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 20, 2012

3:58 PM
Blood
Artist : Miy Chemical Romance
Album : The Black Parade
Composer : My Chemical Romance
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : Reprise

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Commentary & Opinion
3:48 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Blair Horner: Sequester Cuts Begin To Bite

Americans are starting to feel the bite of the federal sequestration.  Sequestration is the term referring to the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts in the federal government’s domestic and military budgets.  Sequestration went into effect last month when Congress was unable to agree on an alternative.

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Weather
3:35 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas has our evening forecast for Monday, April 29, 2013. 

North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Border Fee Idea Scorned Along Vermont-Canada Border

Credit Flanker/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Vermonters are joining the chorus of criticism over a Department of Homeland Security proposal to study charging a fee to enter the United States at land border crossings.

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Politics
6:06 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Cuomo Casts Doubt On Fate Of Abortion Rights, Public Campaign Finance Measures

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’ll know in a couple of weeks whether two key items on his end of session agenda will become law- an abortion rights bill and public financing of political campaigns.

The governor says Republicans, who co-lead the state Senate, continue to oppose a measure to clarify a women’s right to choose abortion. The GOP has also steadfastly been against public financing of campaigns.   

“It is a fundamental ideological difference on choice and public financing,” Cuomo said. “I get it.”

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New England News
6:00 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Pittsfield Celebrates Arbor Day

Jim McGrath leads the Arbor Day celebrations at Pitt Park
Lucas Willard WAMC

Members of the Pittsfield community gathered to celebrate Arbor Day at Pitt Park. The park was founded 100 years ago, one of the city’s first parks.

The public gathered in the park under the branches of an Eastern Cottonwood tree that Jim McGrath, Parks and Open Spaces Director for the City of Pittsfield, said was here before the city was founded. It is at least 300 years old.

"We're pleased that we can celebrate this grand champion on Arbor Day," said McGrath.

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Weather
3:53 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas runs down the weekend weather forecast for Friday, April 26, 2013. 

New England News
3:47 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

A Dinosaur Donated By An Amherst College Alumnus Is Ready For Public Debut

A worker puts finishing touches on the new dinosaur skeleton at Amherst College's Beneski Musuem of Natural History
Credit Amherst College

A new exhibit opens to the public Saturday at the natural history museum at Amherst College. It is one of only two skeletons of a particular dinosaur species on display in the world. 

The Dryosaurus altus was one of the smaller dinosaurs that roamed the earth 150 million years ago, but it is a big presence now at the Beneski Museum of Natural  History at  Amherst  College. This specific skeleton is one of the most complete and best preserved of its species, according to museum director Tekla Harms.

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New England News
9:26 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Berkshire Residents Find Creative Way to Support Victims of Boston Attacks

Shoppers browse prints available at Berkshire Community College
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Since Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced the creation of  The One Fund last week, more than $23 million and counting has been raised to help the people most affected by recent attacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Much of the fund consists of the $16 million donated from corporations, but more than $7 million has been raised through donations from the public. 

And in the Berkshires, people are doing their part.

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Hudson Valley News
8:54 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

A Champion For The Environment And Peace Dies At 106

Ned Sullivan and Kathryn Davis
Credit Courtesy of Scenic Hudson

A well-known philanthropist and environmentalist who had a hilltop residence in New York’s Hudson Valley has died. She was also a champion for world peace. 

Kathryn Wasserman Davis died at the age of 106 on Tuesday. She took up both painting and kayaking in her 90s; the latter she sometimes shared with Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan, along the Hudson and other rivers.

Sullivan says he recalls last kayaking with her in the fall, when Davis was 105.

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Politics
6:43 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Divisions Remain On Public Campaign Financing

Gov. Cuomo
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Recent bribery scandals involving state legislators have fueled discussion on campaign finance reform at the Capitol in Albany, with several politicians and advocacy groups pressing for publicly financed campaigns.  But a key faction in the legislature, Republicans in the state Senate, remains opposed.

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