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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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Vermont Senate Moves Gun Bill To House For Consideration

The Vermont Senate this afternoon passed a bill that sets new restrictions on gun ownership.  The battle lines are being drawn ahead of House debate.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, March 26, 2015.

New England News
6:30 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Republican GMO Labeling Bill Reintroduced In Washington

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Efforts aimed at blocking state laws that require mandatory labeling of genetically-modified foods are rekindling as Republicans in Congress this week suggested a new federal certification for GMO-free foods.  The proposal is being closely watched in Vermont.

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Sports
3:52 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Keith Strudler: Boston 2024?

Never say that the place that fought for American democracy doesn’t still care about voting. It does, and it will. About the 2024 Olympic Games, that is. Where once it seemed the Boston and greater Massachusetts public wouldn’t have its say about the cities proposed bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, now they’ll have their moment. In a turn of events, the advocacy group Boston 2024 and its chairman John Fish will seek statewide approval for the city’s bid through a public referendum, which Fish himself will help get on the ballot. And if the commonwealth, or even just the city votes against it, Fish promised he and his organization will step down. No Boston bid. No new stadiums. No hotels. No rings – five Olympic or three circus, as the case may be.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

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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