 2012

12:10 PM
Artist : John Whelan
Album : Celtic Reflections
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Narada
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Artist : Incubus
Album : Morning View
Composer : Incubus
ReleaseYear : 2001
Label : Immortal


12:14 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano lays out the details of the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, October 7, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

David Nightingale: Considering Oliver Sacks

In his book “The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat” Oliver Sacks decribes how a patient with agnosia – or one who couldn't recognize faces – (quote) “reached out his hand … and took hold of his wife's head.. [and] tried to lift it off, to put [the hat] on...”

I mention Dr Sacks, a Professor of Clinical Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as one more in the genre of scientist/artists, like Alexander Borodin or Richard Feynman.

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1:18 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Hillary Clinton Talks Global Leadership, Shutdown At Hamilton College

Credit Courtesy of Hamilton College

On Friday Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator of New York Hillary Clinton spoke at Hamilton College before a crowd of nearly 6,000. WAMC’s Lucas Willard caught up with Keshia Clukey, Education Reporter for the Utica Observer-Dispatch, who attended the event.

Photos from Hillary Clinton's speech at Hamilton College can be seen here.

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Capital Region News
1:19 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Obama 'Insiders' Share Stories

The federal government is in the fourth day of a shutdown that makes President Obama’s 2008 campaign promise of post-partisanship and a new era of government efficiency sound almost quaint. Three former members of the president’s inner circle were in Albany last weekend for The University at Albany Student Association's  "World Within Reach" speaker series.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Rogovoy Report for October 4, 2013

Seth Rogovoy, our Berkshires culture guru, has the skinny on all the weekend happenings in the Berkshires and Beyond.

New England News
12:31 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Gun Buyback To Be Held In Western Massachusetts

Credit Flickr/Smarter's Photos

A first-ever gun buy-back is taking place Saturday in two mostly rural counties in western Massachusetts—Hampshire and Franklin counties.  People will have  chance to dispose of guns at the police stations in Northampton and Greenfield from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.     WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan, whose office organized the gun buy-back.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

City Council Postpones Discussion on F-35

Burlington City Hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The latest controversy over the potential basing of F-35 fighter jets at the Burlington International Airport isn’t over the plane. It’s about why the Burlington City Council has cancelled a review of the matter.

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12:25 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

After a spell of beautiful weather, clouds and showers have entered most of our region.  What does the weekend hold? We hear an informed prediction from Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano.

Listener Comment Line
12:17 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Listener Comment Line - Week of September 30, 2013

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

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Hudson Valley News
2:36 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

NY Congressional Reps Have Different Approaches To Opening Government

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As the nation endures day three of the partial federal government shutdown, New York’s congressional representatives from the Hudson Valley say they’re trying to open all the closed doors. 

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