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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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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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

State Purchases Land in Warren County

Commissioner Joe Martens at the summit of Prospect Mountain
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens was at the summit of Prospect Mountain in Lake George Wednesday morning to announce a state land acquisition.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Volunteers To Repair Houses In Poor Neighborhood

Credit WAMC

A massive housing renovation project will take place this Saturday in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  A thousand volunteers will pack two contiguous streets  in Springfield’s Old Hill neighborhood and do major repair  work on more than two dozen homes..

   Carol Granado is excited about the work planned on her home at 163 Tyler Street that will include a new roof, exterior painting, new bathroom plumbing and three new windows.

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New York News
5:42 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Controversy Causes Fracking Consultant to Resign from Industry Lobby Group

Credit WAMC News

Opponents of hydro fracking are charging there’s a potential conflict of interest with a consultant to Governor Cuomo’s environmental agency. They are asking that the years-long review of fracking in New York be restarted. The controversy caused the consultant in question to sever all ties with a gas industry lobby group.

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Weather
3:40 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas checks in with the evening forecast for Wednesdsay, April 24, 2013.

Sports
3:40 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

NHL Lockout Helped Regional AHL teams

Earlier this season, the National Hockey League suffered its third work stoppage in 20 years due to a labor dispute between the owners and the NHL Players Union. Many contend that the lockout damaged the game.  But as Patrick O’Rourke reports, the American Hockey League was happy to see the major players skating in the minor leagues.

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