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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Arts & Culture
3:35 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Steve Katz Brings Varied Legacy To Linda

Credit thelinda.org

Steve Katz will bring his more than five decades in music to the Linda, WAMC’s performing arts studio, tomorrow night. Steve Katz began his musical journey as a youngster in Schenectady, and headed to Greenwich Village before carving out a career with groups including the Blues Project and Blood, Sweat and Tears. He also worked as a record producer and “A & R” man.  Steve Katz will bring his guitars and his memories to the Linda tomorrow night. But it all began with a TV appearance on the old Teenage Barn program on WRGB in Schenectady.

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Hudson Valley News
6:49 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Rescued California Hens Move East To Sanctuaries

Credit Courtesy of Animal Place

More than 1,000 hens rescued from a factory egg operation in California arrived via plane in New York this morning.  Four hundred of the hens are headed for two sanctuaries in the Hudson Valley region.

1,150 hens touched down in Elmira, New York. The $50,000 flight was funded by an anonymous donor. Kim Sturla is with California-based sanctuary for farmed animals Animal Place. She says the hens flown east were part of the more than 3,000 rescued from what is called a battery hen operation, an egg-laying factory.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Vermont Schools to Participate in Education Initiative

Credit Jared C. Benedict/Wikimedia Commons

Vermont is one of five states across the country chosen to implement a five-year, kindergarten-through-grade-8 education program that will provide national experts to help schools focus on areas of concern and move toward inclusive education systems.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Cuomo's "Death Penalty " Remarks on Failing Schools Draws Reaction

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

The school year starts for school children in New York this week and next week. It comes amid concerns over low test scores for many of the state’s students, and harsh rhetoric from Governor Cuomo, saying he wants a “death penalty” option for dealing with failing schools. 

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Weather
3:50 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas shares the evening weather forecast for Thursday, September 5, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Big Maggie"

For some reason you are supposed to warn people about plays that do not have loveable central characters.   The same is true for plays that make you feel and think.  Too, people feel they should be cautioned about plays that force them to understand life is complicated.  

“Big Maggie” playing at Albany Civic Theater is all of the above.  Nonetheless it is a brilliantly executed piece of theater that proves depreciating the taste level of audiences is humbug.  This is a production that deserves an audience.  

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Hudson Valley News
9:22 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Governor Cuomo Visits Rockland Town As Part of NY Rising

From left to right: Stony Point Supervisor Geoff Finn, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYS Senator Bill Larkin
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in the Hudson Valley this afternoon, his second stop of the day in communities that qualify for funding for recovery and rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy, Tropical Storm Lee, and Hurricane Irene under a new state program.

Governor Cuomo visited Stony Point, hit hard by storms before and after the bruising Hurricane Sandy last October. He says it is inarguable that we are living amid a new weather pattern.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Focus on Special Tax Breaks in Senate Hearing

Credit Karen DeWitt

Senate Republicans held a hearing on how to cut taxes, that focused on whether some targeted special tax breaks are worth the money. Meanwhile, some groups complained that they’d been unfairly excluded from the discussion .

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New York News
5:01 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

NY Governor Announces Irene Rebuilding Initiative

Governor Andrew Cuomo with Jay-Keene NY Rising Committee 9-4-13
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in the Adirondack village of Ausable Forks this morning to announce a funding initiative for Tropical Storm Irene recovery and to present a check to rebuild a firehouse destroyed in that storm.

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New England News
3:45 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Early Childhood Education Organization Returns To Tornado Ravaged Neighborhood

A preschool classroom in Square One's new Family Square center in Springfield, MA
Credit WAMC

Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts have marked another step forward in the city’s recovery from the tornado that caused extensive damage 26 months ago.

With children singing and bright white, blue, and gold balloons buffeted by a gentle breeze, Square One celebrated the opening of its new center on Main Street in the South End Neighborhood on Wednesday.  It is just two blocks from where the early childhood education organization’s preschool and administrative offices were destroyed when the tornado roared through Springfield on June 1st, 2011.

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