Midday Magazine

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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.

Tune into Midday Magazine each weekday at Noon.

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Listener Comment Line
12:55 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of July 21, 2014

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We lend an ear to what you had to see this week.  Here are highlights of this week's WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Rogovoy Report For July 25, 2014

I had the great pleasure last night of attending the opening night of Sam Shepard’s modern classic, “Fool for Love,” playing the Nikos Stage at Williamstown Theatre Festival for a limited run, only through next Saturday, August 2.

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New York News
12:31 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Bids Approved For Airport Terminal Expansion

Plattsburgh International Airport terminal
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Clinton County legislators this week approved bids for a $36 million expansion of the Plattsburgh International Airport terminal.

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New York News
12:29 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Deputy Secretary For Civil Rights On New Wage Board

Alphonso David is the Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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The people who depend on the generosity of others for something extra in their paycheck may be getting a raise.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, July 25, 2014. 

Hudson Valley News
7:39 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Tele-Town Hall Highlights HV Transportation And Infrastructure

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney recently held a telephone town hall on local transportation and infrastructure issues in the Hudson Valley.

Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat who sits on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, supported bipartisan legislation to prevent the bankruptcy of the Highway Trust Fund. The emergency measure passed last week by a vote of 367-55.

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Weather
12:33 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, July 24, 2014. 

New York News
12:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Director Troy Waffner: 168th New York State Fair

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The 168th edition of the New York State Fair begins in 28 days. The annual tradition in Syracuse attracts nearly a million visitors from all over the state and the region. This year the state fair will run for 12 days, from August 21-September 1. For an update on the event we spoke today with the acting Director of the New York State Fair, Troy Waffner, who says the fair maintains its agricultural foundation but has evolved over the years as well.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Clinton County Passes Fracking Waste Ban

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The Clinton County Legislature has approved a law banning the sale, transport, storage and disposal of fracking and other waste. The League of Women Voters had pushed for its passage.

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New York News
12:16 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Oil Trains Under Political Microscope

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There have been several developments this week impacting oil trains, the subject of national and local debate.

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for moving crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The rules would include new operational requirements to lower operating speeds and enhance braking capabilities for high-hazard flammable trains. 

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