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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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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Weather
3:38 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the weather forecast for the evening of Wednesday, September 4, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
8:09 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

NY Congressman Says No To U.S. Military Strikes Against Syria

Congressman Chris Gibson

At least one congressional representative in the Hudson Valley says he will vote “no” on President Obama’s request to authorize military strikes against the Syrian government in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons.

President Obama has asked Congress to vote on the strikes. Republican House Speaker John Boehner says he will support the call for the U.S. to take action against Syria, yet one of his Republican colleagues in the Hudson Valley - Congressman Chris Gibson – says that’s not a good idea.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Vermont Expands Free School Meal Program

Credit Beau Wade-absolutwade/Flickr

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and the state’s education secretary were at an elementary school Tuesday morning to launch a program that expands free school meal programs.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Business Group Pushes for Tax Cuts, Fracking to Revive Upstate Economy

Credit Tim Hurst / Flickr

An upstate pro-business group says regions of the state north of Westchester need special attention in the coming months to help the floundering economy.  The group Unshackle Upstate is proposing a series of tax cuts, as well as a start to hydraulic fracturing as the remedy.

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