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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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Rabbi Dan Ornstein: The Art Of Two Grandmas

At 78 years old, Grandma Moses became an accomplished primitivist folk painter.  From that advanced age until her death at 101, she famously chronicled the American rural experience with an unparalleled eye for color and simplicity, derived from her memories of her life as a farmer, wife and mother.  She was neither a trained artist nor a scholar of art, but that did not impede her from sharing her extraordinary talent with the world.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, January 29, 2015.

New York News
6:30 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Adirondack Flames Hockey Team May Be Leaving Glens Falls After One Season

The Adirondack Flames were welcomed to the city last May.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

It could be one and done for the new hockey team in Glens Falls. The future of the Adirondack Flames is in question, as a pending deal with the American Hockey League could move the club to the West Coast after only one season at the Civic Center.

Glens Falls is used to saying goodbye to hockey teams by now, but it was only eight months ago that officials announced the Adirondack Flames would bring American League Hockey back to the Civic Center…

“Welcome to the three-peat AHL city, Glens Falls, New York!”

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Regional Governors Testify On Transportation Issues

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Among the key bills the new Congress will consider is transportation and infrastructure funding. It will also review the Highway Trust Fund, due to become insolvent at the end of May.  Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was among governors testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today about state-level transportation funding concerns.

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New England News
6:24 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Cathedral High School Backers Encouraged By Bishop's Latest Announcement

Bishop Mitchell Rozanski announces a draft plan has been produced on the fate of Cathedral High School
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The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in western Massachusetts says there is a tentative plan concerning the fate of historic Cathedral High School in Springfield.  Although details have not been disclosed, advocates for rebuilding the tornado-ravaged school say they are encouraged.

      Bishop Mitchell Rozanski said the draft plan addresses how to continue Catholic secondary education in Springfield and how best to continue the legacy and mission of Cathedral — the city’s only Catholic high school.

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New York News
4:47 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Lake George Land Conservancy Finds New Executive Director

Credit Lucas Willard

The Lake George Land Conservancy, based in Bolton Landing, is one of several groups dedicated to protecting Lake George. Recently the organization announced Jamie Brown would take the helm after the retirement of former Executive Director Nancy Williams.

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New York News
4:44 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Assembly Democrats Start Campaigning To Replace Silver

Assemblyman Keith Wright says the Speakership should stay in downstate hands.

The New York state legislature continued about its business in Albany Wednesday, despite the leadership crisis in the Assembly. Lawmakers held the first in a series of public budget hearings. Meanwhile, several Assemblymembers officially declared their candidacy to succeed Speaker Sheldon Silver, who will leave the office on Monday.

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Sports
3:52 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Keith Strudler: The $ound Of $ilence

Money is a strong – no a fantastic motivator. Don’t want to slow down on the highway? You do because of the threat of a $200 speeding ticket. Working weekends? You might for time and a half. Outside of maybe food and certain unmentionables, money gets the job done better than any other positive or negative reinforcement.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, January 28, 2015. 

Capital Region News
6:36 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

CDPHP, NYOH Resolve Contract Dispute

Health insurer Capital District Physicians Health Plan and the area's largest cancer care provider New York Oncology Hematology announced Monday they've settled their differences and will continue working with each other.  The accord means cancer patients undergoing treatment plans are no longer caught in the middle.

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