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. 

Michael Meeropol: Required Reading

Jul 3, 2015

I would like to strongly recommend that everyone listening to this broadcast immediately go out and buy a short book (you can read it in one sitting) called THE COLLAPSE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.  (NY:  Columbia University Press, 2014)  They had previous collaborated on a highly regarded book MERCHANTS OF DOUBT (NY and London:  Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011) in which they investigated the ability of large corporations (initially tobacco companies) to sow doubt about strong scientific findings that would, if followed, cut into their bottom lines.  In the case of tobacco, the companies were able to stave off the day of reckoning for decades.  Their success literally killed people. 

Jim Levulis / WAMC

People touring the grounds of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts can now delve into the history of dance thanks to a recently completed expansion. But another project means people thousands of miles away can also catch a glimpse.

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau/Facebook

Orange ribbons are appearing on trees, on poles and in windows across the North Country.  It’s an effort to show support for Clinton Correctional Facility administrators and staff that many local residents feel are being made scapegoats in the aftermath of the escape of two maximum security prisoners.

GLENS FALLS:    The play “Kalamazoo” which is at Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls through Saturday is a delightful and funny play that is also quite wise.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jul 2, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, July 2, 2015.

All the attention in our region has been on prison issues in upstate New York in recent weeks. But next door, a report by the Vermont state auditor is critical of the Department of Corrections’ transitional housing program for released inmates.


For the second time in as many days there has been a promotion from within to fill a key public safety job in a western Massachusetts city.

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz Wednesday appointed Duane Nichols the new Chief of the Northampton Fire Rescue Department. Nichols is a 28-year veteran of the department. He worked his way up the ranks to become assistant chief – the number two position in the department -- in 2007.

"  We have an excellent organization, with a good group of ( firefighers) and equipment and we can build on that," said Nichols.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

Voters in Hinsdale, Massachusetts on Saturday removed a town select board member during a recall election. The efforts cap more than a year of acrimony in the town.

Keith Strudler: U-S-A, U-S-A?

Jul 1, 2015

By reasonable accounts, this current World Cup has been an unmitigated success for American women's soccer. Beyond the obvious success on the field, where now the only thing between the Americans and a World Cup is the winner of tonight's match between Japan and England, the team's run has sparked considerable interest amongst Americans, with well over 5 million of us watching the quarterfinal match against the rival Chinese team. Sunday's final will capture the fancy of far more than that, likely eclipsing the 18 million viewers that watched the 1999 Women's Cup final against China. Thus far, viewership has been considerably up from the past several cups, likely influenced because the event's location in Canada, allowing for prime time American viewing.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jul 1, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, July 1, 2015.