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

Sep 30, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

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Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic Dagostino and members of the county legislature announced the creation of a county-wide drug unit this morning to address the growing heroin epidemic.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

The Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board is recognizing the work of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council with an award named after former governor and noted conservationist Francis Sargent.

Stephen Gottlieb: Who We Work To Support

Sep 29, 2015

We've all seen bumper stickers that complain, "I work so welfare queens don't have to" and other complaints about taking care of people in need. Conservatives, Republicans, Tea Partiers all tell us the problem is “entitlements.” And people are mad. They do not want to work to pay for other people's entitlements.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 29, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 29, 2015.


With two recent shootings as a catalyst, officials announced initiatives today to combat crime in downtown Chicopee, Massachusetts.

Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos said plans will be accelerated to put up more streetlights and  install surveillance cameras while additional police patrols will begin immediately in Chicopee Center, where police said Tuesday a gang war over drug trafficking and turf is taking place.

WAMC photo by Ian Pickus

On social media and in backyards across the country, Sunday night's lunar eclipse generated a lot of public interest in the stars. But will it last?

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Governor Charlie Baker joined other state officials Monday to announce changes to Massachusetts’ Department of Child and Families, which has been embattled with high-profile cases involving the deaths of children under the agency’s care and supervision.


A campaign to lift an enrollment cap on charter schools in Massachusetts is building momentum that could lead to a showdown vote on Election Day 2016.

About a dozen people wearing blue T-shirts that read “Great Schools Now” held a noontime rally in downtown Springfield Monday to call for lifting the charter school cap that they claim is arbitrarily denying children in poor communities a chance at a good education.

Last week, advocates across the nation celebrated “National Voter Registration Day.”  In New York, there was little to celebrate.