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. 

Lucas Willard / WAMC

As work continues in the Rensselaer County community of Hoosick Falls to ensure clean drinking water, another town on the other side of the county is grappling with its own contamination problem.

Not to play too much pop psychology, but we all like to feel wanted. It’s why we date, why we fight, it’s what gets us up in the morning and sometimes keeps us up at night. Down deep inside, most all of us crave the self-worth that comes, for better or worse, from someone else.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, February 3.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Saratoga Hospital is hoping to build a new medical office building near its main campus in the city.

During Tuesday night's city council meeting, Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan had scheduled a discussion on the now compromised expansion plan.

Stephen Gottlieb: Preserving Republican Government

Feb 2, 2016

Americans began to think about preserving and protecting their form of government even before the Constitution was signed.

WAMC Allison Dunne

Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of what has been called the deadliest crash in Metro-North Railroad history. Federal officials Monday said much has been done to improve grade crossing safety since the crash in Westchester County, and other actions are in the works.

On February 3, 2015, a Metro-North commuter train crashed into an SUV that was stopped on the tracks at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla, killing five people on the train and the car's driver. In the weeks following the crash, federal officials pledged their commitment to improve rail crossing safety.

This is a picture of the sign outside the Southern Berkshire District Court House
Jim Levulis / WAMC

The five people charged in connection to allegations of abuse at a private special needs school in Berkshire County pleaded not guilty Monday morning.

This is a picture of the inside of the Massachusetts State House
Jim Levulis / WAMC

While Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has outlined his priorities in the State of the Commonwealth address and the administration’s budget proposal in the past week, western Massachusetts lawmakers are also figuring what issues to tackle in the legislative session.

Zika Map
WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

The Zika Virus is on the move. Here's what you need to know.

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include a rising star in the comedy world, an acclaimed pianist performing a free solo concert, the kickoff of a new jazz series, and a longstanding favorite of the folk-roots jam scene.