WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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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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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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New York News
4:51 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

NY State Police Exam: Deadline Approaching

New York State police are reminding those interested in joining  their ranks that this is the final week to sign up for the entrance exam.

The New York State Police entrance exam is being given for the first time since 2008. Those who pass the test will get on an eligibility list that will remain in effect for four years. Candidates must be between 20 and 29 years old and have 60 college credits at the time of appointment.

Next State Police Exam - Application deadline September 8, 2013

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New England News
3:51 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Renovated School Has Touches Of The Past And Modern Educational Tools

A classroom in the newly renovated Forest Park Middle School in Springfield, MA
Credit WAMC

A school building in Springfield, Massachusetts that was originally constructed in 1898 has been transformed into a 21st century learning center.   Classes have resumed at the Forest Park Middle School following a three-year renovation project.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas checks in with the weather forecast for the evening of Tuesday, September 3, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

David Nightingale: On Language

Disclaimer: the following comments are about the English language, despite the fact that my training is only in the sciences. But to my mind, whatever language we use, we should strive to communicate. accurately.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Arizona and Vermont Feud Over Fall Foliage

Credit Arizona Highways/Vermont Life

Magazines on opposite coasts, famous for their photography, are engaging in a tongue-in-cheek rivalry over fall foliage. Arizona Highways is talking on Vermont’s fall foliage, and Vermont Life Magazine has taken up the gauntlet.

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New York News
6:29 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

De Blasio, Spitzer Lead NYC Races In New Siena Poll

A new Siena poll shows candidates taking new positions in two New York City political races that have commanded national attention.

The New York Times/Siena College Poll shows public advocate Bill De Blasio, a Democrat, leading the pack in the race for New York City mayor ... Pollster Steve Greenberg says De Blasio has opened up a significant lead over the other candidates.

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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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