WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30PM - 4PM and 6PM - 6:30PM

Northeast Report and Northeast Report - Late Edition are two half hour magazines of news and information, aired every weekday from 3:30PM-4:00PM just before All Things Considered, and again from 6:05PM - 6:30PM just before Marketplace.

Northeast Report features reports from the award-winning WAMC News team, plus commentary, arts news and interviews, the latest weather forecast, and an afternoon business wrap-up. The program is hosted by WAMC Senior Correspondent Brian Shields who has been with WAMC for 25 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

Recently, a Congressional committee once again took aim at New York State Attorney General Schneiderman and his investigation of oil-giant ExxonMobil.  The action was a subpoena issued by Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas. Representative Smith is the chair of the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.  His subpoena is to obtain internal records from the New York State Attorney General’s investigation of ExxonMobil, which may be intended as a way to derail any action.

Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, February 27, 2017.

Demonstrators gather in front of Congresswoman Stefanik's Plattsburgh office
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About three dozen people from across the North Country met in Plattsburgh Friday afternoon to demonstrate their displeasure over Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s refusal to hold a town hall meeting with constituents.

Karen Magee: Everyone Should Pay Their Fair Share

Feb 24, 2017

New York is a big, diverse state, with a long list of societal needs.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Feb 24, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, February 24, 2017.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has awarded a Troy police officer a Congressional Badge of Bravery for heroism in the line of duty.  Thursday's ceremony was held at Hudson Valley Community College.

A report commissioned by two environmental groups shows that low-carbon options will be ready to replace the more than 2,000 megawatts of power lost by the closure of New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant in four years. The report concludes compelling the state to adopt an energy efficiency framework would help.

Okemo Mountain Resort
Ski Vermont

With the snowfall earlier this month ski mountains across the area built a strong base for the Presidents Day holiday.  Many resorts are expecting record attendance when final numbers come out.

Officials: Transgender New Yorkers Still Have Rights

Feb 23, 2017

The Trump administration’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students will not affect New York state, according to the state’s education commissioner and legal experts. But they say the action nevertheless sends a “terrible message” to transgender teens.

It’s usually a toss-up as to which genre is more popular with theater audiences – comedies or mysteries?   Home Made Theater in Saratoga Springs is trying to appeal to both with its current production of “The Games Afoot.”    It’s a comedy by Ken Ludwig that incorporates the plot of a mystery.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Feb 23, 2017

Meterologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott met with reporters at the Statehouse in Montpelier today to discuss a number of issues facing the legislature and his administration.  One of the primary topics is a piece of legislation under consideration that would require any federal immigration actions in Vermont to be approved by the governor.

Keith Strudler: The Best/Worst Of Times

Feb 22, 2017

Perhaps it’s true that for women’s basketball as an aggregate, these are the best of times and the worst of times. Certainly, the University of Connecticut, whose women’s team has now won 101 consecutive games, is living in halcyon days. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Feb 22, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Acting Police Chief Robert Sears addresses the forum at the Whitehall Rd. JCC
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The Albany Community Policing Advisory Committee and the Albany Police Department hosted a forum on community policing Tuesday night at the Jewish Community Center.

New York State Of Hate

Feb 21, 2017
WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

The Southern Poverty Law Center is out with an updated version of its "Hate Map." The group ranks New York state fourth in the nation for the number of active hate groups.

Protesters outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office on January 31
Karen DeWitt

The New York state legislature is off this week, but the session so far has featured an unusual amount of protests and arrests, and more actions are expected when lawmakers return.

The Adirondack village of Saranac Lake is preparing to host the World Snowshoe Championships. The competition, which is being held in the United States for the first time, begins Friday.

Stephen Gottlieb: Investing In The Environment

Feb 21, 2017

The White House isn’t explaining government’s environmental options.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Feb 21, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

The governor has done a lot to promote the state’s program to boost breast cancer screening rates.  He spent considerable time advocating for the expanded program and made it a centerpiece of his 2016 State of the State address.  But cancer is not only a women’s issue, it affects all of us. 

Burlington International Airport USGS 1995 photo
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South Burlington residents met last night with officials from the Burlington International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Vermont National Guard regarding home buyout and noise mitigation initiatives occurring in advance of the arrival of F-35 fighter jets.

Audrey Kupferberg: Hidden Figures And 20th Century Women

Feb 17, 2017

In so many ways, we look at feature films as means of expressing our aspirations.  We want films to mirror the best in us.   People of various philosophies differ in which character traits they want defined in films.  As a woman with a feminist philosophy, I relish films that depict independent-thinking women who strive to lead full and meaningful lives.  

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Feb 17, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, February 17, 2017.

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During the Grammys on Sunday, non-profit public health organization Truth Initiative launched a national campaign called #StopProfiling, calling attention to ways in which tobacco marketing is disproportionately targeted to African Americans and low-income neighborhoods. That's exactly the focus of a new paper exposing the disproportionate presence of tobacco marketing in low-income Albany neighborhoods and the health inequities that result. 

Watchdog Group: Cuomo's Spending Cap Doesn't Add Up

Feb 17, 2017
Gov. Cuomo and Senator Sanders
Karen DeWitt

A leading budget watchdog group is accusing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self imposed 2 percent per year spending cap.

 "You know, I don't ever panic. " ~ Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

At City Hall this morning, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan turned up pressure on the state over the $12.5 million in aid the city is seeking to close its budget gap. The city is resorting to a hiring freeze and considering cutting programs and festivals.

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New York’s Eric Schneiderman and 10 other attorneys general have sent a letter to U.S. Senate leaders. The letter urges opposition to a bill that would eliminate states’ authority to protect waterways from ships’ polluted discharges, making it easier for non-native species to invade the Hudson River and Great Lakes.

From left:  VT Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen, Mayor Miro Weinberger, State's Attorney Sarah George, Dr. Stephen Leffler, Chief Brandon del Pozo
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Burlington, Vermont Mayor Miro Weinberger announced a series of initiatives Thursday aimed at addressing the opioid crisis in the city.

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Officials with Emma Willard, a private boarding school in Troy, New York, spent time with reporters this afternoon to outline the school’s new policies on protecting students from sexual harassment and providing support to survivors of assault. The rollout of the new policies comes after allegations shook the school last year — and while campus sexual assault has become a national issue.

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