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. 

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Environmental groups from New York and Vermont met at a wildlife management area adjacent to a rail line today to release a report detailing the threats of tar sands oil transport through the region. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, environmentalists say new response plans issued by New York State this week are only a start.

Visiting Prison, Cuomo Presses To Raise The Age

19 hours ago
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited a state prison Thursday to announce he’s hiring more guards, and to push for a change in how 16- and 17-year-olds are treated in the state prison system.

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Supporters joined the Democratic incumbent inside the Henry Street Taproom downtown. Joanne Yepsen, who began her first term as mayor in January 2014, is seeking another two-year term.

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Pippin" At Proctors

21 hours ago

In today’s world of entertainment the big thing is the cirque shows where young, muscular people perform acts of amazing strength, balance and dexterity.  Usually the separate numbers are linked with a pretentious theme.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

21 hours ago
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, May 28, 2015.

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Albany County officials and 29 local government leaders gathered at the downtown county office building this morning to announce completion of the Countywide Government Efficiency Plan.

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About 5,000 people gathered in Burlington on Tuesday to hear Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially announce his campaign as a Democratic presidential candidate.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley takes us into the crowd.

Facebook: Eric Rudd For North Adams Mayor

A local artist, businessman and early supporter of North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright is now challenging the Democrat’s bid for a fourth term this November.

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In the final weeks of the legislative session, groups are lobbying for some of the major remaining issues still on the table, including the Mayor of New York and groups who want a property tax break for homeowners struggling to hold on to their houses. And both accuse Governor Andrew Cuomo of not taking an active enough role.

Keith Strudler: The Not So Beautiful Game

May 27, 2015

We’ve heard for a long time that soccer is finally getting big in the US. If nothing else, it seems the United States Department of Justice got the message. They’re into soccer all right, so much that the Feds this morning indicted nine international soccer officials and five American business executives on 47 counts of wire fraud, racketeering, and money laundering, amongst other things. The indictments, announced in a Brooklyn federal court, largely involved officials working for CONCAF, the international governing body for the game in North American and the Caribbean region. CONCAF is of course part of the larger FIFA organization, the entity that oversees the world’s largest and most pervasive sport, and also a group that seen as only slightly less corrupt than the Russian mob. And that may be unfair to the Russian mob.

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