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
Tue January 27, 2015

Stephen Gottlieb: NYPD – What Now?

Two weeks ago I described my concerns about the New York City Police Department. It’s actually a much bigger problem – police all over the country have been using their power and their guns instead of their heads. Many people in our communities have been paying the price for years. Big problem, all over the place, persistent, rooted in the system, so are we stuck with it?

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WAMC News
3:44 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

    

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

New York News
5:00 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

#Juno2015 Preparations Under Way

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been monitoring Juno's progress throughout the day: he declared a state of emergency for all downstate counties throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island. Juno joins a list of blizzards and “superstorms” characterized as  “unprecedented, ““crippling, “ and “historic. “ Forecasts are calling for a combination of high winds and powdery snow.

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New England News
4:06 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Officials Caution Snow Storm Cleanup Will Take Days

Credit WAMC

      Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts are preparing for two feet of snow to fall on the city, at times rapidly, and caution cleanup could take several days.

     Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, following a mid-morning briefing with public safety, public health, DPW, transportation, and power company officials, urged people to stay indoors during Tuesday morning, the time when the storm is expected to be at its most fierce.

    "Stay off the roads," said Sarno. " Be home, be safe with your family, and make sure you check on your neighbors."

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Blair Horner: The Speaker Gets Arrested


Albany was rocked by a political earthquake last week with the arrest of Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver.  The arrest stemmed from an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office and alleged the Speaker’s involvement in a vast kickback and corruption enterprise that spanned many years.  The Speaker denies the U.S. Attorney’s allegations and maintains his innocence.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, January 26, 2015.

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Capital Region News
1:28 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

GE's Battery Blues

A few years ago, when gasoline prices were in the stratosphere, when the oil and gas hydraulic drilling technique known as "fracking" was still getting a foothold prior to establishing itself as a key component of America's economic engine, the spotlight was on electric power and boosting the technology toward independence from fossil fuels.  Batteries that delivered the electricity were high on innovator's radar screens. The renewable energy market was blossoming. Deep pockets rushed to invest.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Stefanik Spends Day With Students

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of Northern New York toured the region today to discuss education issues with students and faculty. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard caught up with the freshman lawmaker in Malta.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

College Leaders Sign Pact To Cap Cost Of A Diploma

Holyoke Community College President William Messner and Westfield State University Interim President Elizabeth Preston sign a student transfer agreement for a low-cost college plan
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Two colleges in western Massachusetts have announced a student transfer program that puts a cap on the cost of a diploma.

The agreement between Westfield State University and Holyoke Community College gives commuter students an opportunity to earn a degree at both the associate’s and bachelor’s levels for a total cost of $30,000 in tuition and mandatory student fees.

" What we are doing is putting together a four-year college degree that is roughly the cost of a new car," said Westfield State University Interim President Elzabeth Preston.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

After Arrest, Assembly Speaker Silver Returning To Capitol

Credit AP File Photo

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is scheduled to return to the Capitol Monday to preside over legislative session, for the first time since being arrested and charged with running illegal kickback and bribery schemes that earned him $6 million. 

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