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. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 23, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

The chief legal counsel for the city of Springfield, Massachusetts is advising the city council not to move forward with a plan to put a board of civilians in charge of the police department.

Stephen Gottlieb: Melting Pot

Nov 22, 2016

I walked by a lovely cathedral in Milwaukee and then another of the same faith one block  away. Then I noticed someone I knew and asked her what gives. She pointed out that the two cathedrals were built by people divided by their ethnic groups. How far have we traveled! These days we happily rub shoulders with people from all different backgrounds.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 22, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

The new downtown Albany convention center is expected to have an estimated economic impact of $36 million a year. But ahead of the facility's planned spring opening,  the Albany Convention Center Authority's finances are coming under scrutiny.

Scott Williams receives Carnegie Medal at Statehouse in Montpelier.  From left: Barre Police Chief Tim Bombardier, Congressman Peter Welch, Scott Williams, Governor-elect Phil Scott, and Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon
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The Carnegie medal for heroism was formally presented to a Vermont prosecutor on Monday.  He was honored for trying to save the life of an employee of the Vermont Department of Children and Families who was shot and killed in the department’s parking lot in August 2015.  The ceremony stirred up complicated memories.

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    A consumer group is out with its annual survey on toy safety. This year’s report highlights the availability of toys that have been subjected to recalls. 

Poughkeepsie Mayor Details Deficit, Proposed Budget

Nov 21, 2016
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Poughkeepsie’s fund-balance deficit is deeper into the red than city officials thought. Mayor Rob Rolison says an audit report for 2015 delivered Friday adds nearly $2 million more to an outstanding $11 million. Rolison says he is exploring options while his proposed 2017 operating budget is on the table.

Governor Andrew Cuomo at Elk Lake
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Indictments are due by Wednesday in an economic development corruption scandal involving New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide and other former associates. The governor has been active in recent days on other matters,  including taking steps to counteract a rise in hate crimes after the election of Donald Trump as president.

Blair Horner: Ethics Reforms Are Proposed, Again

Nov 21, 2016

Corruption and ethics continue to dominate the headlines out of Albany.  Last week, the verbal sparring over ethics reforms spilled into public view.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 21, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, November 21, 2016.

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      Religious leaders in western Massachusetts are condemning acts of intolerance that have been reported locally since the election.

The University of Vermont brought high school students from across Vermont and northern New York to its campus today for its third annual youth climate summit.

Audrey Kupferberg: 'Arrival' And 'Hacksaw Ridge'

Nov 18, 2016

Two new films are playing in local theaters this month.  One is an innovative sci-fi feature called ARRIVAL starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.  Adams gets most of the screen time as Dr. Louise Banks, a brilliant university linguist, who is employed by the U.S. military to translate the language of aliens.  The story involves twelve alien spacecraft that land in a dozen locales across the earth.  The extraterrestrials, which are called Heptapods, are nothing like humans in their appearance, but they do seem to be capable of communication.  While they look absolutely primordial, they have powers that we on earth have not yet acquired.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 18, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, November 18, 2016.

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Troy's budget situation is getting more precarious by the day.  The two sides are negotiating through the press.

As Democrats continue to regroup from last week’s electoral losses, a Congressman from Western Massachusetts says he’s sticking with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Congressman Jim McGovern of the second House district tells WAMC News that he will not back Ohio Representative Tim Ryan’s leadership challenge. Ryan, a seven-term Congressman, says it’s time for a change after the Democrats have lost 60 seats in the past six years. That, and next week's 43-mile hunger march through Western Massachusetts, are among the topics Rep. McGovern discussed with WAMC's Ian Pickus on Friday.

Best-Selling Author Sapphire Speaks At SUNY Ulster

Nov 17, 2016
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Best-selling author Sapphire was at SUNY Ulster Thursday, where she read some of her poetry as well as from one of her novels, “The Kid.” “The Kid” is a 2011 follow-up to her first novel, “Push” which was made into the 2009 Academy-Award winning film “Precious.”  Sapphire, who is working on her third book, also brought to the Stone Ridge campus some thoughts about the presidential election. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne’s sat down with Sapphire.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden sat down Wednesday night with the city council in a continuing effort to reach level ground on Madden's budget proposal.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 17, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Dredging of the Hudson River
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One year ago, General Electric wrapped up its dredging of a 40-mile stretch of the Hudson River from Fort Edward to Troy.

Kidder Speaks At Schenectady High

Nov 17, 2016

Author and journalist Tracy Kidder is appearing tonight at 7 p.m. for a free talk at Schenectady High School. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author will discuss his new book, A Truck Full Of Money. Kidder — whose other books include Mountains Beyond Mountains, Strength in What Remains, and The Soul of a New Machine — spoke with WAMC’s Joe Donahue about tonight’s event. 

Cyberbullying can take many forms — and inflict plenty of damage. A new Siena Research Institute poll finds 22 percent of area teens experience cyberbullying.

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch handily won re-election last week, taking 82 percent to the 9 percent his Liberty Union opponent Erica Clawson received.  The Democrat returns to a House of Representatives preparing for a Trump presidency and Republican control.  Vermont’s sole representative says he was very disappointed and surprised by the results of the presidential election.

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The head of the health insurance exchange in Massachusetts addressed the uncertainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act during a visit to Springfield today to launch a new multilingual outreach campaign.

Keith Strudler: Columbia And Harvard

Nov 16, 2016

In the backwash of the Presidential election, it might be easy to assume that the language of racism, homophobia, misogyny, and other assorted bigotry exists primarily if not exclusively in our nation’s rural environs. To discredit that hypothesis, you need look no further than the urban outposts of Columbia and Harvard Universities, where we’d assume the intellectual discourse would seem almost a different language from the hate speech of Middle America. In fact, it’s supposedly places like Columbia and Harvard that Americans are so angry about in the first place. Super rich, out of touch, too politically correct, too multi-cultural – whatever the alt-right says about places of deep thought on the coasts.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 16, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Sign held during Standing Rock rally in Essex Junction, VT
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About 140 protesters gathered in front of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Essex Junction this morning. It was part of a national day of action, with advocates joining the Standing Rock Sioux to fight against a planned pipeline in North Dakota.

Stephen Gottlieb: Post-mortem

Nov 15, 2016

I feel like I’m in mourning. The presidency has been taken by a con man and we all deserve better – those he’s duped as well as the rest of us.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 15, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

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