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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.

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New England News
1:20 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Mohegan Sun Ends Lease In Palmer Where Casino Plans Failed

An artist's rendering of the casino Mohegan Sun proposed to build on a hillside in Palmer. Voters rejected the project on Nov. 5,2013
Credit Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority

Six years after Mohegan Sun planted its flag in Palmer with the idea of building a western Massachusetts resort casino, the Connecticut-based company is leaving the rural town and giving up control of a 152-acre site.

Mohegan Sun is terminating a 99-year lease on the former casino site -– a wooded hillside just off the MassPike — and giving up pursuit of a non-casino development there.  Town officials and the landowner, Northeast Reality, were notified Monday.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Herbert Wolff Reviews "Breaking The Code"

Herbert Wolff reviews The Barrington Stage Company's production of "Breaking The Code."

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Capital Region News
12:37 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Update: Albany 'Red Light Cameras'

A typical red light camera installation.
Credit wikipedia

Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, a Democrat from Albany, introduced legislation back in the spring that would authorize the city to engage in a five-year demonstration program deploying automatic red light ticketing cameras at up to 20 intersections. City Police Chief Steve Krokoff and Mayor Kathy Sheehan signed on to the idea.

The city council voted 10-5 to pass a resolution in support of exploring the program.

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New York News
12:33 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Gambling Expert, 'The Luck Business' Author To Speak On Rensselaer County Project

Robert Goodman, professor emeritus at Hampshire College, is set to speak at the community gospel church in Rensselaer against the building of a casino.Credit masslive.comEdit | Remove

Opponents of a plan to build a casino in the Rensselaer County community of East Greenbush are sponsoring a speech tonight by a gambling expert, who says there are hidden costs to casinos.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Gillibrand Discusses Federal Invasive Species Legislation

State Senator Betty Little (left) and NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the Lake Placid Beach House July 28, 2014
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York’s junior U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Lake Placid Monday to discuss federal legislation that would help control the spread of invasive species.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, July 29, 2014. 

Arts & Culture
12:51 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Rob Edelman: Baby Boomers And Romance

These days, the majority of high-profile Hollywood movies are fashioned for children, teens, and young adults. Sometimes, it seems as if older moviegoers are being completely ignored by the money-oriented, demographic-obsessed contemporary movie mogul.

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New York News
12:27 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Windham Rising; Prattsville, Not So Much

NYS Assemblyman Pete Lopez
Credit WAMC

Responding to the “Rising to the Top” challenge issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo's office, Windham joins other New York communities striving to come up with ideas for long-term flood recovery following Irene, Lee and Sandy. Years after the three storms, people are still waiting for funds.

Grant money for the Greene County town of Windham was set aside by Governor Cuomo's office earlier this year, part of a $60 billion federal effort to assist areas hit hardest by Irene, Lee and Sandy.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, July 28, 2014.

Central New York News
12:14 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Gas Debate Divides Finger Lakes Region

Natural gas has divided residents of Seneca Lake.
Credit David Chanatry

The debate over proposals to store natural gas, propane and butane in salt caverns under Seneca Lake has become increasingly vocal, especially after a federal agency approved part of the project last May. Opponents recently organized the biggest rally yet in the Finger Lakes village of Watkins Glen.

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