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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WAMC News
6:35 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Stephentown Speaks Out Against NED Pipeline

When Town Supervisor Lawrence Eckhardt called the hearing to order, he told the capacity crowd that the Board's decision on how to act was not likely to come until the next Regular Meeting of the Town Board on April 20th, but his reserved tone had clearly changed by the end of the night after hearing everything the community had to say.
Credit Stephentown Board

Proposed gas pipelines in our region have been proving the old adage that all politics is local. The Stephentown Town Board held a public hearing Monday at Stephentown Volunteer Fire Hall. Discussion revolved around an interstate transmission line that would carry hydrofracked natural gas.

The public got an opportunity to comment on a proposed pipeline that would pump highly-pressurized fracked gas through parts of Albany and Rensselaer Counties. Some 250 people packed the Stephentown Volunteer Fire Hall, several standing up to address the board during a two-hour meeting.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Stephen Gottlieb: Is it Still The Pledge in Arabic?

You’ve heard that high school administrators in the Hudson Valley apologized for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic for one morning during National Foreign Language Week.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

New England News
2:59 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

MGM Breaks Ground For $800 Million Springfield Casino

MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO James Murren at the groundbreaking for the company's $800 million Springfield casino. He is standing in front of the former Zanetti School that is to be torn down.
Credit WAMC

Hundreds gathered today for the official groundbreaking of the MGM Springfield casino. The event marked a milestone in the development of the casino industry in Massachusetts and the planned transformation of downtown Springfield.

Against the backdrop of a tornado-damaged nearly century old former elementary school MGM officials welcomed elected officials, business and civic leaders, neighborhood residents, and state gaming industry regulators to celebrate the symbolic kickoff of construction of the state’s first casino resort.

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New England News
6:18 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

More Springfield Neighborhoods To See Innovative Anti-Crime Initiative

Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri announces the expansion of C-3 Policing as Mayor Domenic Sarno looks on. Behind Sarno is Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni. The announcement was made at St John's Congregational Church in the Mason Square neighborhood.
Credit WAMC

Authorities in Springfield, Massachusetts are set to expand an innovative community policing program that has garnered national attention.

The anti-crime initiative called C-3 Policing will be brought to three city neighborhoods nearly six years after it was introduced in Springfield’s North End where it is credited with dramatically reducing gang related crime and violence.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, March 23, 2015.

Arts & Culture
3:52 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Audrey Kupferberg: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

While THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is no Oscar contender, it is a film of great value to many who are living what is known as the advanced years of life.  It has value as entertainment and equally as a practical philosophic guide to soaking up all the riches that old age can offer, if lived with zest and optimism.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, March 20, 2015.

New England News
6:45 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Ice Cream And Tesla Car Partner To Promote Energy Independence

Credit Ben & Jerry’s

Ice cream and cars. Not what you would normally associate with curbing climate change. But this week the Vermont Public Interest Research Group teamed up with Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream to heighten people’s awareness and involvement in climate action for Energy Independence Week.

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Hudson Valley News
6:29 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

School's Pledge Of Allegiance In Arabic Spurs Division

Credit wikipedia commons

School administrators for a high school in the Hudson Valley are apologizing for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic. Meanwhile, social media platforms are flooded with comments of both support and opposition. 

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