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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September 19, 2012

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Air Traffic Control
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WAMC News
3:38 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Garett Argianas' Afternoon Weather Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the afternoon weather forecast.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

High-Volume Sterilization Clinic Reduces Homeless Animal Population

"Princess", a 2-year old spayed female pitbull at Dakin Humane Society's adoption center in Springfield, MA
Credit WAMC

Four years ago this month an animal welfare agency arrived in Springfield Massachusetts and announced an ambitious goal—prevent dogs and cats from becoming homeless and euthanized.  The Dakin Humane Society says it can now guarantee a home for every healthy homeless animal in the Pioneer Valley.

There are fewer animals these days at the Dakin Humane Society’s adoption center on Union Street in Springfield and that’s a good thing according to Candy Lash, the society’s manager of marketing and communications.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Tension Between The "Common Core” Education Standards And Fit Children

Last week’s big news included the release of New York students’ academic test performance.  The news was grim:  Statewide, less than a third of the students in third through eighth grade were proficient in math and English.  And in some areas, only a tiny fraction passed: On the reading exams, a mere 5.4 percent of Rochester students passed, 8.7 percent of Syracuse students passed and 11.5 percent of Buffalo students passed.  In New York City, 27 percent passed English and 30 percent passed math.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Bruno Appears To Be Headed For Legal "Deja Vu"

Credit ..::WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas::..

It's back to court for former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno. After an appeals court rejected his double jeopardy claim, Bruno and his attorneys are preparing for a second federal trial. In 2009, the longtime powerful Rensselaer County Republican who eventually resigned his seat was convicted of two counts of mail fraud. The U.S. Supreme Court later tossed out part of the "theft of honest services" statute Bruno was charged under, and his conviction was overturned. 

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New England News
6:14 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

New Hotel Construction Seen As Sign Of Business Rebound

Years before a casino might open in downtown Springfield Massachusetts construction on new hotels is beginning.   The people who sell the city as a tourist destination say it is a positive development.

 A new 100 -room hotel is expected to open in downtown Springfield by the end of this year, and a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled next week for a new six- story hotel that will also have nearly 100 guest rooms when it opens in about a year.

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WAMC News
3:45 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Nippertown's Greg Haymes' Weekend Music Picks With Brian Shields

Credit Times Union

Nippertown's Greg Haymes visits with some August music selections.

1. M.R. Poulopoulos: "Hard Times" from his new album Harvest the Heart, playing at the Hudson Music Festival in Hudson on Sunday at 1 on the stage at the 400 block of Warren St and at 3 at American Glory BBQ.

2. Dave Maswick: "The Truth About Love" from his new album The News From Here, playing with the Stony Creek Band at the South Glens Falls Town Park at 6:30 on Tuesday.

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New York News
2:40 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Despite Slower Start, Many Confident Saratoga Tourism Will Improve

Recent reports show that the 2013 racing season at the Saratoga Race Course was facing lower levels of attendance over last year in the several days after its July 19th opening.

The Albany Times Union reported that on an opening day with temperatures above 90 degrees, track attendance was down 15 percent from the previous year’s opening day. The slump continued with the next day down 13 percent. On the first giveaway day, attendance was 7 percent below last year’s.

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Hudson Valley News
11:09 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Hudson Valley Assemblyman Wants START-UP NY Repealed

Credit Courtesy of the Office of Assembyman Kieran Lalor

A New York state Assemblyman says he will introduce legislation next week to repeal Governor Andrew Cuomo’s START-UP New York program that gives tax-free incentives to new businesses.

A recent report from Governor Cuomo’s Division of Budget fueled Republican Assemblyman Kieran Lalor’s mission. He says had had not planned to draft repeal legislation until seeing the numbers.

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Capital Region News
3:38 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Democrat Vs. Democrat: Race For Albany City Treasurer

Gary Domalewicz and Darius Shahinfar, Democratic candidates for Albany City Treasurer
Credit WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

As the September 10 Democratic primary draws closer, with current Albany City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan running for mayor, two candidates for Chief Fiscal officer have emerged, each democrat believing he is best-suited to take over the position.

In May, the Albany County Democratic Committee endorsed Sheehan as Jerry Jennings' successor over Corey Ellis. The party also backed county Legislator Gary Domalewicz for city treasurer.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:38 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Karen Hitchcock: Removal Of College of Nanoscale Sciences A No-Win Decision

On July 16th, the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York voted to separate CNSE, the College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering, from its university, the University at Albany. Many opinions have been voiced, both pro and con, since the possibility of such a split was “leaked” this past March. As the president of UAlbany when the nanotechnology initiative was begun and moved through critical phases in its growth, I have expressed my opinion regarding this decision in a recent interview with The Business Review. Indeed, an editorial expanding on my deep concerns will appear tomorrow in the August 8th edition of this same publication.

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