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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September 06, 2012

3:58 PM
Lead Poisioning
Artist : Alkaline Trio
Album : This Addiction
Composer : S/A/G
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : Heart & Skull/Epitaph

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Weather
3:45 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

New York News
6:30 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

New York Targets Public Knowledge and Prevention During Invasive Species Awareness Week

Credit Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed this week Invasive Species Awareness Week. It’s the first statewide effort to educate and engage the public in on-going efforts to prevent and control the spread of non-native invasive species.

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New England News
6:27 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

City Residents Urged To Be More Careful About Recycling

Credit WAMC

The  city of Springfield, which pioneered single-stream recycling in Massachusetts, has launched an education and enforcement campaign in an effort to keep recycling rates up and trash disposal costs down.

The Springfield Department of Public Works said an unacceptable amount of trash and other prohibited items have been turning up lately in the recycling containers people put out for curbside pick-up. Some contamination of the recyclables is allowed, but if it exceeds ten percent the city faces fines, according to Springfield’s recycling coordinator Greg Superneau.

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Columbia County
6:18 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

NY Power Line Project In Discussion

Credit WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

A Columbia County power line initiative may finally get off the ground with minimal disruption to the environment and quality-of-life.

As New York state’s most prominent environmental groups ramp up their calls for green power and as other activists continue to demand a shutdown of the downstate Indian Point Nuclear Energy plant, demand for electricity has been increasing. And it has become apparent that additional transmission lines could help supply underserved areas and possibly become a buffer of sorts should a facility go offline.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

GOP Candidate For Governor Will Also Run On Anti-Common Core Ballot Line

GOP candidate for Governor Rob Astorino at press conference on opposition to the Common Core learning standards at the Capitol Tuesday

The Republican candidate for Governor is petitioning to run on a new ballot line that capitalizes on public opposition to the new Common Core learning standards.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Religion, Health, Corporations, And The Court

Last week the Supreme Court decided, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known as RFRA, that Hobby Lobby, and other closely held profit making corporations, could claim religious exemptions from federal law, and they could withhold some forms of contraception from their health plans.[i]

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

Hudson Valley News
10:29 am
Tue July 8, 2014

PSC Cuts United Water's Proposed Rate Increase

Credit USDA/Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

The New York State Public Service Commission has rejected a requested water-rate increase in the Hudson Valley. The PSC also wants a third party to independently review management and operation practices.

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Hudson Valley News
10:10 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

A Small Earthquake Is Recorded In Putnam County

Credit peanutian, flickr

Scientists say a small earthquake was recorded Saturday morning in Putnam County, just a few miles north of the Westchester County border. A local newspaper, The Journal News, reported that area residents did not hear or feel anything. Those near the epicenter however, were startled out of their homes.

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New England News
6:25 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Massachusetts Law Targets Gas Leak Danger

A dog searches the rubble of a building destroyed by a natural gas explosion in Springfield, MA on Nov. 23, 2012
Credit SFD

A new law in Massachusetts sets a uniform standard for rating the severity of natural gas leaks and sets a timetable for making repairs.  Governor Deval Patrick publicized the new law at a ceremonial bill signing today in Springfield -- a city still scarred from a natural gas explosion two years ago.

The bill establishes natural gas leak classification standards. It requires the gas companies to repair the most dangerous leaks immediately and produce plans for the timely replacement of aging pipelines.  Repairs must be prioritized if the leak is detected in a school zone.

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