Brian Shields

Senior News Anchor

WAMC Senior Correspondent Brian Shields has been with WAMC for 23 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter.

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WAMC News
12:50 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Jim Shea - High School Mock Presidential Election

If high school students could vote, President Barack Obama would sail to an easy re-election. A mock vote was held at 130 high schools across the country, and on Sunday night, the votes were counted. Obama received 50 percent of the vote and 316 electoral votes, while Mitt Romney took 41 percent of the popular vote, and 208 electoral votes. This mock election has been held every four years since 1988. It was organized by Jim Shea a teacher at Northfield-Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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Capital District News
12:35 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Lucian McCarty - The Saratogian

Voters in Saratoga Springs will vote tomorrow on how the city government will be structured. A charter change is on the ballot. Voters can stay with the current commissioner form of government or decide to change to a council-manager form of government. For more on the charter question, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Saratogian city desk reporter Lucian McCarty.

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WAMC News
8:35 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Forecast with WNYT's Paul Caiano

Here's the latest forecast with News Channel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano.

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New England News
5:50 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Massachusetts U.S. Congressman Richard Neal

WAMC's Brian Shields spoke with Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal this afternoon for an update on storm preparations and response.

WAMC News
3:25 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Katie Yezzi - Practice Perfect

It’s been said that practice makes perfect, but only if you make the most of that practice. That’s the theme of the new book Practice Perfect. For many people, practice means hours at the piano when we were kids, or long and boring sessions that we would rather avoid.

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New York News
12:12 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Mark Johnson - Office of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

The New York State Attorney General and the office of the Albany County District Attorney will review the findings of a state audit that found highly questionable spending and expenses at the State University of New York Research Foundation.

WAMC News
12:40 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Dr. Michael Goldstein - New England Eye Center

Here is some health advice you probably already know; don’t buy contact lenses at a gas station. But the fact is some people do indeed purchase temporary, decorative contact lenses in gas stations, or costume stores, that can in some cases lead to eye damage and a loss of vision. Dr. Michael Goldstein, the co-director of the cornea and external disease service at the New England Eye Center at Tufts University of Medicine, and an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Tufts, says these decorative contacts, often popular at Halloween can cause serious problems.

New York News
12:40 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Martin Daley - Parks and Trails New York

If you are so inclined, and your legs are up to it, you could bicycle all the way from lower Manhattan to Albany with the help of a new booklet that outlines the routes and the points of interest along the way. The booklet, Cycling the Hudson Valley - A Guide to History, Art and Nature on the East and West Sides of the Majestic Hudson River, is published by Parks and Trails New York. Martin Daley is the organization’s project manager. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

Capital District News
12:25 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Andrew Beam - The Troy Record

Among the many races to be decided by primary elections tomorrow in New York, a very contentious contest for the Republican nomination in  the 43rd State Senate District , and a more issues-driven campaign for the Democratic nomination for the 107th Assembly District. The candidates in the 43rd, incumbent senator Roy Mc-Donald and challenger Kathy Marchione met for a debate last night and the charges and counter-charges flew.  Andrew Beam of the Troy Record was there. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

New York News
12:40 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Mary Beth Pfeiffer - The Poughkeepsie Journal

A congressional committee has been looking into why the federal government overpaid New York State by more than $10 billion for the care of developmentally disabled people in state developmental centers. Congress began its probe after reports in the Poughkeepsie Journal. Mary Beth Pfeiffer, projects writer with the journal, says even though the overpayments were first detected in 2007, they still continued. She spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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