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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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Keith Strudler: Battle Of The Sexes

Before I begin in earnest, I’ll give all the parents with young children a chance to cover their kids ears, because I’m about to discuss one of those universal truths we’re all supposed to believe, like Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy, who by the way has been working overtime at my house lately.

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Weather
3:43 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina gives us a glimpse of the weather conditions for the upcoming weekend.

Hudson Valley News
7:37 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

NYS Assemblyman Wants New Channel Dropped From Cable Packages

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Subscribers to various cable TV packages may have noticed a new channel recently, but a New York State assemblyman wants it removed — and is threatening to boycott the provider.

Al Jazeera America began broadcasting in the U.S. August 20. Assemblyman Kieran Lalor, a Fishkill Republican, says constituents began calling and emailing him, saying they were offended that Al Jazeera programming was part of a basic pre-paid package. He says he then stumbled across the channel while searching for a Yankees game at a family barbeque.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Funding Announced Allowing Waterbury Office Complex Project to Move Forward

Governor Peter Shumlin announces funding for Waterbury State Office Complex
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate were at the state’s flooded-out Waterbury office complex this morning to announce funding to begin demolition of buildings that will allow reconstruction of the complex.

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New York News
6:15 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Seasonal Businesses Gearing Up For Last Hurrah Of Summer

As the Labor Day weekend approaches, businesses in the Southern Adirondacks are preparing for one last hurrah for the summer season, and a transition to lead the months ahead. 

Labor Day weekend is traditionally seen as the end to the summer season. School starts and the large crowds disappear, but while many are hoping for a strong showing on one last long weekend under the sun, some are also looking ahead to the cooler months.

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Weather
3:59 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

  Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, August 29, 2013.

Capital Region News
3:45 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Mayoral Race Plays On Social Media

Credit Composite image by Dave Lucas/WAMC

There's a new factor playing a role in the Albany mayoral race: social media.

It has been said that politics puts social networking and communication to the ultimate test.  Libertarian Party candidate Alexander Portelli was the first to toss his hat in the ring.

Republican hopeful Jesse Calhoun hails social media as "both a blessing and a curse."

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Hudson Valley News
10:01 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Enviro Official Says NYC DOH Denies Request For Public Hearing

Credit Patrick Stahl, flickr

The New York State Department of Health has released for public comment draft revisions to New York City’s waiver from filtering drinking water from the Catskill/Delaware watershed.  A number of stakeholders had called for public hearings, and one says they’ve already received an answer.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Adirondack Officials Remember Irene

Irene damage in Keene, NY
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Essex County, New York, was among the areas most damaged when Tropical Storm Irene moved through the region two years ago, and is still recovering. The supervisors of the two hardest hit towns in the rural Adirondack county still have vivid memories of the day the storm hit.

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New York News
5:10 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Candidate In Saratoga County Sheriff's Race Files Vandalism Complaints Over Missing Signs

Jeff Gildersleeve, a Republican candidate in the Saratoga County sheriff’s race, said that hundreds of "Gildersleeve for Sheriff” campaign lawn signs have been damaged or stolen during August.

"We are probably at this point close to 400 sings that are missing overall," said Gildersleeve.

Gildersleeve said the signs cost his campaign around $2.50 a piece – adding up to a loss of about $1,000 for the damaged or missing signs.

Gildersleeve filed vandalism complaints this week with local and state law enforcement agencies after hearing complaints from supporters.

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