WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
with Brian Shields
Brian Shields

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 feature reports from WAMC News bureau chiefs...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 24 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Blair Horner: Lawmakers Return To Albany


This week lawmakers return to the Capitol to begin the second half, the non-budgetary, part of the 2015 legislative session.  The second half of session likely will be dominated by a handful of issues, including some that dropped off the table during budget negotiations.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, April 20, 2015.

New York News
6:30 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

NY Senator Gillibrand Introduces Legislation To Boost Manufacturing Education At Colleges

Chamber President Garry Douglas (left), SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling (center), NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (right) at Nova Bus in Plattsburgh 4-17-15
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was at the Nova Bus manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh this morning where she announced legislation to enhance manufacturing education at the nation’s four-year colleges.

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New England News
6:16 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Landmark Ludlow Clock Tower Building Eyed For Redevelopment

The landmark clock tower at the Ludlow Mills in Ludlow, MA
Credit WAMC

A new phase in what is said to be the largest mill redevelopment project in New England is under way in Ludlow, Massachusetts. 

A 1.5- mile long riverwalk is being built as part of the redevelopment of the Ludlow Mills, a sprawling complex of more than 60 buildings on 170 acres.  The walk, which will be constructed of recycled brick, will feature markers highlighting the history of the mills and observation areas along the banks of the Chicopee River.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Officials Recognize Growing Saratoga Convention Industry

Jeff King speaks while his wife, Becky, stands with their cow, Finance.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

  

Officials Thursday marked the first North American Meetings Industry Day by highlighting success at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

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Arts & Culture
3:52 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Audrey Kupferberg: Snowpiecer

People are talking about a 2013 feature called SNOWPIERCER by South Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Bong.  It’s a sci-fi thriller about the aftermath of a failed climate-change experiment that freezes the Earth.  Most of the planet’s population dies, but a number are saved and boarded onto a train that circles the globe in an endless ride.  It is a train controlled by a self-proclaimed leader named Wilford, whose company designed the unique self-sustainable convoy.  When the film opens, the survivors have been passengers for eighteen years.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, April 17, 2015.

New York News
3:24 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Pete Lopez Hasn't Decided On Run For Congress

Credit WAMC

 Is he or isn't he?

Conflicting reports appeared this week concerning New York State Assemblyman Pete Lopez making a run for Congressman Chris Gibson's seat come 2016.

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Hudson Valley News
12:59 am
Fri April 17, 2015

NYS Assemblyman, POK Mayor Pan Talk Of Gun Storage Ordinance

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Some state and local officials today assailed the Poughkeepsie common council’s discussion of a safe storage gun law. They say Second Amendment rights are at risk and are threatening to sue to stop any such ordinance. Meanwhile, the common council member who raised the issue says opponents are blowing the matter out of proportion. 

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Report Finds Fragmentation Threatens Vermont’s Forests

Lawmakers received a report from the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Forests Parks and Recreation Thursday indicating that the state’s forested lands are in danger of fragmentation.

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