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. 

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jul 28, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

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Battling a long-held perception that there's no parking in downtown Albany, Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined the Albany Parking Authority and the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District this morning to herald free parking on the street and in city garages on weeknights and weekends in the downtown area.

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Former Clinton Correctional employee Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty during her arraignment in Plattsburgh today on charges related to her role in aiding the escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat from the maximum security prison in Dannemora.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Jul 27, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, July 27, 2015

 

Four years ago, state lawmakers approved a plan that changed its relationship with the state’s public colleges and students.  The plan contained two major changes: public college tuition would be raised automatically and the state would commit not to cut state support for those institutions and would not use the increased tuition to close budget holes.

The candidates in one upstate mayoral challenge have agreed to run a “clean, positive” race.

Facebook: Silverthorne Theater Company

A symposium this weekend at Greenfield Community College will explore stereotyping and underrepresented cultures in American theater.

Lucinda Kidder of the Silverthorne Theater Company believes American theater has been slow in recognizing plays produced by minority communities. To further that discussion, the company is hosting a symposium titled “I’m Not Who You Think I Am.”

Vermont Right to Know Coalition

The House of Representatives may have struck a blow to a state law in Vermont signed by Governor Peter Shumlin last year. The law requires the labeling of food products made with Genetically Modified Organisms – or GMO’s. Now being challenged in court, it also faces another legislative battle as the new legislation in Congress moves forward.

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Four years after a tornado destroyed a neighborhood community center, officials in Springfield, Massachusetts are seeking construction bids to build a new center.

     The city plans to build the new South End Community Center in a park several blocks from the building that was hit by the tornado on June 1,2011.  General contractors have until July 31st to submit competing bids for the project, which has an estimated cost of $9.2 million.  Construction is scheduled to begin by September.

Karen Magee: The Value Of Union Membership

Jul 24, 2015

Driving on the Thruway recently, I saw a bumper sticker that made me smile.

The bumper sticker read:  Labor Unions:  The folks who brought you the weekend, child labor laws, overtime, minimum wage, pension security … and more.

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