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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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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Hudson Valley News
1:49 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Public Hearings Focus On DEC Proposal For Indian Point Summer Closures

Credit Tony Fischer, flickr

A proposal from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to force the closure of Indian Point during periods of the summer season to cut down on fish kills is the subject of public hearings Tuesday in Westchester County. Both sides say they want to protect the Hudson River, but the methods differ.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Bob Goepfert: Saratoga Shakespeare's "MacBeth"

At the top of the conventional wisdom list is the assumption that if you do a play of William Shakespeare in an outdoor setting, you must choose a comedy or a romance.  Under no circumstance should you do a tragedy outside.

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New England News
12:45 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

New Political Action Committee Formed In Vermont

Credit Vision to Action Vermont

A new political action committee has been formed in Vermont. Founders of the bi-partisan PAC plan to support candidates who will promote and advocate for fiscal responsibility.

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Capital Region News
12:33 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

CDTA Gets "Smart"

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New technology and changing social norms are impacting public transportation. "Smart" devices, electric buses and smoking all are being scrutinized by the Capital District Transportation Authority.

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Central New York News
12:32 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Utica College Students Visit Ancient Albanian Archaeological Site

Utica college students taking a class on osteology - the study of bones - in Albania's Butrint National Park
Credit Tom Crist

Earlier this summer, a group of students from Utica College and a few other schools spent three weeks at an ancient archeological site in southern Albania. It was the most recent group to take part in an unlikely collaboration between the college and a national park in a little known part of the world.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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Hudson Valley News
2:10 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

NY Congressional Candidate Takes Issue With Drone Use At Wedding

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The Republican contender in New York’s 18th congressional district alleges her opponent flouted Federal Aviation Administration regulations on drone use for commercial purposes.

Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth is reiterating her call for Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney to step down from the FAA oversight committee.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Rob Edelman: Biopics And Facts

One new film that I have been long-anticipating is GET ON UP, a biopic which chronicles the life and times of James Brown, one of the seminal figures on the American musical scene during the infancy of rock, roll, and soul.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:38 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Karen Magee: Tenure Protects Good Teachers – And Good Teaching

Teacher tenure is one of the most misunderstood concepts in education. Misinformation and outright lies are spread by those who want to take away rights from teachers and destroy teacher unions.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, July 21, 2014. 

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