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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Weather
3:30 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, December 26, 2014. 

New England News
6:30 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Vermont Yankee To Shut Down Permanently On Monday

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Credit Entergy/NRC

 

In the latest example of a national trend, next Monday — after years of contentious debate, protests and criticism — the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant will permanently shut down, marking a new era for Vernon, Vermont.

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New England News
6:28 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Report On UMass Amherst Informant Policy Expected In January

A group appointed by the UMass Amherst chancellor to look into the use of students as confidential campus police informants is expected to deliver its report in January.

       The 11-member working group has been meeting regularly since its appointment in October but was unable to meet a goal to issue a report and recommendations on the confidential informant program by the end of the fall semester two weeks ago.

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New York News
6:15 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

NY Lawmakers Want Bullet-Proof Glass In Police Cars

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Four state lawmakers are proposing that all police cars in New York be retrofitted with bulletproof glass after two New York City officers were gunned down in their car Saturday.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Keith Strudler: Big Struggle For Big Blue

More than a few middle aged adults would like nothing more than to go back to college. Jim Harbaugh, current head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers, knows all about that. He is currently being courted by his alma matter the University of Michigan to come on home. While no official offer is extended, at least none that's hit the press, the Wolverines reportedly would offer $48 million over six years to resurrect a program with more problems than answers. While their rival Ohio State enters the inaugural college football playoff this winter, Michigan is staring up at most of the rest of the Big 10. In Harbaugh, they seek a savior at a place that demands salvation.

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WAMC News
3:45 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Lawsuit Challenging Adirondack Resort Development Ends

Adirondack Park Agency staff and board members tour Adirondack Club and Resort site
Credit Adirondack Park Agency

A lawsuit that delayed construction of the Adirondack Club and Resort Project in Tupper Lake was thrown out last week. The ruling removed the last legal barrier to beginning construction of the development in the central Adirondacks.

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New York News
6:12 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Capital Region Mayors: Keep The Half Moon On The Hudson

Capital region leaders—including Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia, Assemblymember Pat Fahy, Proctor’s CEO Philip Morris, Albany Common Councilmember Dan Herring, Center for Economic Growth CEO Mike Tucker, and former Assemblymember Jack McEneny—all called today for Dr. Andrew Hendricks, the founder and chairman of the Half Moon replica, to reconsider his announcement last week to move the ship to the Dutch city of Hoorn
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The mayors of the tri-cities are on board of an initiative to try to keep the Half Moon replica ship docked locally on the Hudson River.

Built in 1989 by Dr. Andrew Hendricks, The Replica Ship The Half Moon is a working, full-scale model of the Dutch vessel noted explorer Henry Hudson sailed in 1609 when he discovered the river that bears his name.

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New England News
6:11 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

MGM Expects To Start Hiring For Casino Construction In New Year

Credit MGM Springfield

Now that MGM has won Massachusetts regulatory and voter approval to build a resort casino in downtown Springfield the Las Vegas-based entertainment giant has employment and local purchasing commitments to keep. 

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Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Steve Gottlieb: Yalda And A Healthy New Year

I’m writing this after a party for what Persians call Yalda, the winter soltice. There is a significant Persian community in this area, refugees, immigrants and students. This group was put together by the Alaei brothers. They are the doctors who were imprisoned in Iran for the temerity of trying to treat people with Aids and discussing the best techniques for doing it with other doctors around the globe.  When he was released, Kamiar came here to Albany to finish his doctorate at the School of Public Health. We spent the better part of a year praying for the release of his brother Arash and as soon as he was released he joined Kamiar here in Albany. They have now been joined by their sister and Kamiar by his bride.

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