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 14, 2012

3:46 PM
Asia Minot
Artist : Tom Harrell
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Composer : Harrell
Label : Bluebird/ RCA Victor
3:47 PM
Swamp Thing
Artist : Railbird
Album : No One
Composer : Sarah Pedinotti
Label : Superfrog
3:50 PM
Rosemary’s Home
Artist : Amy Collins
Album : The Hour of the Wolf
Label :
3:52 PM
Ghostyard
Artist : Folding Sky
Album : Folding Sky
Composer : Emanation
Label : Self-Released
3:54 PM
Owl’s Head Mountain Stream
Artist : Doug Irving & Friends
Album : An Adirondack Suite
Composer : Irving
Label : Adirondack Records
3:54 PM
AuSable River Run
Artist : Doug Irving & Friends
Album : An Adirondack Suite
Composer : Irving
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Adirondack Records
3:58 PM
The Bad Touch
Artist : Blood Hound Gang
Album : Hooray for Boobies
Composer : Jimmy Pop
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Interscope

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Debate Over Release of IBM Layoff Numbers

Credit ChrisDag/Flickr

Vermont officials are urging IBM to release the number of layoffs at its plant in Essex Junction, but the company claims state law allows the information to remain confidential.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Keith Strudler: Tyson Gay

If 40 is the new 30, then American sprinter Tyson Gay has a long decade ahead of him. Because at 30, he’s suddenly looking quite old, especially compared to the emergent track stars Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake of Jamaica, who at 26 and 23 make Gay look like at parent at a Taylor Swift show. Gay has certainly aged years in the past several days, when it was revealed that he tested positive for a banned performance enhancing substance. That has forced him to withdraw from next month’s world championships in Moscow, where he would have but faint hopes of topping a field that has since passed him by.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Newsflash: It's hot outside.  How long can this heat last?  Meteorologist Garett Argianas has the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

Hudson Valley News
10:23 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Study Finds Ticks Linked To Encephalitis In NYS

Credit Courtesy of Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies

A recent study shows a link between a certain type of tick and a rare illness. The report shows the virus is on the rise in parts of the Hudson Valley and has spread to the Capital District. A disease ecologist in Dutchess County says there are more ticks carrying the virus on one side of the Hudson River versus the other.

Dr. Richard Ostfeld is a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook. He is one of the authors of a paper about ticks linked to encephalitis in New York State. Here’s why he and other scientists undertook the study.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Workshops Planned to Train Volunteers to Spot Aquatic Invasive Species

APIPP's training will provide instruction on how to identify and detect aquatic invasive animals, such as spiny waterflea, an aquatic invasive species known in at least five Adirondack waterways, including Lake George. Spiny waterflea congregates in masses, is a voracious feeder of zooplankton, and globs onto fishing lines. (Photo courtesy Emily DeBolt, Lake George Association)
Credit Emily DeBolt/Lake George Association

Groups working to control the spread of aquatic invasive species in New York and Vermont are planning training sessions to identify the animals in hopes of protecting the region’s waters.

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New England News
4:50 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Strong Turnout Reported For Springfield Casino Vote

Casino proponents and opponents seek the attention of voters arriving at the Springfield Boys and Girls Club where two polling places are located
Credit WAMC

Voter turnout is described as good for today’s casino referendum in Springfield Massachusetts. Voters will either endorse or reject an $800 million casino development proposed for downtown Springfield by MGM Resorts.

   Springfield Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola said it appears voter turnout is on pace to reach 25 percent by the time the polls close at 8 p.m.   That would be considered a good turnout, and a far cry better than three weeks ago when just 15 percent of the city’s voters went to the polls for the special election for U.S. Senate.

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Commentary & Opinion
4:04 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: The New Jim Crow

 While coming to record last week's commentary, I was listening to Michelle Alexander on Alternative Radio. If you haven’t heard her or read her book, The New Jim Crow, I strongly recommend it. Some of us knew the basic facts but she fills in the details and makes the argument brilliantly.

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Weather
3:38 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

The heat wave continues. Meteorologist Garett Argianas has the evening forecast for Tuesday, July 16, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
6:24 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

County Legislator Alleges Political Corruption

From left to right, Legislator Frank Sparaco; Rockland County Republican Chairman Vincent Reda; Clarkstown Highway Superintendent Wayne Ballard; Clarkstown Republican Committee Chairman Bob Axelrod
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

It’s the latest political scandal following months of intrigue in Albany and the Hudson Valley. Members of the Rockland County Republican Committee say they have uncovered an alleged bribery scheme that crosses party lines. A Rockland County legislator says he secretly taped conversations that portray the alleged bribery attempt. And now one of those allegedly involved says he is filing suit.

Frank Sparaco is a Republican Rockland County legislator and part-time employee of the Clarkstown Highway Department.

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New England News
5:12 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Child Serial Killer Lewis Lent Linked To Cold Case

16 year old Jamie Lusher disappeared on Nov. 6,1992. Authorities announced that Lewis Lent, who is serving a life prison sentence, recently told police he killed the boy and put his body in a pond in Becket.

Authorities say a man convicted of  killing children in both Massachusetts and New York has been conclusively linked with the disappearance of a 16- year- old boy in Westfield, Massachusetts more than 20 years ago.

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