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
3:53 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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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Fund Raising Campaign Launches to Help Independent Adirondack Theaters Transition to Digital

Credit Adirondack North Country Association

A fundraising effort will begin Friday evening in Lake Placid to help embattled movie theaters in the Adirondacks remain open. 

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Weather
3:39 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas has our evening forecast for Thursday, April 25, 2013.

Commentary & Opinion
3:36 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Karen Hitchcock: The Minerva Project -Ben Nelson’s Vision for Higher Education

Ben Nelson, former CEO of Snapfish, an online photo service, is determined to stand higher education – at least part of it - on its head.  His goal is a simple one: provide large numbers of intellectually-gifted students with an education which will challenge them and prepare them to be the “thought leaders” of tomorrow.  The approach Mr. Nelson has laid out to do this “breaks the rules” in many ways, and has been variously described as daring and innovative by some, and ineffective, reckless  and over-reaching by others.

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Capital Region News
3:32 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Albany Metro Area #1 Among 'Post-Christian' US Cities

A Christian cross fashioned from palm leaves.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Recent polls and surveys show a huge shift in religious identity in many areas across the country, with attendance at religious services lagging. According to one evangelical marketing group, the once faithful are now identified as "post-Christians," and Albany, New York is number one on a list of the most post-Christian cities in the United States.  

Is the nation moving away from Christianity and other forms of conventional faith?

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Hudson Valley News
7:37 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

U.S. Attorney Makes Demands Of Westchester In Fair Housing Settlement

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

The U.S. Attorney has fired off a letter threatening action if the Westchester County Executive does not comply with his demands. The letter has to do with an affordable housing agreement, and the county executive has said he is in compliance.

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