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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Hudson Valley News
7:02 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Sullivan Wins Casino Bid For The Catskills/Hudson Valley

Credit Empire Resorts/Montreign Resort Casino

Wednesday’s announcement by the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board that it is recommending only one casino license for the mid-Hudson Valley/Catskills region means eight proposals are going home empty-handed. Sullivan County casino supporters are cheering, but there’s disappointment in Ulster and Orange Counties.

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New York News
5:20 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Racino Says It Will Remain Community Partner In Spa City

Wednesday's announcement of New York’s casino license site recommendations means one company has seen two proposals scrapped over the past year. But it says it will continue to work as a community partner.

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New York News
4:56 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

New York Board Reveals Winning Proposals for Casino Resorts

Credit WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

Word today that Schenectady has won the Capital Region casino race also means proposals for East Greenbush, Rensselaer and Howe’s Caverns are off the table. The decision ends an often bitterly contested, months-long campaign.

The long-awaited announcement from the state’s Gaming Facility Location Board came shortly after the board convened Wednesday afternoon in Albany.   "In the Capital Region, this board recommends Rivers Casino and Resort" applause;cheers

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Sports
3:52 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Keith Strudler: Should The NFL Return To L.A.?

Los Angeles has a lot. It's got movie stars and great weather and Disney and beaches and enough night clubs to entertain the Kardashians. But what they don't have is an NFL franchise. They used to. In fact, they had two, assuming we count the LA metro area, which includes Anneheim, the former home of the then Los Angeles and now St. Louis Rams. At some concurrent moments, the Raiders called the Los Angeles Coloseum home, before they returned to Oakland. But since 1995, the city of angels has been home to exactly one less NFL team than Jacksonville, Charlotte, New Orleans, and Buffalo, respectively, cities that collectively don't approach LA's populace.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:51 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Keith Strudler: The Los Angeles Market For Professional Football

Los Angeles has a lot. It's got movie stars and great weather and Disney and beaches and enough night clubs to entertain the Kardashians. But what they don't have is an NFL franchise. They used to. In fact, they had two, assuming we count the LA metro area, which includes Anneheim, the former home of the then Los Angeles and now St. Louis Rams. At some concurrent moments, the Raiders called the Los Angeles Coloseum home, before they returned to Oakland. But since 1995, the city of angels has been home to exactly one less NFL team than Jacksonville, Charlotte, New Orleans, and Buffalo, respectively, cities that collectively don't approach LA's populace.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

Capital Region News
6:14 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

ALCO Tunnels Pique Anti-Casino Group's Concern

The corner of Erie Blvd. and Nott St., where the Schenectady casino would be located.
Credit David Giacalone

A Schenectady anti-casino group's environmental objection to the proposed Electric City casino site has fallen on deaf ears, as the state's Gaming Facility Location Board moves ahead with plans to announce its decision Wednesday in Albany.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Enhanced Interrogation

We've been hearing people talk about “enhanced interrogation” for quite a while. Then the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the CIA’s use of torture was released this week. And we got another dose of “enhanced interrogation.” We’ve been hearing it so much one stops noticing. That's the technique of the big lie – say it often enough and people accept it.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, December 16, 2014. 

New England News
6:31 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Massachusetts Announces Funds To Train Machinists

Mass. secretary for Housing and Economic Development is seen touring a state-funded training center for machinists at Springfield Technical Community College
Credit WAMC

The Patrick administration today announced more funding to help strengthen the advanced manufacturing industry in Massachusetts.

       Massachusetts will distribute $1.5 million to be shared by five regional workforce development agencies across the state to help recruit and train 280 unemployed or underemployed people for careers in precision manufacturing.    A vocational high school in western Massachusetts will get $400,000 to equip its machine shop with state of the art equipment.         

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