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
3:59 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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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Vermont Yankee To Shut Down

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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Entergy, the owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, announced this morning that the reactor will shut down and go off line at the end of 2014.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Detroit Bankruptcy

The Detroit bankruptcy is likely to mean a big hit for people's pensions. Think about that: people have worked all their lives and now you tell them the terms just changed, and at precisely the part of their lives when they will find it hard to replace the lost income.

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Weather
3:32 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas has our evening weather forecast for Tuesday, August 27, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
10:52 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

NY Secretary Of State Visits Walkway Over The Hudson

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York’s Secretary State was in two Hudson Valley counties this afternoon as he toured Walkway Over the Hudson.

Secretary of State Cesar Perales visited Walkway Over the Hudson, starting in Poughkeepsie, on the Dutchess County side. His visit was to see how Department of State projects that are already funded are progressing, and hear about where more money is needed.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Blair Horner: Weak Regulations Fail To Protect Children

One year ago, Governor Cuomo signed a law prohibiting the use of indoor tanning facilities by minors under the age of 17.  The reason that this restriction became law was the mounting evidence that indoor tanning is dangerous – particularly to young people.  The more you indoor tan, the more likely you will get skin cancer.

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