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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WAMC News
3:45 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

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

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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Hudson Valley Assemblyman Wants START-UP NY Repealed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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Weather
3:29 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas details the evening weather forecast for Thursday, August 8, 2013.

Hudson Valley News
7:40 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Judge Rules Rockland Candidate May Return To The Ballot; An Appeal Is Filed

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A third candidate in a Democratic primary for Rockland County executive is back on the ballot after a state Supreme Court decision.

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New England News
6:13 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Massachusetts Ballot Questions Proposed To Repeal New Taxes

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Parts of a large tax bill enacted to pay for transportation needs in Massachusetts are now the focus of separate repeal efforts.  Petitions were filed with the Massachusetts attorney general today to begin a process that could put the repeal initiatives on the 2014 state election ballot.

       A coalition of more than 20 business leaders from some of the state’s biggest companies, including Staples Inc. and Boston Scientific, signed the petition that seeks repeal of the recent expansion of the state’s sales tax to computer software services.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:44 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Keith Strudler: Johnny Football And The NCAA

One of the first things I learned in a classroom management course was when a kid blatantly breaks the rules, never ask him or her why they did it. You’re not going to like the answer, and the reality is, most kids don’t know why threw a watermelon out a school window. At that age, impulse far overwhelms reasoned action. So as an educator, forget why, and simply deal with the punishment.

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Weather
3:33 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

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